iPod Video

iPod 5G Video

The iPod 5G (aka. Video) is sup­pose to drop in stores this week. What the heck was Apple think­ing by doing this? I mean come on, it hasn’t even been a year since the iPod Nanos dropped, and here its—the new 5G!

Besides that, I am won­der­ing whether upgrad­ing to a 30GB 5G is even worth it and a smarth move. The pros that I see with the 5G over my Photo would prob­a­bly be:

  • the video of course!
  • lighter and smaller form factor
  • sleeker design

And the cons would be:

  • the price dif­fer­ence I’ll need to cover when I upgrade
  • time it’ll take me to re-organize and synch with the new iPod and my PC
  • the money I need to spend in terms of acces­sories for it (i.e. cover, fm trans­mit­ter, etc.)
  • acces­sories that used the top-connector would be abso­lete with it

I guess one major fac­tor that needs to be addressed would be, “will I even enjoy watch­ing a movie for 1–3 hours on a 2.5-inch, 320 x 240 pixel dis­play?” Right now, I don’t think so. Just imag­ine hold­ing your iPod and hav­ing it in a com­fort­able posi­tion were your neck won’t be sore after watch­ing a movie. I just can not see any sce­nar­ios right now were this would be beneficial.

Besides, I just freak­ing went eBay crazy these past cou­ple of days. They were mostly sport­ing good pur­chases con­sist­ing of the following:

  • Colum­bia 300 Ric­o­chet Rebound Bowl­ing Ball (14lbs. 3oz.)
  • Mizuno Crush 2 Base­ball Bat (34 inches, 27 ounces)
  • Knobcuffs (for my bats)

Not to men­tion, I’m look­ing into invest­ing into some seri­ous glass for my pho­tog­ra­phy addic­tion. Alas, tech­nol­ogy… it gets bet­ter by the minute. I just hope peo­ple do as well.

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  1. j0emama

    new IPOD w/ videos are totally NOT worth it if you already have one. YOu can only watch .MPEG4 and .MOV on the video (so we’d have to con­vert all our porn), 2.5 inch screen is TINY, and I’m sure that the bat­tery life while watch­ing a video is crap…go get that lens for your camera…it’s a bet­ter buy.

  2. juan

    I wish I had “seri­ous glass.” Right now I just have “hav­ing fun, but not too com­mited glass.”