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Nov 17, 2005, 10:25 AM
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Link: The iPod Goes Skiing (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051117112503)

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Mudbug
Nov 17, 2005, 10:27 AM
I took my iPod on my last skiing trip, and thought that skiing had never, ever been better. I absolutely loved listening to music while shushing down the slopes, and the fact that I had an 8-hour-long playlist of songs that I really liked and didn't repeat was the best. Great music, hands free, no touching. Now all I have to do is either 1) replace the almost-dead battery in my 3G, or 2) buy a new iPod. Decisions, decisions. :)

iGary
Nov 17, 2005, 10:28 AM
I took my iPod on my last skiing trip, and thought that skiing had never, ever been better. I absolutely loved listening to music while shushing down the slopes, and the fact that I had an 8-hour-long playlist of songs that I really liked and didn't repeat was the best. Great music, hands free, no touching. Now all I have to do is either 1) replace the almost-dead battery in my 3G, or 2) buy a new iPod. Decisions, decisions. :)

I miss my glowing red 3G. :(

dornoforpyros
Nov 17, 2005, 10:48 AM
I took my iPod out on the hill and the biggest problem I had was the headphone cords getting ridged and popping out of my ears. They don't really hang in the cold as much as stick out of my coat and in my face.
I found it to be a pain.

wordmunger
Nov 17, 2005, 10:56 AM
The only thing remotely informative about the article was the link to the iPod jacket. Impressive bit of technology, there. Personally I prefer to ski iPod-less, though, so I think I'll save that $300.

redAPPLE
Nov 17, 2005, 11:28 AM
skiing or snowboarding or doing anything going down mountain slopes is imo like driving. the music should not stop one from hearing the sourroundings. it could get dangerous fast.

so after my public service announcement :-) i brought my iPod once while snowboarding and the thing "froze". i couldn't change the song.

i guess i would use my shuffle this year and see what happens.

winmacguy
Nov 17, 2005, 11:52 AM
I have taken my iPod up skiing once but find that I cant always hear the music with the roar of the wind going past my ears when going downhill:cool:
(I dont always need to ski with a beanie on in New Zealand since it is often above freezeing and sunny weather if Im lucky :) ). I have to say that over the last 2 years I have started seeing a lot more skiiers and boarders wearing the white buds in their ears, a phenomon that I expect to continue.:)

Right now, much likeour Australian neighbours, we are heading into summer and Christmas @ the beach!!!:D

SummerBreeze
Nov 17, 2005, 04:19 PM
I'd totally buy the jacket except that I don't typically wear a jacket while skiing unless it's actually snowing. I do think I'm gonna spend a hundred bucks on a shuffle and buy a bright pink iSkin for it though, iPod skiing is great (especially on family ski trips when your brother is boarding off jumps, your parents are in the lodge and you have no one with you on the lifts).