Music have always been a constant travel companion. I got not one a but a few MP3 players at my disposal but I’ve only been a recent convert to iPod. I’ve only got an old iPod Classic Video but it works well and a pleasure to use bringing in full artist discographies at my disposal. Apple announcements have always been look forward to. And it’s great Apple isn’t far behind on distribution here.
First up was the introduction of the new iPod Shuffle. It is now rectangular but sleek in design and comes in 5 different colors. Controls are via the earphones. Am not really a fan of the shuffle due to its low capacity and absence of status screens. But now they have increased the capacity and are able to save playlist. What’s more, it talks to you. On a press of a control, it tells you what playlist is running and even the name of the artist and song playing. That surely makes up for the lack of screen. 2gig capacity is priced at Php 3290 while 4gig is Php 4390
The new 5th Gen iPod Nano has design handed down from the previous gen. New notable features are the larger screen, it can shoot videos (not stills) and a built-in FM radio (finally). The Video recording is at 640×480 VGA at 30fps, unlimited to the capacity of the storage and battery life and at packets of 2gig. Not only did Apple add an FM radio but it also included a Live Pause where you can pause what you’re listening to and the iPod will record the program continuously up to 15 minutes so you can catch up. The 8gig capacity retails at Php 8790 and 16gig gos for Php 10,490
I’ve always thought the 32gig Ipod Touch was too small for me considering I have more than 400 gig of music at storage. It’s great to see they increased the capacity to 64gig. Also added in is the Open GL and Peer-to-peer capabilities for gaming. iTunes 9 also has the feature to organize appz on the iPod Touch. The 8gig will sell for Php 11,490, 32 gig for 17,490 and the 64gig for Php 23,490.
Not left behind is the iPod classic which also has an upgraded capacity to 160gig. For those yearning for high capacity storage, the iPod Classic retails for Php 14,490.
So there you go, Christmas is around the corner and this would especially be great gift ideas.