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New Category

Posted in Toys and tools by Mike on December 3, 2006

I added two new categries actually: cardio which I have needed to add for a while and tech and toys which is more for me than for anyone else.

For my first entry on Tech and Toys: The new sony walkman.

Remeber when these things were ugly black boxes?I remember these when they were cassette player, maybe there was even one earlier but my memory doesn’t go back that far. Now they come in 1 and 2 gigabyte MP3 players, Calorie Counter, Pedometer, playlist based on step rate, shake activated shuffle( a feature I don’t really understand the value of).

That dude will end up on my wishlist. The only problem is that I can but that or a formulator. hmmm.

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  1. Scott Styles said,

    What makes you think you need direct wrist work? I feel like kettlebell work has my wrists pretty well taken care of.

    My wife got a Sandisk Sansa a few weeks ago, since it was advertised as the music player that syncs with our Rhapsody service. Can’t say I’d recommend it. I think she should’ve gotten an ipod. It’s #1 for a reason.

  2. Kris said,

    Got an iPod for my 30th birthday last year, that’s the one item I would have trouble living without now. My son and fiancée don’t particularly share my taste for heavy metal, so I don’t get to listen to that stuff much at home. Since I got the iPod, I’ve found myself embark on a musical journey exploring a lot of bands outside the mainstream in different metal genres (Scandinavian death is the ticket right now). It’s just so easy to rip stuff into it, but iTunes can be your doom; for about $10 per album and immediate download, it’s easy to go overboard… their selection is surprisingly large. If you listen to a lot of music, I’d definitively go for something a bit bigger than the Sony, otherwise that’s probably a good lightweight choice. As another plug (punt intended), I can warmly recommend the Koss “The Plug” ear plugs, they are the best thing I’ve popped into my ears so far, normal plugs just kills my ears after an hour or so. Oh yes, if you do end up with an iPod, I can also warmly recommend the Matias iPod Armor; mine would have been smashed several times over without it…

    Anyway, just found your excellent blog, haven’t had time to look around much yet, but I like what I’ve seen thus far. Keep up the good work!

  3. Mike said,

    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you guys, or in Kris’s case, approve hiscomment for release. For some reason, I can’t see any of my web files from work, from this doman and another, so I’m pretty much limited to following up once a day.
    First, Scott’s question. I’ve had my eye on a formulator for a while. I honestly had a period of disillusion with them, thinking they really weren’t valuable. Then I go to use Dan’s, there is a lot of good training there. That said, it was more an illistration than a statement of what is tops on my list. a 32K kettlebe is about that same and is pretty darn useful too, not to even mention all the nonworkout stuff I’s like to get my hands on.
    I actually have a Rio Cali that I use occasionally. It’s only 256 MB. I find that with frequent playlist changes, it does alright. Lately it doesn’t seem to recognize a lot of the songs I put on it. I bought my wife one about the same time and she is having the same issue. So we have been talking about new MP3 players. I have had my eye on an iPod for a while, two things have held me at bay: the price and I hate iTunes.The new version of the shuflle is very attractive. I really like to Sony for it’s Gimmicks. I figure it’s about one step away from what I have thought for years would be the ultimate running music player; an iPod with a Garmin Forerunner. Unfortunately, it’ll be a while for me eitherway. Who knows what Apple, Sony, et al will have thought of by then.
    While I’m reply, it’s good to see you here Kris, I spent some time checking otu your site, nice. I’m gonna plug your meet in a sec when I draft my post for today. If you don’t mind though, how did you find this site? I’m just curious.

  4. Kris said,

    Hey Mike, no problem. I’m not precisely known to be the fastest blogger in the West either… As far as the iPod goes, you are right about that being needlessly pricey. I’m considering buying a Mac as my next laptop, but the thought of what kind of regular PC I can get for the same sum makes me cringe. That said, there is some kind of magic surrounding Apple products and I feel the pull… Been very happy with the iPod, but don’t have anything to compare it with so am definitively biased up to my nose.

    I found your blog via a comment you left over at Scott Bird’s Straight to the Bar.

  5. Mike said,

    Thanks for the info on where you found the blog, I’m just curious to see where traffic comes from.
    I am a recovering MacAddict. I spent years using Apple products and eventually fell to the easy and convientent power of the Dark Side. I have to admit that after trying to maintain the OS on my mother-in-law’s laptop I can never go back. That said, I’m not so enamoured with the Microsoft world either. I loaded Ubuntu on a spare computer I got from my job and have to say it’s a fairly viable option to me. The one hiccup is that the flash install in the Linus Firefox seems very broken.

  6. Kris said,

    I hear you. Am stuck on Windows now that my laptop broke, but had a dual boot Debian Sid/Windows system. The main reason I now find the Mac an interesting option is the new Intel processor that would allow me to run Linux in addition to OS X. I’m still waiting to totally ditch Windows, but since my video editor only runs on Windows and I have written some software for that platform, I am still partially stuck there.

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