i received an e-mail ad from apple this morning that was promoting the new $49 price tag for the 1GB iPod (what we use to call the shuffle). upon first glance at the ad i was a bit frustrated that the first shuffle i purchased cost a $100 (this was the 512MB version that was first released) & less than 6-months ago kristin & i each bought ourselves new shuffles for $79 bucks. in the past two years kristin & i have spent $258 for 3 shuffles & today that same amount of cash would buy 5 shuffles. of course i understand that to be an early adopter you end up paying more & getting less – you of course are also the “cool kid” on the street for those first 6-months too. obviously as we move further into the future the price of technology items will drop. hell, you can buy a DVD player (don’t get me started on the whole HD DVD/Blu-ray thing) at grocery store for less than a $100 bucks.
you know what i really want apple to come out with & what i’d be happy to spend $49 bucks on is something to wrap my damn ear phones for my shuffle, my iPod, or my iPhone around. i spend more time trying to untangle those damn things than i do using them for listening to music. this has been a BIG frustration of mine for sometime. now that i’m on the spin bike quite a bit & i am relying on my iPod to keep me company through these workouts the need for an iWrapper is more immediate than ever.
any of you inventors have an idea or know of a good substitute to keep my headphones from getting all wrapped up? oh, & i’m talking about something for the headphones that come with the apple products – i still want those cool white buds hanging from my ears :)