Okay, so in previous blogs I have lamented the loss of my iPod Nano in the washing machine, and I have drooled over the iPhone but decided that it was just too expensive and that despite the way cool features, I just couldn’t justify the monthly service charges.
This week, I found a great solution. A young man in my ward offered to sell me a video iPod that he got from a pawn shop. A new one costs upwards of $300 and he sold it to me for a mere $80, and this 30 GB beauty is in excellent condition.
How did I justify the purchase? Well, I’ve really missed using my iPod in various situations, and I’ve been looking for a replacement. I thought about buying a used 1 GB iPod Nano from a co-worker for $75, but I’m glad I held out. This thing stores 30 GB of data. Right now I have 3,500 audio files and 5,200 pictures, along with some videos that I have saved there. I’m still trying to figure out how to transfer a couple of my favorite DVDs to the device, but I did buy a TV eposide on iTunes and it played beautifully.
I got a little money from my mom for my MBA graduation (last class tonight) and so I figured I would splurge. Oh electronic devices, how I love you! May you continue to get smaller, more powerful and more useful with each passing year.