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Capt Underpants
Jul 29, 2005, 07:39 PM
Well I just sold my 1G iPod mini with a dock for $185. I took that money and put it right back into Apple, though, and bought a 20 GB iPod w/ Color screen. I'm so excited! I just had to share with you guys!!! I'll post some pictures later if you guys want, even though I'm sure there are already tons up on the net :)



mad jew
Jul 29, 2005, 07:40 PM
Nice. :)

Is the colour screen as easy to read out in the sunlight?

Capt Underpants
Jul 29, 2005, 07:41 PM
Nice. :)

Is the colour screen as easy to read out in the sunlight?

I'll go outside and check... if it's still light enough!

edit: Well with what light was left, I tested it out. Without the backlight, it is difficult (which is understandable), but with the backlight, at least in these conditions, it was clear as day. Perfectly readable. I will conduct more extensive tests tomorrow :)

mad jew
Jul 29, 2005, 07:47 PM
Thanks for that Capt Underpants. I forgot it wasn't 10:00AM everywhere at the moment... Oops. :o

I've been thinking of replacing my hacked up 4G (got hit by a car and it went flying :( ) but I'm not sure about the screen yet. We can get pretty harsh sunlight down here so I need something that'll still be easy to read. Sounds like it'll be fine though. :)

iGary
Jul 29, 2005, 08:10 PM
Congrats and enjoy! :D

Jedi128
Jul 29, 2005, 08:59 PM
I wouldn't worry about the color screen. I don't think Apple is that stupid... It will work in the light. What I find with my 3rd Gen. iPod is that it works better in the light without the backlight on. Kinda weird... anyway I've never had a troubles and I don't think you would with the color screen..........

Capt Underpants
Jul 29, 2005, 09:09 PM
Congrats and enjoy! :D

Oh I will, iGary!

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/petethesock/IMG_3066.jpg

My Grados and their new friend, iPod

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/petethesock/IMG_3072.jpg

Snow Patrol pwns...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/petethesock/IMG_3075.jpg

And finally, my iPod's final resting place :)
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/petethesock/IMG_3077.jpg

sorry the iPod's screen was overexposed!!!

DarkNetworks
Jul 29, 2005, 09:10 PM
Enjoy... ;)

blackpeter
Jul 29, 2005, 09:24 PM
Get thee an iSkin! ...or suffer the conquences.

Enjoy your new iPod (colour). I know I love my 40BG iPod Photo...

Capt Underpants
Jul 29, 2005, 09:31 PM
Get thee an iSkin! ...or suffer the conquences.

Enjoy your new iPod (colour). I know I love my 40BG iPod Photo...

I know that I should probably buy one to protect my investment, here... but I had one for my mini (bless her soul), and I never used it. It made the iPod feel unnecessarily bulky. Plus I have to take it out of the iSkin to dock it. It's just a pain, IMO.

But I'll look into other cases that seem less cumbersome :)

mcarnes
Jul 29, 2005, 10:04 PM
Smart man using the SR80s. The soul mate to the iPod. I've got some RS-1s with a Grado RA-1 amp using a Zu Pivot interconnect. But I use the SR80s a lot too. Nice to see someone on here knows something about 'phones.

Capt Underpants
Jul 29, 2005, 10:08 PM
Smart man using the SR80s. The soul mate to the iPod. I've got some RS-1s with a Grado RA-1 amp using a Zu Pivot interconnect. But I use the SR80s a lot too. Nice to see someone on here knows something about 'phones.

If they had a jealousy smilie, I would use it. Those are some awesome cans, macarnes!

rkristich
Jul 29, 2005, 11:58 PM
I'm glad to hear you like your new iPod! I recently upgraded from a 20 gig 3rd gen to a 30 gig color one. I had under 100 mb of space left on my 20, so when the 30 gb ones went on sale right after the line was shortened to only the 20 and 40 gb iPods, I got one for only $300 with my student discount.

The color screen is very nice, and I love always having my photos on hand. It's quite usuful if I want to show someone what my cat looks like, or something I saw on vacation. Plus it's fun to just browse through my photos when I'm out somewhere and bored (like in the waiting room at a doctor's office). You might also find that it's a lot more fun to play solitare with a color screen.

Oh, and mad jew, I live in Florida, and we get some pretty harsh sunlight here too (though not as bad as Australia, at least from what I remember when I was there about 3 years ago). The color screen looks great in the sunlight, as long as you have the backlight on. It doesn't look too bad without the backlight either, just a bit dimmer.

Capt Underpants, a nice case to look into would be the Contour Design Showcase. It makes your iPod look really nice; I've actually gotten quite a few compliments on it. It does add some bulk to your iPod, but it provides really great protection, and you can still enjoy the beauty of your iPod. My biggest worry when I bought it was the bulkiness, but it doesn't really matter at all to me anymore. It goes in and out of the case very easily, you just flip the latch up and take your iPod out or put it back in, so it's great if you want to dock your iPod. Silicone cases are a pain to get on and off, and other cases can scratch your iPod if you keep slipping it in and out. At $30, it is a bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion. Oh, and if you do decide to get one, I'd recommend the black version over the white. The black just looks nicer, and the white one gets stained easily.
Links: here (http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/comments/contour-design-showcase-4g-ipod/) and here (http://www.contourcase.com/)

Enjoy your new iPod! :D

mad jew
Jul 30, 2005, 12:07 AM
Thanks rkristich. I always use the backlight anyway. :)

Stinkythe1
Jul 30, 2005, 12:13 AM
Ok, I used to want an iPod, but then I came to my sences and realized that I only have 4gb of music and I don't run/walk/excersise, so anywhere I would be, I would have some kind of music source, but after seeing that color screen, I've kind of changed my mind.

Capt Underpants
Jul 30, 2005, 12:24 AM
Capt Underpants, a nice case to look into would be the Contour Design Showcase. It makes your iPod look really nice; I've actually gotten quite a few compliments on it. It does add some bulk to your iPod, but it provides really great protection, and you can still enjoy the beauty of your iPod. My biggest worry when I bought it was the bulkiness, but it doesn't really matter at all to me anymore. It goes in and out of the case very easily, you just flip the latch up and take your iPod out or put it back in, so it's great if you want to dock your iPod. Silicone cases are a pain to get on and off, and other cases can scratch your iPod if you keep slipping it in and out. At $30, it is a bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion. Oh, and if you do decide to get one, I'd recommend the black version over the white. The black just looks nicer, and the white one gets stained easily.
Links: here (http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/comments/contour-design-showcase-4g-ipod/) and here (http://www.contourcase.com/)

Enjoy your new iPod! :D

Thank you for the case recommendation, rkristich. I was looking for a case that was easy to take my iPod in and out of (for docking purposes) and it looks like you found one for me. I will definitely be considering this case.

Ok, I used to want an iPod, but then I came to my sences and realized that I only have 4gb of music and I don't run/walk/excersise, so anywhere I would be, I would have some kind of music source, but after seeing that color screen, I've kind of changed my mind.

I apologize. It seems like my pictures just cost you $300 :(

KKKL
Jul 30, 2005, 08:49 AM
Well I just sold my 1G iPod mini with a dock for $185. I took that money and put it right back into Apple, though, and bought a 20 GB iPod w/ Color screen. I'm so excited! I just had to share with you guys!!! I'll post some pictures later if you guys want, even though I'm sure there are already tons up on the net :)
congratulations!
PS: can you please give out the link of iTunes New Music Sampler with your new ipod?

Macmaniac
Jul 30, 2005, 08:54 AM
Make sure you get a good case that protects the screen, you don't want your bueatiful colour screen covered with ugly scratches. May I suggest Marware, they make a great case that protects the whole 'pod. Enjoy!

maya
Jul 30, 2005, 09:01 AM
I have to say that there is a 50/50 split on this forum in regards to the iPod.

Some people don't care to hear anymore news about it while other rave all about a product that has been displayed on store shelves for the better part of the year. :)

Oh well, you have a "NEW TOY", congratulations and savor the excitement. ;) :)

Capt Underpants
Jul 30, 2005, 10:32 AM
congratulations!
PS: can you please give out the link of iTunes New Music Sampler with your new ipod?

I didn't see anything about a new music sampler that came with my iPod. Can you explain further?

Lacero
Jul 30, 2005, 10:45 AM
Make sure you get a good case that protects the screen, you don't want your bueatiful colour screen covered with ugly scratches. May I suggest Marware, they make a great case that protects the whole 'pod. Enjoy!Why waste the money? After 2 years, you won't care if your iPod is scratched or not.

Capt Underpants
Jul 30, 2005, 10:47 AM
Why waste the money? After 2 years, you won't care if your iPod is scratched or not.

This is part of the reason that I am apprehensive about getting a case. On one hand, it raises the retail value of the iPod when I do decide to sell it. On the other hand, it makes my iPod more cumbersome for the time that I own it. Ponderous...

iGary
Jul 30, 2005, 11:16 AM
This is part of the reason that I am apprehensive about getting a case. On one hand, it raises the retail value of the iPod when I do decide to sell it. On the other hand, it makes my iPod more cumbersome for the time that I own it. Ponderous...

Get one of the clear silicone-type cases. I had one on my 2G pod after two years it still looked almost new.

JonMaker
Jul 30, 2005, 04:21 PM
I just got a new color 20gb iPod too.

The pics are good, but it's *much* better up close and personal. :D

Capt Underpants
Jul 30, 2005, 04:39 PM
So I'm up at Fry's Electronics looking for some stuff for my stepdad's new office setup, and I wander on over to the iPod accessories. My mother decides to join me, reaches for the back of the shelf, and pulls out none other than a white showcase iPod case (i know you suggested black, though). To make a long story short, I bought it... and it's awesome! Thank you for the recommendation! Maybe I should post pictures of the iPod in the case? Or maybe I'm just picture happy... after all, it is my new baby!

I agree, JonMaker. As good as the thing looks in pictures, it's always better in person :D

rkristich
Jul 30, 2005, 05:32 PM
I'm glad to hear you like it!
And it's also nice to know I helped somebody find the perfect case. :D

With the white one though, I would advise against letting it up rub against denim, as I've heard of quite a few people who've ended up with blue streaks on their Showcases. Since the white seems to pick up dyes pretty easily, you also might not want to clean it off with anything other than clear soap.

And post pictures, 4th gen iPods just look so nice in Showcases.

After going through 4 cases with my 3rd gen iPod, I was determined to find the perfect case for my 4th gen photo. I researched cases, and the Showcase became one of my top contenders. When I saw the case at the Apple Store, I knew it was the one. It sounds like you had a similar experience when you got yours!

KKKL
Jul 31, 2005, 04:15 AM
I didn't see anything about a new music sampler that came with my iPod. Can you explain further?
Apple gives iPod buyer some free musics and they're called iTunes New Music Sampler.
I comes as a link to the music store and you can buy the album for free.
And it is also available for us, too.

this is a previous one
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=39887273

MacVM
Aug 2, 2005, 12:29 AM
I'm still confused about this: Does the ipod dock charge your ipod itself?

mad jew
Aug 2, 2005, 12:31 AM
I'm still confused about this: Does the ipod dock charge your ipod itself?


If it's plugged into a computer or a power source, yes.

Capt Underpants
Aug 2, 2005, 12:36 AM
Apple gives iPod buyer some free musics and they're called iTunes New Music Sampler.
I comes as a link to the music store and you can buy the album for free.
And it is also available for us, too.

this is a previous one
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=39887273

Thank you for the link. I'm DL'n it now :)

As for pictures of the iPod in a showcase, I'll try to get on that before I go camping (for the first time...ever!). It does look good in the showcase :D

KKKL
Aug 2, 2005, 12:08 PM
Thank you for the link. I'm DL'n it now :)

As for pictures of the iPod in a showcase, I'll try to get on that before I go camping (for the first time...ever!). It does look good in the showcase :D
Link of this kind comes with every iPod (I guess),
Can you find out in your new iPod?

Capt Underpants
Aug 2, 2005, 01:18 PM
Link of this kind comes with every iPod (I guess),
Can you find out in your new iPod?

I looked through all of my iPod documentation and didn't find it. What I did find was 2 apple stickers! I was going to have to buy some, so I'm glad I finally opened my iPod stuff.

And I took 4 pictures of the showcase, but this is the only one that turned out in focus!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/petethesock/IMG_3085.jpg