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[Technology] iPod - RIP

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BLOCK F

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Feb 26, 2009
5,824
Still got mine and occasionally use it at home or in the car, but my wife is in charge of music really and is a dab hand at all that as she uses music for her work.
She is trying to sort me out with Spotify, but I haven’t got round to it yet.
 

BLOCK F

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Feb 26, 2009
5,824
Blimey, just shows how retro we are in our house - neither my wife or I have ever owned an iPod; we still use CDs and and my wife still plays the occasional cassette. We talked about getting one, but it didn't seem worth it. We also still have a functioning VHS player, next you'll be telling me they don't make those any more ...

I can remember playing a cassette in the first car I had with a cassette player, a Donna Summer album in my Ford Capri back in 1977.
And no, I didn’t have a moustache or a medallion.:D
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bhafc99

Members
Oct 14, 2003
6,463
Dubai
Sad to see the iPod go, but it's no longer hitting a market need, to be fair.

Most people who want 'music on the go' are happy to now just have it on their phone.

And for the niche market of those that want quality 'music on the go' (because most phones are pretty basic audio quality tbh), there are now far better products. I did that myself – moving from my much-loved but aging iPod to an Astell & Kern SE200 a couple of years ago.
 

Icy Gull

Back on the rollercoaster
Jul 5, 2003
68,449
I was considering getting a turntable for the Cortina, but a Weber DCOE soundtrack does for me just fine.

Can't find a photo of anything similar but we (my parents) had a mobile record player (45s) that you could use in the car and just slot the single in. It was about 12 inches square and a couple thick with a speaker. Fabulous it was, I clearly remember listening to Sherry by the Four Seasons on it. weird the things you remember from your youth!

Cutting edge at the time :smile:
 

BLOCK F

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Feb 26, 2009
5,824
I was considering getting a turntable for the Cortina, but a Weber DCOE soundtrack does for me just fine.

Whilst hitch-hiking through Germany on our way down to Italy back in 1966, we got a lift from a couple of guys who had a turntable in their car that played 45’s. We were well impressed.
 

zefarelly

Members
Jul 7, 2003
19,553
Sussex, by the sea
Whilst hitch-hiking through Germany on our way down to Italy back in 1966, we got a lift from a couple of guys who had a turntable in their car that played 45’s. We were well impressed.

still is, if it doesn't jump about!

https://thevinylfactory.com/news/amazing-photos-of-a-time-when-cars-had-record-players/

vinyl in car.jpg
 

1066familyman

Radio User
Jan 15, 2008
14,474
I have four of them, and more than 17,000 items (some 2+ hours long) saved on four hard drives. The Misery Hour, anyone?

Tried streaming recently and all my latest 'witch house' and 'wave' bollocks is available so I suspect I'm in old man territory. But I love random play and you can't do that by streaming can you? Bowie to Hunters and Collectors, to Existemy, to Fraunhofer Diffraction, to King Sunny Ade, to Gene Loves Jezebel, to Caravan, to Japan? Nah! iPOD forever.


I'm with you on random play and do so regularly on my Cowon and Sony DAP's.

I've never owned an i anything and no intention of ever starting.
 


Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
29,646
Brighton
My iPod Classic Video 120gb is a thing of absolute beauty. One of the best bits of tech I ever invested in.

Seeing the iPod come and go makes me feel old.
 

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