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DigitalBill
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From: The TiBook(!), on the wireless LAN, to the BaseStation, through the router, nothin' but Net! (around South Florida)
Registered: Jan 2001

posted November 08, 2001 14:32     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahhh.... iPod nirvana (or maybe “Nirvana”?)

Just got to play with the store demo model we got in today... It’s really sweet.

  • The controls feel great (waaay better than my Rio), with the clicking tactile feedback you can hear even get without the headphones....
  • The interface is sooo intuitive, it’s like using the iTunes browse mode in the palm of your hand
  • It comes charged, so plug and play away...
  • The thing you don’t get from the pictures is the layer of crystal plastic encasing the front, like one of the new iBooks...
  • On the downside, if you’re a neat freak, the fingerprints on the back of the case will make you nuts.
  • We downloaded a sample library (500+MB) to it in a matter of a couple minutes.
  • On the FireWire Disk (which you have to enable from iTunes2), you’ll find the installers for iTunes2 (OS 9 and X).
  • Pixo is confirmed as part of the OS, as well as a company called PortalPlayer
  • Pixo (www.pixo.com.) is a leading developer of wireless software and applications for wireless phone manufacturers, carriers, and content providers. For more information, visit www.pixo.com.
  • PortalPlayer offers a base platform for next generation entertainment products such as portable digital music devices, general audio systems and streaming audio receivers. From the chip to the Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) website, PortalPlayer enables a new class of PC peripheral and "PC-Free" systems. Our platforms include: ARM-based system-on-chip solution supporting real-time encoding and decoding of digital media, and direct support for all major storage media formats.
  • Oh, and a clip would be nice. But a Handspring case may work

Everyone who saw it in the store immediately said how cute or cool it was.
I think it’ll be great for the SF plane trip!

Saturday's long way off, all of a sudden!

--bd
Who's whining soo much to the PTB thet they may let him take one Friday night, but not bloody likely

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Snaggy
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posted November 08, 2001 23:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oooooooo, ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

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Avi Drissman
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posted November 09, 2001 11:24     Click Here to See the Profile for Avi Drissman   Click Here to Email Avi Drissman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm just waiting for mine. I had ordered about two days after it was announced (I needed some time to make up my mind) but canceled it after managing to get myself a developer discount. So I dropped about a week and a half in the queue, and I not-so-patiently wait.

In the meanwhile, I'm grooming and cleaning out my MP3 collection. It'll be ready.

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Zen Master
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posted November 10, 2001 05:33           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have a reading yet on the cutesa rating? Cutesa rating being the magnetic draw to others of the opposite sex who engage you immediately in conversation due to the cute nature, much like walking a really sweet golden retriever down the beach.

Cutesa rating is on a scale of 1-10, where 1 is "they didnt seem to notice" and 10 is "they ended up in my apartment the same day admiring my other artifacts and flirting with me."

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Ti
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From: Fort Collins
Registered: Oct 2001

posted November 10, 2001 13:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Ti     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DigitalBill:
Ahhh.... iPod nirvana (or maybe “Nirvana”?)


Just got mine today, waited outside the apple store in CO and was the first purchase! Me and a friend hit each register at the same time, and I just happened to get mine first. Love it so far, but I think i've already scratched the shiny back metal casing :-( luckily I'm not a huge neat freak, but it would be nice to show off a shining unit even if it was just for a couple days.

Kevin
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Currently busy frantically polishing his iPod

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DigitalBill
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Registered: Jan 2001

posted November 10, 2001 17:31     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ti:

Just got mine today, waited outside the apple store in CO and was the first purchase! Me and a friend hit each register at the same time, and I just happened to get mine first. Love it so far, but I think i've already scratched the shiny back metal casing :-( luckily I'm not a huge neat freak, but it would be nice to show off a shining unit even if it was just for a couple days.

Sorry Ti, I beat you... I picked mine up last night (Friday). Advantage of working for an Apple Dealer! Though 'technically' I didn't violate Apple's no-sell-till-Saturday rule. I just placed a 100% deposit!

This thing is even more fun with your own iTunes Library installed (versus the demo tunes we have in the store). The playlists are the coolest! Just set 'em up in iTunes and BAM they're in the iPod!

This is the stuff that Apple really does well. It's seamless and fast, and the interface is beautiful. A cross between iTunes' Browse mode, and OS X's side-scrolling list view.

Only 3 wishes:
1) On-the-fly Playlists (local to the Pod) so we could use it for sets for the band.
2) A nice AppleDesigns case, leather with a belt clip.
3) More comfortable earphones, but maybe that's just me.

It's great! Rock on!

--bd
waiting for iPad, iPix, iPup, iPan, and iPal

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Ti
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From: Fort Collins
Registered: Oct 2001

posted November 12, 2001 10:54     Click Here to See the Profile for Ti     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DigitalBill:
Sorry Ti, I beat you


I didn't say I had the first iPod
ever, adviously there were test models, (I'm sure Moby got his before I did). Nor did I say the first consumer iPod (those who ordered them online first day, and didn't cancel their order like I did, got them as early as thursday). I'm not even the first retail purchase (all apple stores open at 10am on saturday, but 10am comes earlier in some time zones). But I was the first iPod purchase, not to mention the first purchase as a consumer at the Apple Store in Littleton CO! And thats good enough for me.

Kevin
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Who despite the claims of his friends and family still believes he is the coolest guy in the world

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