iPod Mania

June 6, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under product reviews

Remember when the Sony Walkman was the “in” thing? Back in the early 1980′s, the original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits, allowing people to carry their own choice of music with them. No longer were we restricted to whatever the radio stations were playing. We now had a say as to what we listened to on-the-go.

Then in October 2001, Apple came out with their own version of the portable media player – the iPod. Who knew this would start a whole new revolution? As of April 2007, the iPod has sold over 100 million units worldwide. Almost everybody has one – including me.

The most important feature for me is the size. It’s small enough to fit into my pocket which allows me to take it everywhere. It comes in very handy when I’m waiting in the terminal for my flights because it makes me a little more unapproachable to passengers wanting to know why their flight’s been delayed (just kidding).

I also bought an icar cable which allows me to connect my iPod to my car radio. This eliminates the need to carry around all those bulky CDs and cases. It’s also much easier now to find songs that I want to play. This is a great thing considering I’m not the best driver in the world.

And last but not least, it’s great for Girlie Girl. We got her a shuffle awhile back and she loves it. I put all her songs on it and she can now listen to whatever she wants when we’re driving to school. Don’t worry, I periodically check the volume to make sure it’s not too loud. An iPod may be a little extravagant for a 5 year old but not having to listen to the Cheetah Girls for the hundredth time – priceless.

If you’re one of the few people out there that have not gotten an iPod yet, here’s your chance. Best Buy is now offering an Apple 4GB iPod Nano and Chocolate Gift Set for only $189.99. An iPod and chocolate? What a great combination! This great gift set comes packaged in a mod polka-dot-patterned box inspired by the prism of iPod nano colors. Hurry and get yours while they’re still available.

For those who already own an iPod, which one do you have and why do you love it?

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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15 Responses to “iPod Mania”
  1. 1
    tracey says:

    No iPod for me yet. Still seems too expensive for something I can’t use very often. But I’d love to have one for the kids on the flight coming up!!!

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    Melissa says:

    I’m gonna have to check that out! I would LOVE an ipod. I am probably one of the few people in this world that doesn’t own one… :S

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  3. 3
    Angela (Robinson County) says:

    My office bought me a Nano as a going away gift when I quit to stay home with Norah. I LOVE it! Jason got me an i-home for Christmas, so I can strap it to the stroller and listen to music wherever we go. I would love to get an i-car–too…I hate trying to find CDs while I’m driving, not to mention, it sort of detracts from my concentration on the task at hand!

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    Desert Songbird says:

    I have the original iPod nano, and I love it. It’s small, slips anywhere, and charges quickly. Hubby liked mine so much, he bought himself one and passed on his Shuffle to Bonnie Lass.

    I think I might be getting the U2 Special Edition video iPod in the coming months. Then Bonnie Lass will get my nano, and Little Man will get her Shuffle. We like to pass down our electronics in this family!

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    Renee says:

    I don’t have one and don’t want it either. I prefer to listen to my radio station…they play what I want to hear in a good mix and I don’t have to buy the music. (yeah, I’m cheap! and proud of it!) :D

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    Vixen says:

    I have the iPod Mini and although Apple has discontinued it, I’m not letting mine go until it croaks! I love it—the chunkiness and all. 1000 songs all in your hand…what’s not to love.

    My man has the nano so I’ve used it several times but I still don’t want to *upgrade*. I feel I’ll get the nano and it’s so flimsy it will break, get lost or my thumbs won’t be able to turn that little dial. All irrational fears I supposed but then I’ve never been a rational person.

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    NOLADawn says:

    I have the original iPod (not the video… that came out 6 months later :P ) I love mine because I used to have Satellite Radio but I found I was listening to the same station all the time even though I had over a hundred, so now I have 1500 of my favorite songs dowloaded on my iPod and I use it in my car through my radio.
    I also have the Motorola SLVR phone, which has iTunes on it, so I have 100 songs on it :) Yeah, I love my music.

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    Sparky Duck says:

    I have a 20 gb Ipod from like 4 years ago. I swear it is the greatest invention ever. I can listen to Gnarls Barkley and the Indigo Girls on the same trip and just disturb Mrs Duck with my singing.

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    Renee says:

    I just remembered a good story.

    When we took DD to Disneyland we rented a car from the John Wayne airport. I always put our contract in the glovebox…it’s a good place for me not to loose it. When I opened the glovebox I found someone had left their ipod in there…with a fanny pack holder thingy. along with the pack were a photo copy of the owner’s (I assume) ID and gym membership card. He was local…must have had his car in the shop before us.

    Anyway, when we returned the car, we told the rental folks that there was an ipod in the glovebox. Now that I think about it…I’m betting that was that test they did on 20/20 to see how many devices would be returned! DH & I always did wonder if the car rental place would return it. Wow! We could have been famous if we had the time to return it ourselves.

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    Write From Karen says:

    I confess, I’m an iPod JUNKIE. I absolutely LOVE my green iPod mini. It spends most of its time in my armband as I take it with me when I walk.

    We recently bought the boys shuffles and they listen to it all the time. It’s an excellent way for them to unwind and de-stress after a gruelling day at school. Considering the hubs is a musician, he’s THRILLED they are taking an interest – it was the best $80 bucks we’ve spent in quite some time.

    The kids and I bought the hubs a silver Nano for Father’s Day. We can’t wait to give it to him. We are most definitely an iPod family.

    (And for the record? I don’t think a five-year old is too young for a shuffle – kids are never too young to get into music. *smile*)

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    Sister Snoopy says:

    I have a 2nd G 4 GB Nano of the hot pink variety.

    I love it too! The only thing I worry about is that I’ve noticed my hearing is getting progressively worse as a result–and I keep my volume down LOW because of initial hearing damage due to my Walkman and Bon Jovi twenty *gasp* years ago.

    I use it at the gym–much better music selection than what is piped in through the Gold’s video network (or whatever it’s called).

    I want an icar too…

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  12. 12
    Mary says:

    I have a 20 gig color iPod, and my husband has the larger one with video. I just love having a selection of my favorite music to suit whatever mood I am in.

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  13. 13
    tiggerprr says:

    Hey! I am alive! And I have a 30gb video iPod I got for Christmas…and that I haven’t ever actually listened to for more than part of a song. No time. :/ I have a car iPod system owed to me for my birthday..but I don’t have it yet. Soon as I get that, I’ll be using my iPod more. Such a shame since I have so many songs on it. :/

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    jenn says:

    I love my ipod. I have the biggest one you could get, at that time, they probably have bigger ones now! :)
    anyway, I had a hug music collection and had a bunch of music on my computer that I could only listen to at home.

    Now I can listen to anyone of my 1500 songs anywhere I am and I keep adding more.
    I also bought one of those docking, speaker stations and I can listen to it in my office. I set it to classical and I’ve never run out of songs, even when it’s on all day!

    I think they’re great for kids too, because I don’t want to listen to ABC’s all day either.

    My car has an AUX jack and I can plug it straight into my car speakers through the head phone jack. I love it!!!

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    David says:

    OMG, yes I remember the Sony Walkman. We sure have come a long way since the 80′s. Where does time go?

    Enjoyed reading your review and really dig the theme of your blog.

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