So, I finally took the plunge. For those of you who don’t know me well, up until two days ago I was rocking on the original iPod. Yes, the 1st generation. And though it continued to play music, that was the extent of it. It was a beater, to say the least. Scratched silver casing and very dimly-lit screen. It was time.
For a while now, I’ve been thinking of grabbing a new iPod. The biggest reservation here wasn’t the price – it was the fact that I only listen to music. I don’t use the video feature, radio stations or the Nike fitness feature. Which led me to the iPod vs. MP3 player discussion. Ultimately, I went with the 7th generation iPod Nano because the original had lasted me so long and was still alive and kicking(if only every once in a while).
As always, the iPod is small but built very tough. Out of the box, my only complaint is that my Toshiba laptop wouldn’t recognize which model iPod I had, which led to a host of problems trying to sync the music I had previously purchased. Why Apple continues to think that most of it’s users don’t own a PC is beyond me? They live in this perfect little world where everyone owns a MAC. And maybe they should. But in the real world, most of us own PCs and it’s quite painful at first. I actually had to go to websites beyond Apple’s own, just to track down the drivers I needed to install in order to make the damn thing function.
With that small gripe aside, the iPod Nano is now working flawlessly. It’s much louder than my original, which is important for us old men. The screen is larger and much brighter, which means that Lindsey Stirling now sounds AND looks like a million bucks. If you own a PC, prepare to spend thirty minutes or so installing what needs to be there. Aside from that, I highly recommend this device of pristine sound!
The top five on my playlist:
Ascendance by Lindsey Stirling
Africa by Mike Masse
Lost in Paradise by Amy Lee
Yea by Joe Nichols
Love the Way You Lie by Tyler Ward