This article has been something that I’ve been kicking around for months. I never could really formulate the entire thing previously, mostly because of dead-ends, but I had a chance to really think about this. I’ve been running this site for almost 7 years, and have been writing on various other sites for a good chunk of it. I decided it was high time to take stock in it.
All sorts of iTrip models have existed in the past, but usually owners of the smaller iPods have had to put up with using an iTrip that just didn’t fit well with their mini or nano. Griffin changed this with their latest revamped iTrip for iPod nano. It includes new features and a great design that will be the ying to your nano yang for just $50.
One common complaint with the current shipping group of iPods is the easily scratched surfaces. Although the iPod itself is a rather sturdy and durable device, the plastic can develop scratches over time. iBooks, iMacs, and other glossy plastic devices can have this happen, as well.
I’m cheap. There, I said it. As most people know, the only way to listen to music from the iTunes Music Store and have a mobile phone is either to spend quite a bit of money on a Motorola ROKR or SLVR from Cingular or have an iPod and a phone. Since I fall under the second camp, it just wouldn’t make sense to spend extra money switching carriers and getting a big contract, as well as paying for the actual phone and still being limited to having 100 songs on me at a time. The only downside to this is if I’m listening to the iPod, I might miss a call if the phone is in a coat pocket (vibrate and ringing aren’t noticeable in that situation), and I still have to fumble with removing an earbud to talk.
Let go of the mouse, put the iPod down, take your hands off the keyboard, because it’s time for reader mail about “Am I The Only One Sick of Childish Ringtones?“