Monday, January 09, 2006

iPods, Ad Nauseum

I feel as though I've pulled one over on the Apple folk. (tee heee -- don't tell them)

As I mentioned in my last comment in the iTrippin' thread, when it comes to iPods and digital cameras, there is the cost of the device, and then an amount roughly equal to that to buy accessories to actually use it. Apple has managed to convince its custsomers that power adapters are accessories. For some reason, their accessories tend to cost an average of $30.00 each.

The iTrip cost $40.00, and as I've posted, it's basically useless to me. I was considering buying a cassette adapter. Those are roughly $19.00; a bargain by Apple standards, BUT --Ha! Ha! I found out the cassette adapter to my Sony Discman also works, and works great! So there!

My daughter has the FM transmitter that works through the cigarette charger. I tried it, and it is definitely better than the dreaded iTrip. But I can't say it's better than the cassette adapater.

So for now, all is well in my happy little iPodland. I think I'll celebrate by downloading something from iTunes.

10 comments:

insomniac said...

This piece in the New Yorker reminded me of your problems...

Eleanor said...

Good idea!

These days iTunes is my Happy Place! :)

Eleanor said...

LOL, insom!

Lisa said...

Yeay You! GO downloads some tunes girl! :-)

Sarah O. said...

Sly, first thanks for checking in on my rather weak but ever-improving blog!

Once you start downloading music you won't be able to stop. You'll put a lot on your credit card but then you'll get songs you love without the 8 filler songs on the usual CD.

Kafaleni said...

Yay!! Hope it works!!

wysiwyg said...

insom, they forgot that classic gotcha that you ONLY find once you've paid your money and then are reduce yourself to reading the manual to try and figure out why it doesn't do what you want it to. For example:

"NOTE: Model (your model) does not support use of the phone without optional attachment (part number for add-on that costs more than the device itself), and then only if the call is placed from the New Hebrides."

Mike Weasel said...

Clearly you need the iPants.

wysiwyg said...

Mike: no, Peri needs the iPants....

Mike Weasel said...

iPants, uPants, weallPants for noPants.