i post here a lot more when i'm writing. i don't know why that surprises me, but it does. i thought once i got the first draft done, i'd be here every second. of course right now when i am online i'm usually over at clarity of night for the short story contest. we've gotten some good entries. i'm glad jason is judging and not me. it will be tough.
i'm not a gadget person, but i just got something for my ipod i think i'm going to use a lot.
the sonic impact i-fusion. it's a dock with speakers, but what is really cool about it is that it's in a hardshell case. unzip it and the speakers are in the lid. ipod compartment between the speakers. the whole thing is about the size of...well, a little clipper box. as in dog clippers? lithium ion battery.
i'm really surprised it sounds as good as it does. of course you start with an mp3 -- something that is already of diminished quality. then you add tiny speakers. now you're two steps down. so no, it can't sound GREAT, but not bad. one thing that bugs me that i think i'll get used to is some pretty acute separation. some people will probably like that. everything is pretty clear and defined. highs, lows, with vocals maybe too much in front. very clean sound -- which isn't always how something was meant to sound. i think they probably really worked on that aspect of it. to make sure you weren't getting a soup-can sound. but anyhoo, i will now have music when i travel. woot!!!
that really grounds me to have music in my room.
if you're interested in an i-fusion, you can order it for less through circuit city. 129.00. every store i visited had it priced at 149.00 or more. oh yeah, i did a lot of comparison shopping in that price range and below.