Life Just Got a Little More Random | February 17, 2005
So while I was up in London over the weekend, I decided to treat myself to an iPod Shuffle. I’ve wanted a proper iPod for some time now, but could never justify the expense. The power of the iPod lies in the ability to carry your whole music collection around, allowing you to listen to what you want, when you want. They’d be a great gadget to take travelling, and my girlfriend used hers everyday when commuting to London. However with a 5 minute walk to work, an iPod would be wasted on me.
I’ve always thought it would be handy to have a little portable music player for those moments when you want to kill a bit of time, say on the odd trip up to London or down at the gym. The iPod shuffle is great for this as it’s random nature fits perfectly with my random usage patterns. If I was using it every day for long periods I’d want more control. But for occasional use, shuffle works perfectly.
However my main reason for getting an iPod Shuffle wasn’t to get an mp3 player, It was to get a new USB drive. I’ve previously owned two USB keyring drives and found them a realy handy way of moving files around. Unfortunately neither lasted very long so it was time to buy a new one. The iPod Shuffle turns about to be one of the most affordable USB drives around, with the extra bonus of doubling up as a great little mp3 player.
Posted at February 17, 2005 10:22 PM