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Ahem
I did not buy a 5 gigabyte Rio Carbon mp3 player for 180$, 160 with mail-in rebate. Because that would be wrong.

Wait, no it wouldn't. Yes, I did.1 *makes playlists*

I did not, however, manage to spill hot soup all over the floor and myself, again. Because that would be graceless and stupid. And if I did, it would only have splattered my ankles without actually burning me.

Also, I have not forgotten how to play Pente. Which is back! (I didn't break it.)




1 With (some of) the money I didn't spend on zines, booze, and whores at ConneXions. justhuman paid for the whores. She's awesome that way.

wolfling

2005-04-13 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)

I think you may need to consider a soup nazi kind of lifestyle. "No soup for you!"

mpoetess

2005-04-13 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

But I must have soup! Souuuuuuuuup!

astarte99

2005-04-13 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Dude! *is jealous*

mpoetess

2005-04-13 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Best Buy rocked. This is a good player, and *way* less expensive than the others of comparable size.

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Re: Rio Carbon

mpoetess

2005-04-13 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

I haven't had it choke on anything yet, but I just got it loaded this morning, so it's not had a lot of opportunity yet.

It certainly does take a long time to charge. *looks at charging Rio which has been charging since 8:30*

Re: Rio Carbon

mpoetess

2005-04-13 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ha! And just as I type that, I check and it's fully-charged.

astarte99

2005-04-13 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

*starts stalking best buy*

I sooooooo need a large capacity MP3 player. The radio out here is worse than Detroit (!!!!), and I seem to have lost most of my CDs in the move. Bah.

byrne

2005-04-13 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)

/me is still shopping.

Also, I have a gadget geek for a husband, so I suspect I'll wind up with a 20 GB something. *rolls eyes* I refuse to look at the budget when he's like this. Also, he's car shopping. Oi. I see a lot of mac and cheese in our future.

mpoetess

2005-04-13 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

The 20 gb ones were around US300$, which is a bit pricey for me. There was a 5 gig one that also could show pictures (jpgs) and txt files (so you could read porn on it) but at $240+ it was a bit much for those extra features when I already have a digicam and don't *really* need to be able to read porn on my mp3 player.

byrne

2005-04-13 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

nod--the 4 gig iPod mini is too small, and the 6 is barely adequate (I have about 1800 songs, but I'm really wanting to put audio books on--bigger files), and the price diff between 6 and 20 is only 60 bucks. We're looking at other brands, but really--if iPod *made* a 12 or 14 GB iPod for a middle price that's where we'd go. If I could get it in pink.

the 20 gig iPod is about $380 here, the 6 is $320.

justhuman

2005-04-13 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Anytime for you babe :)

mpoetess

2005-04-13 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

WHORES!!1!

taffimai

2005-04-14 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Ooh, let me know how you like it? I'm just about to buy the Creative 5GB, but the Carbon has been running a close second.

mpoetess

2005-04-14 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm liking it so far -- interface is easy, software is easy. Haven't actually made playlists yet. As mentioned in the comments above though, it does sometimes freeze, which seems to require manually rebooting it by the old Mac trick of sticking a paperclip in the tiny little reboot hole and dear god the symbolism.

taffimai

2005-04-14 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee! Good info, and a silly image: just what I needed.

mpoetess

2005-04-14 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Also - the provided carrying case, which doesn't seem to come with a strap, is well-nigh useless. But you know what makes a good carrier? My ConneXins badge holder!

taffimai

2005-04-14 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Excellent! Can I tell Ker that?

mpoetess

2005-04-14 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Absolutely!