Leave it to my wife to ask for things which no one else ever thinks of.
Seeing an ad for the all-new iPod Nano in a circular we received in the mail, catttitude began asking me questions about it, and completely unintentionally coined the phrase NanoPod at work.
catttitude: You said it was a Nano
ehowton: Its not called a NanoPod. Its an iPod Nano. Like the make and model of a car.
catttitude: Everyone at work knew what I meant.
I have the 3rd Gen 2GB Shuffle and my wife has my old 1GB. I maintain both playlists from my master iTunes Library, and because my wife doesn't get to listen to hers daily, she always wants all the songs she already has on her device, all the time. As one can imagine, given a 240-song limit, this makes it difficult when she finds something new she wants added, and only after I explained that I could keep a list of her favorite songs on the computer in a playlist was she satisfied. Well, partially at least. I've gone through so many computers and operating systems that she is always suspect of data integrity. Either way, the 8GB storage capacity pleased her unnaturally. I've never seen my wife's eyes sparkle at storage space before, and it was simultaneously arousing and unsettling.
Being fascinated with the ability to watch tiny, high-res full-screen movies on the Nano appeals to her, as does solving once and for all the children's hyperactive inattention on long road trips. She's considering getting each of us our own Nano for Christmas. Ever the pragmatist, she asked me a series of questions designed, I assumed, to either support or dismiss her theories of practicality.
catttitude: I'll be able to use this to watch movies when I'm working on projects?
catttitude: And they make a stand for it, with speakers?
ehowton: Of course. Many to choose from.
catttitude: One that mounts it sideways, so you can watch the movies full-size?
One of the features of this new Nano is the inclusion of the iPhone's accelerometer. Simply put, tilt your device, and the orientation changes to match. Unfortunately, I can't find a dock with speakers which allows this device to mount in such a manner to take full advantage of this technology.
Yeah, she's a lot of fun.
Welcome to my world.
Now if I could only get a MacBook Pro in which to attach it to...