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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2016, 02:24:01 pm »
One of my good buddies/co-worker is 95% deaf in just one ear and I ALWAYS forget to position myself to talk to him correctly. He adjusts, but I'm usually half way through a sentence before I do an ohsh*t.

On another note, I brought in the Aftershokz to show some of my co-workers who use headphones. I was pretty surprised that each and every one didn't leave it on their head for more than a few seconds. Some were just stunned and immediately took them off. I believe it was do to the slight 'buzz' feeling. And that only happens when substantial bass is in the song. They all had that weird look on their face.

I just thought it was an interesting observation, and now kind of an experiment.
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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2016, 08:06:37 am »
All right, I just ordered (thanks to a deal on Amazon Prime Day and dwindling stock) an SD card expansion thingie for the iPod, basically what I've been thinking about for a while: open up an iPod and replace the hard drive with a compact flash card with a lot more memory, 256 GB instead of the 160 it came with.  My current iPod is a bit long in the tooth, so in addition to upgrading the hard drive, I might need/want to replace the battery.  And while i found a tutorial on how to do that, I would much rather find someone with manual dexterity to do it for me.  But it's definitely a step in the right direction.  The device itself was six-ten bucks.  The SD card is gonna be a few hundred, so I'll hold off until I'm ready to actually pull the trigger and open the thing up.

I found a local place that can do a battery replacement for my iPod, too.  I would really like it if they would let me put that expander in while they've got it open, but I've got a sneaking suspicion they won't.  I'm thinking I want to do this to my old/current iPod, rather than risk my brand new boxed one that I've got for emergencies ("brand new" even though I've had it for years).
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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2016, 11:42:14 am »
The Ringer has an ode to the iPod Classic, and what a coincidence, look what I just got back:


Nope, no missing decimal place.  Four hundred sixty seven free gigabytes of space.  Now all I have to worry about is the 50,000 track limit, but it's going to be decades before I hit that.  It's also going to take FOREVER to transfer all my tunes to this thing.

I decided that if I want an iMod (as I call them), I better have one done right so I had one done by a guy on eBay, and as I said, I'll find a cheap sacrifice one at a later date to experiment on.

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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2016, 04:56:44 pm »
Good gawd... And then it will take years to listen to all those tunes
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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2016, 05:20:34 pm »
Thankfully I organize stuff as I put it on, I keep my playlists and albums nice and curated... for the most part.

I'm REALLY glad I went for the 512 GB card, seeing as how I lost about 40 gigs to formatting.  Not inconsequential, but nothing I'll REALLY have to worry about.

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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2016, 06:10:45 pm »
Okay, months later, I FINALLY loaded all my music onto my new iPod.  It took HOURS, and of course it took some trial and error to make sure everything I wanted was on there (a couple movies still aren't there).  Gave it a little test drive and it's workin' pretty nice.  It's sweet to have a fresh battery and all that free space on there.

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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2016, 05:13:17 am »
How good is the battery for? I'm lucky if mine lasts 4 hours.
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« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2016, 11:45:22 am »
Well, I've used it for about two non-consecutive hours and the battery indicator hasn't given up a sliver of green.  Big change from my last one, which was starting to show its' age.  Of course, my iMod has a fresh battery (or should I say "unused," outside of when it was charged up whenever it was originally made.... I was worried having it in storage for so long might make it lose some of its luster), an the compact flash card inside apparently requires less energy.

My big concern is the card corrupting or something, I don't know how long those things last, so I'm going to try to limit the number of times I write to it.  And I was GOING to say that at least I don't have to worry about running out of space, but if the thing corrupts or Apple bricks it, I will be back to my old iPod and all those constraints.  Fingers crossed that doesn't happen.

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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2016, 06:29:22 pm »
Okay, so I've been using the new iPod for a few weeks, and I love not having to worry about the hard drive or battery.  It's sometimes a little sluggish when I go through the menus, but nothing too bad.  The only real issue I have is that it takes a good while for the damn thing to sync up.... don't know what I can do about that.  But it beats the thing getting bricked, right?

I'm at 333 GB left.. not too shabby!  It should be very hard to fill that up, even with audiobooks and the like.

I did put all my episodes of Blackadder on there, in audio form, and I'm so glad b/c I listened to a couple episodes yesterday while out running errands.  Part of me thought if it would be worth it putting the video versions on there, even though I almost never watch video on that screen, and not that Blackadder is particularly visually impressive (pus I've seen the episodes a thousand times, I know what it looks like), but just because I have the space.

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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2016, 08:42:36 am »
Now you just need the Trekz Titanium's to listen anywhere... without cords.  ;D
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Re: Portable Music Players
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2016, 11:05:30 am »
What I need is a way of listening to it that doesn't conflict with my hearing aid, I'm tired of taking that thing out when I switch from car to headphones.

 

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