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Starbucks has marketing genius

Been a little busy with Work and other stuff but I saw this on Huffington Post. It’s very clever advertising and makes a very good point.

Besides, who doesn’t want a free cup of coffee for doing the right thing?

It’s been really busy at work doing upgrades and helping to roll new projects out. To make life fun, My 3rd Gen Ipod would not hold a charge for longer than a day. So, I ordered a new one and, like clockwork, the old one completely fails.

The timing makes me wonder if Apple somehow communicated to my old 15gb ipod that I ordered a new 120 GB ipod classic. Maybe the Old Ipod knew it was on the way out and just self destructed.

In any case, I’ll continue to try to get the old one working before throwing it into the recycle bin, but the new one is working nicely.

Besides the Ipod classic, I also got a remote to listen to radio when I’m on the buss.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Ipod Nano 4g and Ipod tough 2G disected

Well, that didn’t take long. I saw this on Google News:

New iPods dissected, iPod touch 2G has Bluetooth. Sorta

Which will ultimately lead to ifixit.com’s web site where they actually do the dissecting of the new ipod Touch. They also dissect the new Nano.  Both are a pretty interesting read with good photographs of the two Ipods.

Me, I have a 3G Ipod that has 15 Gb of disk. It works for me, but lately the battery is not holding a charge for longer than two hours of play. That covers my commute back home, but it is annoying having to charge it every day. At this time, the 16Gb Ipod Nano is $199 while the 120 gb Ipod Classic is $249.

The Ipod Classic has up to 36 hours of music play time of music on a full charge, while the Ipod Nano has up to 24 hours. Either would be a great improvement over my current Ipod.

When my current Ipod dies, I think I’ll end up getting the Ipod Classic. The Ipos Nano is tempting, but for the extra $50, I figure I should just get the 120Gb model.
The Ipod Classic.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Geek in the Pink” by Jason Mraz from the “Mr. A-Z” album. You can see the video here on vh1.

Apple Upgrades Ipod touch to 32gb

Apple upgraded the Ipod touch to 32gb this week. I have the old 3rd gen 15gb model, but if it breaks, I’d certainly consider getting one.

Planned obsolescence

broken-ipod-remote.jpgI think Ipod Wired remotes are designed to eventually break. I’m now on my thrid one in one year and after shelling out the money for it, I’m wondering if it’s worth it??

new-broken-ipod-remote.jpgHere’s the New one next to the Old. Think I’ll take apart the connector on the Old one and see if I can re connect it…