05. 31. 2006
New juice for an old iPod
Iím sure I am not the first one to be experiencing this, but Iíve been so tempted to just run out and buy a new iPod. It doesnít even matter to me whether itís an iPod video, a Nano, or even an used but out of circulation iPod Mini, as long as the action satisfies my instant gratification urge.
Itís not just the shopalcholic in me thatís speaking. There IS a justification for the urge, which is that the battery life on the iPod (3rd generation) I have is so so bad. It was bad from the beginning, but I just loved it too much to admit to myself that there was a problem. But as time goes by, itís just getting worse and worse. So finally one day, I woke up and smelt the coffee... literally... and admitted to myself that itís time to admit to myself that thereís a problem. Since thereís no AA for such matters, I did the next best thing: I consulted my dear friend Chris, aka Mac God, and he introduced me to the ďnot-so-sexyĒ replacement battery page from Newer Technology . With 2 guitar picks, he promised me I should be able to do it myself.
Sexiness be damned, for $25.99, Iíll be able to resuscitate my beloved iPod, which is a pretty good deal. Saving a few hundred dollars in the process isnít too shabby either.