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iPod not so good in the dark

 
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ebedgert
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:13 am    Post subject: iPod not so good in the dark Reply with quote

Am I the only one who finds the iPod nano amazingly unsuitable for nighttime listening? For starters, the backlight can't be dimmed (only turned on and off), so if you're listening to it in the dark, you have the option to either have your retinas blasted out by the bright light, or to fumble around in the dark.

It would have been nice if they provided a little bump or marking so you could feel where the four corners of the wheel are, too (so you could actually find the menu, rewind, FF and stop buttons without having your fingers mess up your volume settings (yes, I know you can limit how high the volume goes, but it still can decrease your volume while you're fumbling).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: iPod not so good in the dark Reply with quote

ebedgert wrote:
It would have been nice if they provided a little bump or marking so you could feel where the four corners of the wheel are, too (so you could actually find the menu, rewind, FF and stop buttons without having your fingers mess up your volume settings


Most of the skins and cases out there have cutouts for the click wheel. They can help you feel out where the click wheel is in the dark. This is one reason why I still love the 3G. The sunken-in buttons and click wheel ruled. The lights were cool too. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: iPod not so good in the dark Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
ebedgert wrote:
It would have been nice if they provided a little bump or marking so you could feel where the four corners of the wheel are, too (so you could actually find the menu, rewind, FF and stop buttons without having your fingers mess up your volume settings


Most of the skins and cases out there have cutouts for the click wheel. They can help you feel out where the click wheel is in the dark. This is one reason why I still love the 3G. The sunken-in buttons and click wheel ruled. The lights were cool too. Cool


I loved the 3G design. The touch buttons were amazing to play with, If only they still had this option. You never know, they might come back to this type of thinking.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about one of these. Wink

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/disko/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er...

1) I have a nano and
2) Kind of more than what I was looking for. Smile

But that's pretty cool, in an adolescent sort of way!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scooper wrote:
How about one of these. Wink

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/disko/


Seems origional, but I don't like it. It says "beat me" written all over it.
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