I am now the proud owner of an iPod Mini.
I had a little extra cash laying around and it had been a long time since I bought a new toy to play with. At first I thought about getting a Mac, but I decided to wait on that. The iPods just tempted me too much.
So I went to BestBuy to see their iPods in stock. Well, there was that kid at the counter who seemed like a total idiot when it came to this stuff and the fact that half of the iPods that were supposedly on display weren’t there (leaving the counter a little bare).
Katie and I decided while looking there that we would take a trip to Salem, NH and try to find the Apple Store there. Turns out it is at the Rockingham Park mall.
What a beautiful store. I had never been to an Apple Store before, but it lived up to its hype.
After looking around for about 20 minutes, I went to business. I narrowed down my choices to an 20 GB iPod and a Silver 4 GB iPod Mini.
In the end, the price tag ($199) and the slightly smaller form factor won me over. I bought an iPod Mini, along with one of those FM transmitters/chargers for the car, the extended warranty, and a case for the iPod (which I may return, haven’t decided yet).
So far, I am very satisified with my purchased. Put the CD in, followed the instructions, and loaded up iTunes. What a great piece of hardware.
This will be great for listening to music while I’m driving to clients. When I get to a client, put the small iPod mini in my pocket so I won’t lose it. Plug it back in when I get back to the car and go to the next client.
After a few years of not discovering much to listen to, I think I will be working on that I should try out podcasting as well.