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Monday, November 21, 2011

At long last, a new ipod!

If you have been reading this blog for so long that you remember before I became obsessed with running, you might remember that my hubby tried to get me a new ipod Nano for my birthday in 2009. I had an old Nano, this one:
Remember these? It's like a relic of a past generation!

And I STILL have it. But it is on its last legs. The problem is that it eats headphones. The connection is eroded and kind of moth eaten, and it will sort of sound OK with brand new headphones. But after 4 or 5 uses, the headphone plug looks kind of eroded, too, and I start to have problems (pretty sure battery acid is leaking out and destroying the plug). Before long, I have spotty sound in just one ear. Or I have only base. Or only treble. Or nothing. Or only very faint and quiet squeaks.
Well, that problem is about to be solved free-for-nothin' (as my father in law says) because my ipod is part of a recall thanks to a few Nano batteries bursting into flame. I'm pretty sure mine WOULD burst into flame if it wasn't for the fact that it is drenched in sweat 99% of the time.

Yay for new free stuff!


  1. Yay! I love free stuff. Especially free tech stuff that is usually expensive. Then I have to let my husband charge/install/download/upload or do whatever needs to be done to get the thing usable for me. I don't have the patience to figure it out myself! Hey, usually I'm getting all his hand me down stuff, so anything new is super cool.

  2. Wow! You got a good deal on this -- corroding iPod after years of use... Free replacement! Nice!!

  3. Wow, that is a GREAT way to get a new toy!