(Adapted from Blog-O-Rama)
The last iPod I had was the Mini, so you can just imagine the excitement I had when I got the 16 GB iPod Touch from my Sweetheart for a gift last New Year’s. It was an elegant black box with the picture of John Lennon in it. Inside was one of the most beautiful machines I’ve held in a long time, black with chrome glass in front and a mirror-like silver at the back. Most of all, My Sweet had the words “Please keep me close to you..” especially inscribed at the back which all the more took my breath away.
I had a feeling The Boyfriend winced when I told him I wanted a gadget for a Christmas gift, something like the Asus Eee (and yes) the Touch! He probably expected me to ask for a Kate Spade bag or a Shu Uemura eyelash curler or a simple email that read “please just go home in one piece!” I most wanted the last, but I have to admit it was even more captivating to see him and his handsome frame holding the beribboned Touch box.
I think that there’s nothing more romantic than this iPod gift. A music player is a gift for all seasons, and he can even now even save himself the trouble of getting me a rose for Valentine’s Day.I am crazy about the Touch, as I am about him. I like the fact that this has even made us closer in the sense that we get to share our favorite songs or choose those which are perfect for us. Thank God for iTunes!
Some people do say that this a pared-down iPhone and I can’t complain. My Sony Ericsson K800i is not Wi-Fi enabled, the Touch is. Now I can access my email on the go, view YouTube videos, listen to music and download from the iTunes store. It helps that the this iPod has a 3.5 inch diagonal widescreen and web-browsing is even made more of a breeze with the multi-touch feature. My Sweet also got me a software update which adds mail applications, GoogleMaps, notes, weather forecasts and such. Needless to say, I can’t have enough of this wonder and am looking forward to exploring more of its abilities.
Just downloaded “A Night At The Museum” on it, though I still have to watch. Mr. Z did say I can also blog in it and I have to try that as well. So far, I’ve been successful in sending short emails but haven’t tried long ones, more so a blog post! My mind still has to warm up to the idea. I have to admit I find it hard tapping on the electronic keyboard with my finger, I wonder how hard it must be for those with stubby ones.I now wish the Touch has a stylus, came preloaded with some games, or had a slot for additional storage. But Apple being the smartie, they’d want us to take their lean and mean machines as they are, knowing how we’d fall hook, line and sinker for its wonders.