Top 3 Reasons Why I Love my iPod Touch
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I am no techie, and was never fond of the best gadgets, unless they really served a specific purpose to me. Even then I am not always able to optimize my gadgets, and I end up using the same applications, the same functions, over and over again. I am not one to read through the manuals – that is my husband’s role. Oftentimes, I wouldn’t know about a particular feature unless someone tells me about it, or I discover it by accident.
For example, I didn’t know that my mobile phone was capable of different light settings when I am using the camera or video. Nor did I know that my son’s PSP can actually browse the internet, if a wi-fi connection was available.
So I was not one to drool over the latest gadgets, and in fact I couldn’t understand a friend’s fascination over the iPhone ($850, when it was launched). It seemed ridiculously expensive for a phone, even at a time when my phone’s LCD was blotched in black, and I really needed a new phone.
One thing led to another and I found myself the proud owner of a 32-gig 2nd generation iPod Touch. I am initially attracted to this latest gadget because I knew that I can watch videos and movies better with its wider screen. I did not even know what "jailbreak" meant but after I've done it I entered a whole new world. Day after day I keep discovering many things about the iPod Touch and now I cannot do without it! For me it is the best gadget I have had, well, apart from my Tammy (my HP mini VT). Here are top 3 reasons why a non-techie like me loves the iPod Touch.
1. Check multiple mails in minutes
This feature is just awesome and really efficient. When you save all your emails in your iPod Touch, you can multiple mailboxes in minutes! When using computers, you need to open your browser, go to your mail’s homepage or to your bookmarked sign in page, enter your username or password (unless you have saved it) and wait for the mail to load.
With an iPod Touch, you can check your inbox in 3 seconds, with 3 quick jabs of the finger. You can switch from one mailbox to another in seconds, too!
If you’re curious about how to add multiple mail accounts on your iPod Touch, here are the steps to follow:
- Go to the “settings” in your iPod Touch
- Go to “mail, contacts, calendars”
- Click “add account’
- Choose your mail provider
- Enter the information necessary: name, address, password and description
- Click “save”
You can edit your account settings anytime so don’t worry about making an irreversible mistake.
To access your mails in your iPod Touch, just go to the “Mail” with an envelope icon and choose the mail you want to access – it is as easy as that! You can read your mails, reply to them, forward them, even view the attachments. The only difference with computers seems to be the chat and save functions, which are absent with the iPod Touch. Of course, for all I know they exist, I just don’t know it yet!
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2. Multiple world clock displays
For a freelance writer like me, this is extremely helpful. Sometimes it is difficult to keep track of different times from different time zones, and this is something I need to do, because my clients are located in places different from where I am. Some mobile phones also have this feature but it may be limited to 2 different world clocks. With the iPod Touch, you can add as many world clocks as you want, of course, I haven’t really tried the limit, but so far I have 6 clocks of different cities and the “add clock” function is still available.
I only wish that I can edit the labels of the cities, so I can name them after my clients. But again I can be wishing for something that is already existent, and I just don’t know it yet. So, if you know how to edit the names of the cities to reflect a customized label, please tell me, please!
3. Awesome connectivity
Aside from the other two previously mentioned, both of which are related to the internet, the iPod Touch is really the best gadget to stay connected to your friends (whether real or virtual), and with the rest of the world. The softwares are free for downloading, and once you have them installed on your iPod Touch, you can tweet, update your Facebook status, send instant messages, browse the web and research on things.
Getting connected has never been easier, really! Now this capability is also provided by the iPhone and the Blackberry and other PDAs perhaps, but with the iPod Touch, it comes at a much cheaper, more affordable price.
Of course, the iPod Touch has a lot of other amazing functions, and most of them I like. I can listen to music (that’s a given), even listen to audiobooks! If I wanted to read an ebook I can do so, particularly because the fonts and interface are so reader-friendly.
I can make notes, such as hub titles and topics, even make documents, given the right application, anytime, anywhere.
I can check the weather, map out my location and my destination, and of course play games whenever I like. My husband likes the iPod Touch, but he always has to wait for his turn, and that is when our son has gotten tired of playing his kiddie games.
So the iPod Touch can be used for work, for play, for entertainment and for family bonding. All in one light, affordable, svelte machine – and that is my definition of a best gadget!
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