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Thu 06 Sep 2007

While we were sleeping...iPods galore

Category : mac and the internet

Hmm..is iPod touch is iPhone without the phone? An organiser with wireless, 3.5" screen, thinner than the iPhone. Hmm...I see plenty of Singaporeans (like LCP) handing over cash for this one, even if its $498.

At $248, the tiny iPod nano 3G is within easier reach for some. It has lovely a video screen - QVGA, 320 x 240, 65-percent brighter than previous models, 204 pixels per inch. Besides YouTube downloads, it will make good use of video clips from cameras and handphones which are so pervasive now. My crewmates on the Götheborg went nuts in Hong Kong buying iPods and were fascinated when video clips of the singing performance I had taken were uplaoded - that was passed from person to person rapidly and I understood its social value then.

The iPod shuffle, well that has always compromised sound quality but its insanely portable and lightweight. I'm not sure what's new so watch the keynote, compare prices or pop over to tuaw or engadget's review.

Myself? If my G4 at the office just boots up, I'm good. Hopefully just a PRAM battery change.

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