I’m a man living on a borrowed pod. Over Christmas my trusty (?) old 40GB, 4th generation iPod gave up the ghost – every time I connect it to my machine it wants to format the hard drive and start afresh. I’ve managed to get all of my music back on after one disastrous time when I said ‘yes’ but now I’m stuck and can’t update.
I realise now that I didn’t use my pod that much for music but it had become indispensable for listening to podcasts as I drove to and from work. No more Boag World, no more Crazy Canucks, no more Cam on G’day World or The Movie Show. After suffering through a week of radio I got down on my knees and begged Rae to lend me hers until I can scrape enough together to get another. Rae, being the wonderful wife that she is (or maybe it was because she was so tired she didn’t realise what I said) handed over her Nano.
The Nano is fantastic. It’s probably what I’ll aim for when I re-enter podland. 2GB is more than enough for my podcast selections and leaves ample space for music should I feel the need. I loved being able to carry my entire music collection with me wherever I went but with no stand-alone widescreen video iPod on the way it looks like downgrading is the best approach.