Not mollified by the fact that Apple only makes white earbuds, Millard grumbled that now his daughter would lack a properly color-coordinated personal media solution. So he went out and paid $29 for black earbuds somewhere else and laid the blame at our feet. Despite our humongous photo of said iPod with white earbuds, despite everybody on Earth except Millard knowing that Apple's white earbuds are iconic and ubiquitous, Millard still insisted that we "do something to off-set my additional expense" because he "felt mislead." We're a funny species, aren't we?
So for all you Millards out there, even if you choose the "Black" option for today's Apple iPod 30GB Video, be advised that it will NOT include black earbuds. It will give you 30GB of storage space for music and video, a 2.5" 320×240 QVGA screen, and a built-in rechargeable battery good for 14 hours of music or 2 hours of video on a charge. And it'll come in the characteristically stylish and hand-pleasing Apple hardware that has taken the world by storm. If you really, really need to play your Black iPod through something black, we know where you can find <A href="http://sellout.woot.com">a cheap iPod boombox/docking speakmajig</A> that will satisfy your peculiar chromatic fixation.
But black earbuds? Sorry, Millard. Not the way this whole iPod thing works. Before you spend thirty bucks to correct our "mistake", here's a tip: it'd be a lot cheaper to buy a can of spray paint. Sure, you won't be able to listen to the earbuds after you paint them. But they'll be the right color. And that's really the important thing. Apparently.
30GB of storage space for music, photos, movies, and typical computer files
2.5 inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective display with over 65,000-color liquid crystal display and white LED backlight
320×240 pixel resolution with support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio and video formats
Supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV audio files
H.264 video up to 768 Kbps, 320×240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 480×480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov video file formats
Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides up to 14 hours of music, 3 hours of viewing photos, or 2 hours of video when fully charged
Holds 7,500 to 15,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds over 1,000 videos
Stores data via USB hard drive
Song capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes; video capacity is based on 4 minutes per H.264 750-Kbps video combined with 128-Kbps audio.
2.5 inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective, over 65,000-color liquid crystal display with white LED backlight
320 x 240 pixel resolution, .156-mm dot pitch
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported:
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4)
AIFF and WAV
Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats
Video formats supported:
H.264 video up to 768 Kbps 320 x 240 30 frames per sec.
Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps 48 KHz stereo audio in .m4v .mp4 and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec.
Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
20Hz to 20,000Hz
Mac system requirements
Macintosh computer with USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
Windows system requirements
PC with USB port or card (USB 2.0 recommended)
Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
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Whoa... is that a hand? Is that MY hand? I used to have a hand... whoa, maybe that's my hand. Hey, wasn't I holding a spray can? Wow, that's got to be my spray can. I didn't give it to anybody. I don't think I gave it to anybody. So that has to be my hand.
I wonder if everyone can see those colors? I bet it's some color genie that got trapped in the spray can. I bet I set it free, and it's gonna give me wishes. Oh, no, what if I let it go, but that isn't my hand? Somebody else is gonna get the wishes! I need that hand! Come here, hand! You're mine, now! No, don't fight me, don't... I'll bite you, hand! I will! Don't test me! I'll... YEEEEOWWWW!
Yeah. Definitely was my hand all along.
Wear this shirt: over your nose and mouth to help keep out paint fumes.
Don't wear this shirt: in place of an appropriate filtration device. Or around genies. It's not certified genie-safe by the trade commission.
This shirt tells the world: "I know a store where they sell pirate cans! But there's no pirate inside. I feel kinda let down."
We call this color: Hey, Let's Just Lie On The Grass And Look At All The Colors And Blow Our Minds
Design Placement: Centered
3X - S: 12.65" x 19"
WXL - K4: 8.65" x 13"
Pantone Color(s): White - 7506C - Warm Red C - 7478C - 1235C - 292C - 7518C
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