The New iPods
I finally had the opportunity to go and check out the 4G iPod Nanos and 2G iPod Touches by Apple. I was interested in one because of the recording capability, but was turned off by the iPods in the store for the following reasons:
- I was able to crash several of the 4G iPod Nanos in under a minute.
- The curvature of the 4G iPod’s screen reflects unwanted light from several sources, even worse than a flat glossy screen.
- I can’t write Chinese shorthand or cursive on the iPod Touch and have it recognise my input correctly.
- The wireless speed on the iPod Touch using WiFi did not seem to be any faster than my sister’s 1G iPhone over the Edge network.
At least I have saved myself some money. Instead, I am getting a 500GB laptop drive in an external enclosure for $149, in store. I am very pleased with that price. I still need to get some sort of a voice recorder though.