Like pretty much everyone, I was super impressed with the iPhone right away. I loved the cool Multi-Touch touchscreen interface, the widescreen display, and the way you can get the whole Internet on it, not just some crummy mobile-phone pidgin Internet.
But then I started using it, and a major design flaw became apparent almost immediately: It receives calls.
And this didn't just happen once or twice. Calls came in over and over again, right when I was in the middle of emailing, or looking for old girlfriends on FaceBook, or buying <A href="http://sellout.woot.com/">iPod accessories at my favorite online retailers.</A> Usually it was work. Sometimes it was my parents. Occasionally it was my stupid friends. But always it was a totally unwelcome interruption.
That's why I was so stoked to hear about the iPod Touch. It plays music, sure, and it lets me browse my music library by flipping through the album artwork, which is pretty cute. Plus it gives me Wi-Fi web browsing for whatever I want to do online--even on-the-go impulse-buying new music from the iTunes store. I can zoom in and out on web pages just by making crazy pinchy gestures on the screen, and there are loads of amusing games, too.
It has built-in wireless support for Nike + iPod, too, in case a person ever wants to stick one of those sensors in his shoe and start running. I don't know why a person would do that, but it's his business.
Plus there's a built-in speaker so I can play hilarious online videos for my friends without headphones.
But best of all (and unlike the iPhone), it is absolutely impossible for anyone to make a telephone call to this device. That means there's no possibility of someone ringing me up in the middle of a YouTube exhibition and stopping the show right when the kitten is about to vomit, scuttling the perfect comic timing of the thing.
Take it from me: Since I upgraded from the iPhone to the iPod Touch, my life is infinitely simpler and more relaxed. It's insane to think I used to have to deal with thirty calls a day from work. Now it's down to a much more manageable zero, and I'm way happier.
Now if you'll excuse me, an email just came in on my Touch with the subject line "You're FIRED." I should go see what that's all about.
8GB flash drive capacity holds about 1,750 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format, 10,000 iPod viewable photos, or up to 10 hours of video based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio
3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display with 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
Flip through your library by album artwork. Create Genius Playlists on the go. And add to your collection by shopping the iTunes Music Store from any Wi-Fi hotspot
Games designed for iPod touch technology are just a tap away. Browse hundreds of games from the App Store right on your iPod touch, download what you want, and you're ready to play
Genius feature finds the songs in your library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh it and give it another go
Movies and TV shows pop off the 3.5-inch widescreen display. Choose from thousands at the iTunes Store and take them with you everywhere
Browse the web with Wi-Fi. Get rich HTML email, including attachments. Get directions and live traffic reports. Feed your YouTube addiction
Accelerometer detects when you rotate it from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display. So you immediately see the entire width of a web page, view a photo in its proper aspect ratio, or control a game using only your movements
Multi-Touch touchscreen interface lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch, zoom in and out on a section of a web page, and control game elements precisely
A built-in speaker lets you hear the music, dialogue, and action without headphones, perfect for casual listening
Built-in wireless support for Nike + iPod. All you need to do is insert a Nike + iPod sensor into your shoe and start running
Battery Life: Up to 36 hours of music playback; up to 6 hours of video playback
Connectivity: USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables, sold separately); audio through headphone jack
Wireless Data: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) Nike + iPod support built in Maps location-based service
Charge: About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio Support: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF
Photo Support: Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats
Video Support: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Size: 4.3×2.4×0.33 inches (110×61.8×8.5 mm)
Weight: 4.05 ounces (115 grams)
In the box:
8GB iPod Touch
White iPod USB Connection Cable
White Earbud Headphones
Plastic iPod Mounting Adapter
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Design Placement: Lower Right Side
3X - S: 11" x 15.35"
WXL - K4: 8.25" x 11.51"
Rest assured that these Beehive Cheese Co. cheeses are made with
milk from flightless, four-limbed Jersey cows, with real live udders
and everything. They graze on lush alfalfa sprung from nutrient-rich
soil near the Great Salt Lake. And you can taste the Utah in every bite.
mostly you can taste the cheese. The Old-World, artisan, handmade
cheese. And, in the case of Barely Buzzed, the espresso and lavender
that's been rubbed on the rind. It adds a butterscotch-caramel
character that supplements the cheese's full-bodied, nutty flavor. For
best results, administer this smooth cheese alongside a medium-bodied
red wine. You'll understand why it took first place in the Flavored
Cheddar category at the 2008 American Cheese Society Annual Cheese
The Great Salt Lake also plays a role in the
great salt flavor of SeaHive. An ancient sea bed near Redmond, Utah
provides the salt, flecked with colorful traces of more than 50
minerals. Combine that with local honey from wildflower-pollinating
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come from the Beehive State.
So on your next drive through
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1lb Barely Buzzed:
Serving Size: 1 oz (28g)
Servings per Container: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value:
Total Fat: 9g 14%
Saturated Fat: 6g 30%
Cholesterol: 29mg 10%
Sodium: 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate: 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Vitamin: A 6%
Vitamin: C 0%
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet