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veazer 01-30-2011 06:30 PM

New Ipod?
So, I'm currently rocking a 1st generation ipod nano, and its 2-hour battery life, coupled with its miniscule size and the need to reset it constantly is pissing me off. I want a new ipod and have my 18th birthday in the next 2 weeks.

I'm thinking Ipod Touch 4th Gen, but idk whether I'd want 8Gb for $210 or 32Gb for $275. (prices from amazon... if ya know anything better, lemme know.) I'd primarily use it for listening to music, playing angry birds, and taking vids/pics at random points when I deem it necessary... Wondering if anyone has a take on what'd be better, as my parents may make me pay the difference between the two sizes... Basically, how much storage do you think I'll need?

I'm planning on getting a fairly rugged case for it, so if anyone has suggestions for that please let me know your opinions on cases!
Thinking something like one of these:
Leather type case
hard-plastic type case
and thinking Not something like this:
Gel-case type thing...

Also, would yall recommend a clear-plastic screen protecter?
Something like this?

*Not sure if this is in the right section but it is about equipment, not music itself... sry if ya think im wrong... And no, this isn't advertising... I'm trying to make an informed purchase.

**Once again, any help would be mucho appreciated!

myschims 01-30-2011 09:39 PM

I have a 16gb and its the perfect size, any smaller and it wouldn't hold anything, basiclly you look at it like this, buy the cheaper one, or spend 50$ more and get 4 times the memory for future music. Id go with the bigger one if i was choosing. as for cases the second one looks better than the first i think

51bombed 01-30-2011 10:15 PM

craigslist a good one... lots for sale new cheap

ev13wt 01-31-2011 05:33 AM

The little one without display is so dope for boarding and won't break the bank. Touch royally sucks on the mountain.

Bones 01-31-2011 05:52 AM

I've got a hard plastic case and it works fine. Go for the big memory if you can, pics/vids/music pile up quickly. I'm constantly swapping things in and out and my 16 is always full just with mp3's.

veazer 01-31-2011 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by ev13wt (Post 367865)
The little one without display is so dope for boarding and won't break the bank. Touch royally sucks on the mountain.

I already have a crummy Ipod tho... and I have a well placed pocket inside my jacket with padding for a phone, and another for an mp3 player.

ev13wt 01-31-2011 09:03 AM

15 hours of battery life. Playlists. Won't hurt when you crash with it and break it.

Use the money for something else. Seriously, the touch is a waste of money imho. You could get an iPhone for that price.

veazer 01-31-2011 10:33 AM

but i hate iphones... $60 a month for a crummy package, and over $100 for unlimited? with shoddy service where i live anyway?

and im planning on turning an itouch into a wifi iphone anyway.

eXtreme Burrito 01-31-2011 11:28 AM

I agree with everyone else. As someone who has taken their iPhone out on the hill, it *DOES* get a bit wet, no matter what pocket you have it in, be it from you sweating, or if you fall, whatever.

But yeah...When you're boarding in close to zero degree temps, it's a hassle to remove your glove, or get the glove liner wet just so you can switch a tune.

thtrussiankid01 01-31-2011 02:28 PM

get a classic you have 60 gigs and no touch screen to annoy you. Also you gotta remember that youre battery will die even faster on the mountain cuz of the cold. Id get a really insulated case or a put a handwarmer by it.

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