My first confession, I do not even own an iPod in the traditional sense. All I have been able to acquire in the several-odd years since the pod people landed, was a measly shuffle pod.
But man do I love that shuffle pod. I put it in my pocket and bike to work or take the subway, and I’m rocking out the whole time. So I don’t know what song is coming up next, that’s the thrill of life man! So you can imagine how bummed I was when my inadequately sized shuffle pod ceased to work.
At first I thought about turning this post into a “Fundraiser for DigiDave to buy a New iPod Post.” But I figured that was abusing my privilege as your guide to the world of technology.
Instead I propose a discussion of sorts.
Should I A: Try and get a full refund, replacing my shuffle pod with a new one.
B: Turn in my shuffle pod and demand to get a deal on a new (and real) iPod.
Obviously the crowd is favoring B. But here is the question. Do I dare go for the Nano? My only hesitations are
A: I hear it breaks easily and the shuffle pod, which seems study, obviously isn’t hard to damage either. I simply can’t get attached to another pod creature only to have it die on me. I don’t have the emotional reserve for that.
B: Maybe I’m weird that this bothers me, but you can’t find any images of the Nano on a google image search. WTF?
I hope you enjoyed my long musings. Please feel free to comment on what you think I should do (Note: I am poor, blogging doesn’t exactly pay the bills, so don’t suggest that I should buy both, and a 40 gig while I’m at it). I’m interested in what other tech-peeps would do in my situation. Go for the Nano I presume.
Have you talked with Apple? I’d try going to the nearest “Genius Bar” as soon as possible.
Thanks to a generous boyfriend with a buddy at Apple, I have an iPod collection and got the Shuffle right after it came out. A few months later, the USB connector stayed in my ‘puter while the Shuffle pulled along with my hand. Not good.
True to their one year warranty, and even though it looked like it had been manhandled which would void the warranty, they replaced it immediately in the store.
Never hurts to ask. (But, generally they don’t do well with haggling to upgrade or whatever.)
I’d say go for the Nano if you can.
They aren’t unsturdy (i think it was arstechnica that did their best to destroy one..ended up taking being thrown out of a car going like..40 to do it)..they just get scratched fairly easily, particularly black.
Some of my friends got them a few days after they came out and both are more than happy with it.