I’ve had my share of grief with the pink mini I purchased 4 years ago and just like the ‘area man’ in this Onion Radio News report, I didn’t want to give up on my iPod when its battery life fizzled to a mere 30 seconds.
Coming back from Osoyoos yesterday, I plugged my iPod (2nd gen) mini into the Energizer Energi to Go portable charger (as seen in this video) and held it there for about 2 hours of the journey. I found this to be a great solution to my battery woes, although inevitably the Energi to Go will need two new AA batteries so it’s definitely not a long-term answer.
I’ve had the lightning bolt symbol, the disk mode screen, and even the “I’m b0rked” message with the frowning iPod saying I better go to Apple Support. Through it all, it has never been more than a few simple reboots couldn’t fix, which is pretty fortunate I would imagine.
On a less positive note, our black 2nd gen Nano – as seen on my segment of The Lab with Leo – has gone missing along with the Belkin Tune Talk microphone.
We’re unsure if it’s still on a United Airlines flight from Kansas City or if it was scooped from our bag at the beach. Regardless, we’re out of luck now when it comes to portable podcast recording equipment and I’m feeling like the hooped iPod in the photo above right about now since I also have two band podcast interviews coming up this month. I was wondering what other podcasters do for cheap, quick, and easy product for mobile recording – if you have any tools or tips to share please let me know in the comments.