I’ve often wondered what the hoopla over the Apple iPod was about.
Today I met an iPod. Stark, simple, tactile, functional. I’m not so sure on the menu interface yet, but beyond that it’s fairly brilliant. Simple smooth touches to the click-dial and things happen. It’s a tad sensitive for my massive fingers, but that’s probably adjustable somewhere. If it isn’t, shame on Apple.
I’ve looked at what Apple have to offer, and there’s the new version that blends the standard iPod and the iPod photo. That is very tempting, even at 209 quid, as I do take a fair number of photos, and having a portable storage device that can also hold my 26 GB music library? Bonus! So, time for a long think, as I’m trying to put money towards the house fund right now. Would be neat to have it at RIAT 2005.