There’s been some cool USB flash drives lately that are eye-candy to me. Check ‘em out…
It seems that Apple just released their new iPod Shuffle today. VoiceOver seems to be the newest technology other than the new form-factor. They say its half-the-size of the previous one, and has a capacity of 4GB. In terms of color, its currently available in silver or black.
The only thing I’m worried about is that you have to use the built-in controls on the earphones that comes with it (or am I missing something?). That’s actually a pretty big one to weigh out.
That would suck if you’d like to use something else and/or replace it in the future. You won’t be able to Play, Pause, Skip, etc. Anyways, I personally wouldn’t buy this new one and would stick with the previous generation just because of the limitation of having to play songs only through the earphones.
I’m hoping I’m not the only one that finds this as a big concern.
For more details regarding the new iPod Shuffle’s earbud-controls, read up on Gizmodo’s article: Confirmed: Your iPod Shuffle Earbuds Need Proprietary Chip to Function.
Cool, unique watch that I saw while browsing.
Get precision timing in Nixon’s Modical Rotolog Watch with latest style sporting a funky patterned enamel coating. Whether your steeze is hip-hop or punk the Modical’s custom 30 meter stainless steel with hardened mineral crystal caseback and stainless steel straps show Nixon’s top of the line craftsmanship with diverse design. The Japanese Quartz time movement with led is easily read from a roll dial on the right side of the casing so you won’t be late for your skate session or coffee shop hangout or whatever. Use this watch in the dark with its backing light cause even though we’re oh so totally different nobody has night vision, right?
MSRP is $449.95. But I saw it for about 50%-off at a deal site (now gone).
Not to be outdone by the new colorful and surprisingly thin iPod Nanos, the second generation iPod Touch made its debut as well in Apple’s September 2008 Special Event entitled “Let’s Rock”.
So what’s so different, a new body. The new iPod Touch looks like it came from Quicksilver’s board. It definitely got some ideas for the iPhone 3G’s contour, but its shiny and made from polished stainless steel. I won’t be surprised if we see Apple comes out with this chasis on the iPhone 3G in the Winter (pending the sale of the new iPod Touch of course).
Other new features are:
- Built-in volume controls (just like the iPhone)
- Built-in speakers (just like the iPhone)
- Longer battery life (36-hours for audio, and 6-hours for video)
- Built-in wireless support for Nike+
Noting the built-in wireless support for Nike+, this sucks if Apple can’t just push a firmware update for iPhone 3G owners. I won’t necessarily be running with an iPhone as its freaking just too much to worry about and a distraction, but it just makes sense and a goodie for all Apple fans alike.
In terms of price-point, if comparing with the previous one, the new iPod Touch starts at $229 (8GB model) and is definitely worth the upgrade if you are looking to have the feature-set of the iPhone 3G w/o the phone. Now, if being compared against the iPhone 3G and basing on the fact that you are also looking for a phone, I don’t think its a good buy. Other than the subscription fee to a mobile carrier, the only feature that the new iPod Touch has over the iPhone 3G would probably be its built-in wireless integration with Nike+ (for now). With that said, if in the situation I just stated, I would still get an 8GB iPhone 3G over this new iPod Touch.