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Posted on 2008.11.06 at 10:30
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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.
ehowton: ...

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?
ehowton: Yes.
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?
ehowton: ...

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...


galinda822 at 2008-11-06 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
She just wants to be fully informed of all the options prior to making a decision. She does that with everything. :)

I'm still happy with my 30 Gb video iPod. Even though it is an older model. It still works great!
galinda822 at 2008-11-06 16:39 (UTC) (Link)
ps: I think Apple should rename it NanoPod.
ehowton at 2008-11-06 16:50 (UTC) (Link)
And I'm going to miss having the world's smallest mp3 player discreetly attached to my person. But capacity and things like, which track is playing would be nice.
galinda822 at 2008-11-06 16:58 (UTC) (Link)
You probably know the artist and song without having to be told though. You're good like that!
ehowton at 2008-11-06 17:04 (UTC) (Link)
The issue I have is with new albums. I'll sometimes plop down 25 new soundtracks on my Shuffle and halfway through the first two, forget in which order I placed them. And while oftentimes I can eventually pick out a particular composers, if its someone who's work I'm not familiar with, I'll never know until I sync again, and that's if I remember *about* where the songs in question were in relationship to what I last recognized. You know what would make that easier? ALBUM ART! I'm a whore for Cover Flow.
galinda822 at 2008-11-06 17:25 (UTC) (Link)
Then the Nano would be perfect. Whore away! LOL
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ehowton at 2008-11-06 18:22 (UTC) (Link)
...she's right you know -

To my chagrin, she often is.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-11-06 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
That's very common with women. ;)
ehowton at 2008-11-06 21:28 (UTC) (Link)
Even moreso for wives, if 10-years of marriage has taught me anything.
catttitude at 2008-11-06 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
Now I am checking out the Nintendo DS for the G-man. Seems like a more practical item for a boy who loves his games.

Little girl keeps talking about a Firefly. I have no idea what she is saying, she says it is a phone.
ehowton at 2008-11-06 20:09 (UTC) (Link)
Its a 03-K64-class mid-bulk cargo transport.

There's nowhere I'd rather be, now that I've found Serenity.
catttitude at 2008-11-06 21:51 (UTC) (Link)
LOL.... ;)
catttitude at 2008-11-06 21:53 (UTC) (Link)
I am on my way home, see ya soon.
ehowton at 2008-11-06 22:02 (UTC) (Link)
dawaioser at 2008-11-07 01:12 (UTC) (Link)
Hahahaha...just do it. Make it happen with your tech-geekery ways. (Laughs because I ask the same things of my spouse. OMG, do I ever.)
ehowton at 2008-11-07 02:49 (UTC) (Link)
At least we're good for something! Were it not for our tech-geekery ways, we'd be as the lowly cavemen.
irulan_amy at 2008-11-09 17:09 (UTC) (Link)
That is so awesome that it has the accelerometer. I wish my iPod did that!

And I think NanoPod is a very fitting word. :D
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