First I feel I have to say that I really do love my ipod video, it’s quite frankly a lovely piece of kit. However, the fact that Apple claim that the battery life for this ipod is 14 hours if frankly ridicules. By my estimate the battery life (with the backlight turned off) is closer to 4-5 hours maximum. This is also roughly at around half volume.
The only way that I think that the battery life could possibly stretch to 14 hours would be with virtually nil volume and even then I’m doubtful.
As I said, I really am very fond of my ipod, I’m just slightly annoyed at the exaggerated battery life claims.
I managed to get hold of our prospective tenants the other day and they have told me that although they don’t actually hold a lease with their current landlady, they do not want to annoy her by leaving the property prior to new tenants being found for it (which the landlady has insisted upon). The reason being that the landlady is the sister of one of their bosses at work. As such it has been implied that they may lose their job if they anger their landlady.
As such they don’t know when they can leave their current property and therefore don’t know when they would be available to take on our flat.
As such, we are, once again, back to square one and are readvertising the flat this Friday in the hope to drum up more interest.
I also have to admit that I have succumbed to temptation. I’ve preordered a Japanese DS Lite.
It’s just that I play on my DS so damn often that it seemed too hard to turn down. After all, I can then pass my old DS onto Roz and Elliot to use. Also the price isn’t too bad and the good thing about imported handheld consoles is the fact that you can use any games from any country in them. Plus he redesign looks pretty sexy.
The DS Lite is supposedly due to launch in a selection of 3 colours, but at present only white has been revealed. Once all the colours have been officially announced, I’ll be given the option to choose (but to be honest I’ll likely be happy with anything other than pink). There’s also the possibility that I may have ordered this a little late and that I might not get one in the first batch release (as I expect that they’ll be very popular). If this happens, I’ll just have to re-evaluate what to do then (i.e. whether to import still or wait for the European release).
Just have to wait now until March 2nd to see!