I turned 30 last week and my friends got together and brought me a new iPod Touch. I mentioned one in passing a few weeks ago and they had quietly taken notes on the exact model. Observant bunch!
This post covers my first impressions plus some of how I am using it.
My friends joke that I’m a big five year old. It‘s not a terrible metaphor for how I react to things. It certainly applies to the iPod. It’s the device I use to escape from the adult world. I use it the same way lots of kids use theirs. I’d have loved one when I was younger!
In order to make sure it doesn’t get complicated my friends have applied restrictions to lock it down to three things.
Perhaps the most important role of the iPod touch is helping me to communicate.
It supports my favourite speech software (prollquo4text) and the chat system I use with carers (iMessage).
I haven’t installed telegram or any other chat tools as they tend to pull me into more serious chats. I’ve kept It focused on communication basics.
My intense interests make me happy. I have an entire home screen on the iPod dedicated to my mountain biking interest.
It’s where I do most of my mountain biking related research. It’s also where I am storing my lists and other documents.
It’s nice to have a dedicated space for my interests. A sort of hub where I can store things. It’s also super portable; I can look things up while out riding.
The final way I am using it is for media. Things like YouTube. audiobooks, TV, movies and podcasts.
With only 32gb of storage it makes me prioritise the media I want. This is useful as it helps prevent me getting overwhelmed with choice.
This is my third iPod touch. It was a wonderful choice for a present. I really needed an upgrade form the old device I was using.
It’s going to be a few weeks of use before I am ready to write a proper review. If your curious, i reviewed the last generation model a few years ago.