As people who know me can attest, I am not one to live on the bleeding edge of technology. I like it my gadgets well enough, but I’m not usually the first in line to get the latest and greatest. In fact, I usually wait and buy something at the end of its product cycle, only to have it soon obsoleted by something else.
Yesterday our middle daughter and I went to the mall to buy her a new 8GB iPod Touch. She’d had a Mini for quite a while until it finally died last winter. We thought about trying to replace the battery, because that appeared to be what was wrong with it, but never really got around to it. So, using money received as gifts from her recent birthday, the balance being the gift from Mom and Dad, she paid for about half and went home happy. I also had decided to look at MP3 players, because I liked the portability, but didn’t really want to shell out $150-$300 for an iPod. The selection of non-iPod MP3 players at the mall was very thin, so I spent some time looking around online.
Sometime in the new few days I will have a new SanDisk Sansa Fuze 4GB (black), 8GB MicroSD card, clear hard case, and assorted cords and adapters in my eager hands. From what I’ve read, the Fuze is a highly rated non-iPod MP3 player with FM radio, is not so good for video, faulted for its proprietary dock, but otherwise a good value. I’m looking forward to being able to listen to music in the living room without having to have the computer up all the time, and to bring more music along in the Jeep without having to take up all the console space with CDs.
I’ll let you know it works out, because everyone’s excited to hear about someone using the latest technology from three years ago.