New iPod scroll wheel

swahilibill

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Feb 24, 2002
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Whats the deal with the new iPod scroll wheel, is it even moveable. I am confused, and is the new 5 gig lghter and thinner than the original? thanks!
 

Postal

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Jun 22, 2002
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The scroll wheel on the 10 GB and 20 GB iPods is touch-sensitive, meaning that you "spin" just by gliding your finger in circles as you would if you were actually spinning it (a "click" sound follows each virtual movement of the wheel).

The 5 GB iPod is basically the same model as the one from before: it's the same thickness, probably the same weight, and has the conventional scroll wheel.
 

King Cobra

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Mar 2, 2002
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Actually I think it's a great move. When I use my iPod during class [yes, in class :eek:] I sometimes make a jerky movement with my hand to get the wire out of the way. But my iPod is in that same hand. When I jerk it like that the scroll wheel moves and the volume goes all the way up. I keep getting the living bleeding blue heck scared out of me every time it happens.

But with the new iPod you can shake the iPod [I wouldn't recommend it :rolleyes:] and the scroll wheel wouldn't move, nor would the sensors for your fingers. This way, I can keep myself from going deaf.

Besides, what if you accidently put something on the wheel part of the [old] iPod and it turns? The volume goes up, again. The finger-sensative new iPod doesn't do this. It's basically a trackpad. :cool:
 

swahilibill

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thats pretty viscious, I like that, maybe I will sell my old 5 gigger, and pay the difference for a new one, HA!, never be able to afford that, I am only 15!
 

King Cobra

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swahilibill, mmmdreg, whfsdude, mac15 and SilvorX, go out and have a few drinks already!

Oh, right. You are underage... :D :p :D :p

I realize I can't legally, either, but at least I don't have 4 other people saying that they have the same age I do!

Well, Pineapple, it looks like you may have a buddy when mac15 becomes mac16! :D :D
 

King Cobra

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When someome says that they went out with someone and had a few drinks, the person usually got to know the other in conversation while enjoying...alcohol.

A little Street IQ for ya', bubba! :D :p
 

G4scott

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Jan 9, 2002
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as for for the thickness of the iPods... The 5gb model is the same thickness with the regular scroll wheel... The 10gb is thinner, and the 20gb is thicker (to take the bigger HD)
 

4409723

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Well just to join the club, i'm 15 too and I'm going to get a 10gb ipod, and will be also purchasing a powermac or imac (well my parents will).
 
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