My iPod’s Bigger Than My Stomach

August 10, 2007 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

You’ve heard the saying that your eyes can be bigger than you stomach?  You order way too much food or pile way too much on your plate at the buffet, thinking that you can eat it all and not realizing that you cannot eat it all until the food is actually sitting in front of you?  Well the same thing has happened to me with my iPod.

When I first started shopping around for an iPod I wanted to make sure I got one that would be big enough for all the songs that I wanted to put on it.  I looked at the 5 gigs and 20 gigs and finally settled on the 30 gig – or a 30 – as it’s known among iPod owners.   

 

The 30 is a video iPod and can hold up to 7500 songs – that sounded like enough to me. I knew the 2500 song one was going to be too small and I wasn’t sure if the 5000 song one would be big enough.  So the 30 was it for me.

As soon as I got it I set to work loading songs from all my CD?s.  I dove right in, so it only took about a week to get all the CD songs that I wanted loaded up. After that was said and done I had only about 2000 songs loaded.  All my favorite songs and that’s only 2000!  Man, did I overestimate.  I still have to load up all my Christmas music, but even that’s only going to add about 50-100 songs.  Plus I’ve also bought a couple hundred songs from iTunes – I’m never going to fill this thing up.

Now I see they have an 80 gig that can hold up to 25,000 songs – that’s ridiculous – I don’t know if I’ve even heard that many different songs in my life.

Today I downloaded some Rolling Stones and Rev. Horton Heat (from a friend’s recommendation) off iTunes.  I’ve also recently come to the conclusion that I don’t have to necessarily buy CD’s anymore.  Think about it – you buy a CD and how many songs are on it that you really like and really want to listen to? maybe 4, 5 or 6.  So why waste the 15 bucks when for just 4 or 5 bucks I can download just the ones that I like and I can carry them around in my little pop tart sized iPod.  Even when I was all into CD’s, I still had to tote a CD player and a carrying case to hold the extra ones.  Now it’s all right in the palm of my hand.

I remember two years ago when I bought a 300 disc CD changer for my home stereo.  It was great?until I got the iPod.  I haven’t used it since.  If I want to switch up songs or jump around, I make a playlist of the songs I want and the iPod does it for me.  The 300 disc changer has been relegated to a storage unit basically.

I also think the iPod is perfect for the ADD and ADHD generation.  Play a song for 30 seconds, tired of it? No problem, switch to another one for another 30 seconds – it’s that easy.

Enough of my selling the benefits of iPods – just remember though, if you plan to buy one, make sure you get the right size.

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