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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

This and That

As a rule, I'm generally not one of those iFreaks who are so far up Steve Jobs' ass they'd blindly lap up every white shiny item to get tossed into the food dish. But I am only mortal, Windsor.

So the announcement of this has made me a little stiff in the party pack.

Essentially an iPhone without the phone, the iPod Touch redesigns the classic mp3 player with a full touchscreen, WiFi web browsing, video capabilities and the addition of a wireless iTunes music store. Download albums while riding the bus and listen to them immediately. Next time you sync the thing with your computer, the newly downloaded tracks get added to your library. At $299 for an 8GB model, anyone who wants to buy one for me is free to do so.

Or, barring that, a paltry 80GB iPod Classic with enough room for 20,000 songs will suffice nicely. Only $249.

In other news, the new Kanye album finally leaked online, which means I heard a *cough* "preview copy" earlier today. Hard to say how I feel about it. There's a lot of synths from top to bottom, and it may not have enough party tracks to really win people over. Plus, that 'I love you, Jay-Z' song that closes the album is a little too....much, for my tastes. Without even listening to 50's album I can tell you that Kanye's will be more interesting, but is that enough to sell more units? Probably not. Alls I know is Mr. West got me to sing enthusiastically along with T-Pain, which is something I never thought would happen.

In conclusion, flossing a cat.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Hollywood said...

I'm surprised you didn't hear my fan boy girlie squeal for there.

The thing looks amazing, but wait until second generation.

12:29 PM

 

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