Older iPod Pride

Discussion in 'iPod' started by boganrulz, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. boganrulz macrumors member


    May 27, 2007
    I was innocently listening to my iPod Video 5.5G, not the oldest of ipods, that I got a good 3 and a half years ago. Maybe more.....I can't actually remember when I was in America....but that's not the point!!!

    As I was saying, I was innocently listening, when a friend of mine sat down, took a sidelong look at the iPod, picked it up and then muttered; "This thing is a Brick!!!"

    Rather than being annoyed at this lack of respect to my favourite iPod (I also have one of the most recent Nanos), I found myself rather proud at having an iPod that people were not so familiar with.

    So I find myself wondering, do other people have older iPods that people notice more and so have a bit of pride using when others are around.
  2. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    I understand what you're saying, but to me it applies much more to any iPod with a monochrome screen (anything before 5G) because those look to much different and older than the new ones.
  3. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    My video's covered up with a gelaskin so it pretty much looks just like a Classic unless you're paying attention to the OS, then again the gelaskin gets it some looks. I think most people aren't fans of the design :( (a monster having tea with a little girl, I like it)

    Before I stuck the gelaskin on it my friends used to pick up my scratched to buggery and back video and compare it to their shiny classics.

    I think my iPod mini gets occasional side long looks at the gym. Sometimes I suspect them of being slightly snooty looks, then wonder if I'm paranoid :eek:
    Either way, I'm the only one with one amongst all the nano and touch toters.
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    i am SO proud of my 5G ipod video! its served me so so well...

    i loves it :D
  5. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I ditched my 5th gen video simply because the hard drive wasn't big enough for my needs anymore. It's still connected to my wireless headphone dock, though, and I jam around the house with those.
  6. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    That's a very good use of an old/extra iPod. Never thought about doing that. What dock do you use?
  7. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
    And am I glad to have chosen the iPod Nano (First gen) over the Zen Micro when the two were equal products that i did not know about.

    At that time the line of truly portable MP3s had cropped up and I had the choice to get the iPod nano and the Zen Micro. I was hesitant as the Zen Micro's interface looked slightly better in the magazine picture I was shown.

    I chose the iPod Nano for some reason. And am I glad I chose it.

    While over the year the metallic back of the iPod has accumulated numerous scratches and a few dents through pressure, I am proud of the decision.

    ... This sounds quite strange though, however. In this new(er) age of technology, production costs of iPods are cheaper and people can, if they want to, buy 3-4 of them a year, with the storage capacity at 8GB minimum for a Nano, but at that time, it was truly a memory using it after I have chosen it.
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    I still have my 60GB iPod 5G, works like a champ - but I normally leave it in my desk since I have my iPhone. I gave my 2nd generation 4GB iPod Nano to my sister who still uses it to my knowledge.
  9. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Still got my 5.5G too and I'm not replacing it till it decides to die. It's not even that old. Bought it as a graduation gift to myself (spending the last of my student loan :p) back in 2007.
    Since then I've watched at least 1-2 TV shows a night on it before bed. I get a good few hours worth of video on it after all these years!
  10. MattA macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    These days, I usually use my 60GB 5G iPod in my car while I use my 16GB nano around the house. I do have a 20GB 3G ipod that I haven't used for awhile and I've put back in its original box. It's the only iPod I have that I really don't have a use for anymore. I'll hang onto it though as it's my first iPod. :)
  11. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    My black 30 GB 5th gen looks like hell, has been through hell and back, and still refuses to die, despite temperature extremes in the car and even as of late being my gym beater, getting shaken for an hour or two a few times a week...pretty indestructible
  12. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    I've got a 5.5G that I use with my home stereo setup, but it doesn't get much usage anymore due to airtunes streaming / remote app on my iPhone. I also have 2 4Gs (40GB) that I alternate with my brother (who can't be bothered to maintain his own libraries)... whenever he comes I trade him out for an updated version (always adding new music)... 6 years later they are still working great.

    We have a couple of original minis around... neither hold a charge anymore, but work well docked in iPod radios / docked for stereos. One of them originally was permanently in a car, so I think the heat / cold cycles probably killed the battery even faster.

    The old iPods are tanks, and still do what they were intended to do quite well. I still remember the awe I felt with I bought the first gen mini... so small, so well built, just amazing that it could hold 1000 songs. (for those of you who don't recall ever having tape walkmen or the original discmans, trust me... this thing was pretty damn cool for a guy born in the early 1970's)
  13. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    Born in '70 here (get off my lawn LOL), and I had a Panasonic cassette "Walkman" in my teen years. I would sneak it, a dozen or so "mixtape" cassettes, and either my headphones or a set of battery-powered external speakers in my duffel bag on high-school field trips.

    I had the same sense of awe when I got my 2nd gen nano. Every song on every cassette I had in high school would have fit, with room to spare, and the nano's battery WAY outlasts any cassette player. Still does, in fact; it serves me well when I'm working outside and don't want to risk damaging my newer nano, or as a backup on trips.
  14. 00Penguin macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2008
    I agree I love mine.:D

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