Thursday, August 7, 2008


I have posted previously that I did not have an iPod until very recently. My wife got me a fun little silver iPod shuffle for my birthday which was a little bit under a month ago. I was very excited about the possibility of not only joining the 21st century, but also being able to listen to my own music while I run.

I have ran with it approximately 10 times. The last 3 times, it has died on me while running. The first time I thought that it was just because the batteries were dead. The second time, I thought that it was just a fluke. However, the third time (this morning) I knew something was up. Our President might say "fool me once, shame on you...... fool me twice....... can't, uhhhh, can't get fooled again!".

In addition to dying for a third time, when I plug it into my computer to charge / sync, it doesn't recognize that I have an iPod in the doc. Trouble. There are three likely causes for this:

  • I got a dud iPod
  • Sweat from running got into the inners of the iPod and messed it up
  • Steve Jobs is secretly trying to drive me mad

My money is on #3, but I think that I am going to have to take it to the Apple store to complain very shortly either way.