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 30GB5G 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
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:
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Anyways, FREE is always good. Its just a matter of having the time to wait for that FREE assistance, or not. A simple way to figure out if this is for you (or not) is by simply asking yourself: “Do I like those pre-movie advertisements?”
So what can be the coolest page you have ever been to on the net? Well, its simple. The one that you just created and customized. How you may ask? Why not find out over at Protopage.
But what exactly is it?
Protopage makes it easier for you to get to your favorite web sites.
Create a page, put your links and sticky notes on it, and save it as your new browser start page.
With my experience, in the quick 10 minutes of using it, its more for those that need to easily transport their sticky notes from home to work and vice-versa. Its an alternative for those of us who don’t have time to make a personal homepage where to-do-lists, new web links and lotto numbers might reside. A cool thing about it is—its AJAXibility (just made it up, don’t wear it out).
You can change the layout of your notes; the color of your background/foreground; the image/wallpaper of your homepage; and many more. All of this in real-time. By the way, did I mention that its FREE!
The only thing that might be of a “fine-print” material would be this part (below their registration form):
We ask for your email address so that we can send your password to you if you forget it, and to send you occasional news about Protopage. We respect your privacy. You can opt out of the Protopage news emails at any time.
Otherwise, go give it a try. I’m pretty sure it’ll be of good use for those always on-the-go. As well as those who are always in need of a service that helps them manage this clutter-verb we call “web-surfing.”