I just got an iPod Touch 16GB and it’s my 3rd iPod. I don’t baby it. But that mostly has to do with me getting it second hand: with a few scratches on the back. Since it already has scratches, I don’t feel the need to baby it. I purposefully got a 2nd hand Touch so that I would a.) get some value price savings, and b.) not have to baby it. How can you enjoy a gadget if you keep having to baby it? Some people can but I’m a little rugged, so I like to be able to hang it out with the gadgets.
Problem is I’m also a bit obsessive compulsive. So if I have something in mint condition, I hate getting it into not-so-mint condition. So I solve my problem by getting a 2nd hand gadget, and save a few bucks in the process.
I got a pouch for it (really smooth) but that is my only concession to babying it. The back of the Touch is destined for scratches, that metallic finish is just such a scratch magnet. I had a 5G Video before and even though I bought an iSkin for it, it still ended up with scratches on the back regardless of the Skin. I realized it was a lost cause. So why save myself the headache just buy a Touch with scratches already.
My 2nd iPod was a 2G Black Nano. Now this one I am still babying in a fashion. There are some scratches on the top and bottom plastic but the aluminum body is still flawless. But I bought this one to be rugged; I drag it around when jogging and everything. It’s my primary MP3 player (the Touch is more like a PDA for me than an MP3 player) my only concession to it was to get a silicon case so that I could throw it around without worries. The aluminum is still perfect thanks to this. But I don’t really baby it. I have to take it out of the silicon anyway when I put it into the MM50 speakers or into my jogging armband. I love the 2G Nano, it’s so rugged, the body is fantastic that it won’t scratch even if I don’t baby it.
I give all my iPods names, though. My Video was called Chuck. I sold him to a friend though because I was disappointed with iPods at this time. Video playback was meh, it was expensive for what it did (just a simple MP3 player with a lot of limitations).
My 2nd iPod, the Nano, is called Andes. He reminds me of the mint-flavored Andes milk chocolate (the one that is dark in the middle, sandwiched by two layers of mint) because I got a green-colored silicon case. Not selling this baby, I love him. I bought him a bunch of accessories — 2 speakers and an FM transmitter for my car.
Now I have my Touch, I named him Sushi — well actually I didn’t. The original owner named him Sushi, I didn’t want to change his name, wouldn’t you not like it if someone changed your name? I haven’t gotten him any toys yet other than his pouch but I really gave him serious surgery, now he performs like a champ with all the apps I want on him. I botched up on the 2nd surgery attempt though and killed him, so I had to revivify him now he’s a Zombie Pod, but he has enhanced powers and can do things even mighty Palm Androids and Dopod Aliens would be envious of.
Wow I guess I really did a bad job of babying my iPod. How many of you turn your babies into super soldier zombies?