It started off a little later than usual. I didn’t get up until around 8 this morning. Mind, you I think that’s because I didn’t sleep at all well the night before.
Anyway, I soon got the usual stuff under way. First, get the coffee brewing, and then, get washed and dressed, and check email. One has to get one’s priorities the right way around.
After sorting through a couple of dozen or so emails that had appeared overnight, and after doing a little checking up on blogs, and other personal sites, it was time to start some work.
First off, I got on with updating some pages on a site. The client wanted some nice new graphical links on his site, never mind that text links are better for SEO, and were, in my opinion, better to see for visitors!
After working on that for an hour or so, I moved onto a long tedious task of applying links to an existing site for a client’s client. It’s a no-brainer, but it’s monotonous and tedious work, and it takes a few hours, so I had a lunch break in the middle of it, to break it up a bit.
So, after making a roast beef sandwich, I decided to wash the dishes (when I managed to cut my finger on a glass that decided to crack apart for no seemingly good reason!) After staunching the blood – it was only a small cut, but glass can tend to go in a ltitle deep – and getting all nice and cleaned up (dulite peroxide to hand, sheesh it stings!), I prepared dinner for this evening.
Back to work, which took the rest of the afternoon. Kept me out of mischief I guess. This evening, after dinner, I’m going to listen to some music, or perhaps one of the audiobooks I have, and spend a little time chilling out.
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It’s small and compact as you can see. It’s the 1GB model, which is sufficient for me to be able to get 8-10 hours of music and podcasts onto.
I got it primarily to play audiobooks, and podcasts, but as it has DRM built in, I can also use it on Napster’s To Go service as well, which in my opinion is darn good value for unlimited downloads for only $14.99 a month.
It takes an AAA battery which has an advertised life of around 19 hours, and it seemed to hold to this quite well.
The sound quality is excellent. It’s much better than I expected it to be. Usually the earplugs you get with such a product are quite tinny and nasty, but these are quite good, with a decent bass response and clear treble.
You can play MP3, WMA, and Audible Audiobooks on this device.
It also has an FM radio, with 20 presets, and you can also record your own voice. It synchronizes flawlessly with Windows Media Player ( I have version 11 on the Windows XP machine here). I’ve not yet tried it on a Linux set up.
This little baby set me back $38.99 at Office Depot, as they were doing a special deal on them when I walked in.
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