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Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 17, 2020 11:35AM
5th gen iPod going strong. Used for jogging.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 17, 2020 11:40AM
10GB 2nd generation still humming 24/7 (except during winter months) in my workshop in the old stone schoolhouse. The original battery still holds for 5 hours when I checked it last summer.

Also rotate a pair of shuffles when I cut grass for several hours. Upgraded to a pair of Bose over the ear headphones that are fairly decent. Better than the buds that come with the shuffles.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 17, 2020 11:54AM
I have a few:
  • iPod Photo (Gen 4) - 60 GB original capacity, upgraded to 400GB via SD card upgrade. Used to listen to my entire music collection in Apple Lossless format in my car.
  • iPod mini, Gen 6 (16 GB) - Used for exercise activities.
  • iPod mini, Gen 2 (8 GB) - My travel iPod.
The Classic got a new battery at the same time I performed the SD card upgrade. The other two are still going strong on their original batteries.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2020 04:38PM by N-OS X-tasy!.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 17, 2020 11:54AM
My son is still using his iPod touch after, what, five years+
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: June 17, 2020 11:59AM
My husband and daughter are still using their scroll wheel iPods. Best version ever.




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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 17, 2020 12:03PM
We have I think a 3rd gen iPod touch (was going to be e-wasted along with an iPhone 5s and iPhone 6!) that we use for audiobooks on long trips. The 5S and the 6 are our kids' iPhones now. What's with people e-wasting decent tech?
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: June 17, 2020 12:24PM
My son is using an iPod touch still



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: June 17, 2020 12:58PM
I’ve got a 1st gen iPod and an 8GB 2nd gen Nano, both still working. My old company used to make the iPod wheel clicker and I was lucky to be given a number of Apple products from them over the years.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 17, 2020 01:09PM
I still use my Nano, love the FM receiver option.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 17, 2020 01:10PM
I keep my iPods Nano, 4g and 6g in my car, but I honestly rarely use them



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: June 17, 2020 01:14PM
pRICE,

I use an iPod Nano for music in my car for music. I'd use my iPhone for music via bluetooth but my car doesn't support the feature. Bluetooth for phone calls but nothing else. The iPod is hardwired to the AUX-in port. I use an audio filter with it. Works like a champ. I looked at alternatives since I could use a player with more storage but nothing looked like it would do the job as well. SO, I just rotate music on and off it as necessary. Even had a new battery installed in the old ipod last year for about $35. Worth every penny! I wish I could upgrade the storage but it isn't feasible in the Nano.

The irony is that I have two old iphones and an iPod Touch that could serve the same purpose but they don't work as well as the Nano. They have touchscreens which require more visual work on my part to navigate. The ipod has buttons and a touchwheel. I don't need to look at it to skip songs. The ipod will retired once I replace the car with a newer model that supports Carplay.

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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 17, 2020 01:21PM
Of the six members of my family who I've purchased an iPod for over the years, none use them anymore. I was the last, I used an iPod shuffle at the gym.

We have a few of them in the house, but it would be best if they went to e-waste so that when their batteries fail, they do not make a chemical waste spill.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 17, 2020 02:03PM
I have a fourth gen, 60GB iPod Photo that seems to be dead. I have already tried the various scenarios on Apple's website without success. The MBP it was backed up to is also dead (I might have said data on a Time Machine somewhere). I would like to at least be able to get my music off the HDD and, am thinking of cracking the iPod open to see what, if anything, I can salvage. If I could "rebuild" it with an SSD and a new battery I would. I could then connect it to my RV's infotainment system to listen to oldies when it's safe to hit the road again.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 17, 2020 02:10PM
....what about rocking.....the Casbah.....???



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: raz
Date: June 17, 2020 02:13PM
I have a touch for bedtime music and a fat nano for the gym



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 17, 2020 02:15PM
.....most want some touch.....before bedtime......



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 17, 2020 02:54PM
iPod 5th gen providing music for car.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 17, 2020 03:12PM
Running a 160 GB Classic still.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 17, 2020 03:37PM
Green iPod mini and iPod Shuffle, both 1st generation, both dead, but in the projects bin. iPhone 5S too.
I gave my brother the iPod Touch I got before iCloud ended support for 10.6.8. last I heard it had a dead battery.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Altered Horizons
Date: June 17, 2020 03:42PM
Still using my iPod touch 4th gen for bike rides and occasionally accessing web apps.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: SurfMacJpMtb
Date: June 17, 2020 04:31PM
I mountain bike with an original Shuffle

I have an iPod Video with the memory card mod from our sponsor for road trips



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 17, 2020 04:38PM
I've got a few also, the oldest being the original 5G iPod, and the newest being the 80G classic.

All but the Classic need batteries, and I'd like to make the Classic an SSD (solid state device).




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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 17, 2020 04:49PM
1st gen 5 gig ! Do I win? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Truth is, I fire it up a few times every other year. But, honestly, I think this 'pod sounds great.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 17, 2020 04:58PM
Quote
mrbigstuff
1st gen 5 gig ! Do I win? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Truth is, I fire it up a few times every other year. But, honestly, I think this 'pod sounds great.

Lulz, I still have mine too, with a battery replacement. And I have another battery in the wrapper around her somewhere but I've read unused Li-ion batteries (even new ones) do not age well so I assume that's also useless.

I have a TBolt-FW adapter so I can still charge it from my 2014 Mini but I haven't tried to do so it at least 5 years.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 17, 2020 05:18PM
40GB FW classic, plus an old Touch, and an older Touch.
None work.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 17, 2020 05:21PM
Have a 4th generation 40 GB iPod, still works as a drive so I hope once I replace the battery the click wheel controls will work again. Still plan on converting it to use CompactFlash if the controls work with a fresh battery.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 17, 2020 05:27PM
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JoeH
Still plan on converting it to use CompactFlash if the controls work with a fresh battery.

SD is preferable to CF for this type of upgrade.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 17, 2020 06:15PM
SD is preferable to CF for this type of upgrade.


Some edification and/or a link would be greatly appreciated.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 17, 2020 06:41PM
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RAMd®d
SD is preferable to CF for this type of upgrade.

Some edification and/or a link would be greatly appreciated.

Generally speaking, SD upgrades provide greater storage capacities using smaller media than CF upgrades.

SD upgrade option offered by our gracious hosts: [eshop.macsales.com]
CF upgrade option offered by our gracious hosts: [eshop.macsales.com]

All one would ever want/need to know about upgrading an iPod to use flash memory media: [www.iflash.xyz]



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 17, 2020 07:01PM
.....and rocking.....a mullet......???



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: Michael
Date: June 17, 2020 08:54PM
No more. About a year ago we sold a Classic and 3 Shuffle's on eBay. I don't remember what my wife got for them but I do remember being satisfied with them going to new users and out of our drawer. We had shifted to an iPhone 4s for music through our stereo and flash drives in the vehicles. We now are using our new SE's 2020's for all of it now so the 4s will eventually go.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 17, 2020 09:51PM
Just added the following albums to my Vehicular Jukebox Listening Device:
  • Heatwave - Too Hot To Handle
  • Rolling Stones - Some Girls (Deluxe Edition)
  • Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (Deluxe Edition)
Brings me to 15,505 songs on the iPod, the vast majority in glorious Apple Lossless sound.

vision63, if you're listening you'll appreciate this: My mind was blown -- BLOWN! -- recently when I learned that the same Rod Temperton who wrote a number of Michael Jackson's hits from Off The Wall and Thriller....

....was the keyboardist for Heatwave and wrote "Always And Forever."

BLOWN!!!



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2020 09:56PM by N-OS X-tasy!.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 18, 2020 12:47AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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RAMd®d
SD is preferable to CF for this type of upgrade.

Some edification and/or a link would be greatly appreciated.

Generally speaking, SD upgrades provide greater storage capacities using smaller media than CF upgrades.

SD upgrade option offered by our gracious hosts: [eshop.macsales.com]
CF upgrade option offered by our gracious hosts: [eshop.macsales.com]

All one would ever want/need to know about upgrading an iPod to use flash memory media: [www.iflash.xyz]

Neither of the OWC upgrades works for 4th Generation iPods or older as the drive connection changed to a ZIF connector from an EIDE connector.

Until recently the only adapters to install flash memory to a 4th generation or older iPods converted to CompactFlash. Using SD cards required use of an additional adapter with issues of space and an additional connection that could cause problems.

Will have to look further on that flash.xyz site, but the first possible adapter to use SD was out of stock.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 18, 2020 10:07AM
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JoeH
Quote
N-OS X-tasy!
Quote
RAMd®d
SD is preferable to CF for this type of upgrade.

Some edification and/or a link would be greatly appreciated.

Generally speaking, SD upgrades provide greater storage capacities using smaller media than CF upgrades.

SD upgrade option offered by our gracious hosts: [eshop.macsales.com]
CF upgrade option offered by our gracious hosts: [eshop.macsales.com]

All one would ever want/need to know about upgrading an iPod to use flash memory media: [www.iflash.xyz]

Neither of the OWC upgrades works for 4th Generation iPods or older as the drive connection changed to a ZIF connector from an EIDE connector.

Until recently the only adapters to install flash memory to a 4th generation or older iPods converted to CompactFlash. Using SD cards required use of an additional adapter with issues of space and an additional connection that could cause problems.

Will have to look further on that flash.xyz site, but the first possible adapter to use SD was out of stock.

I obtained the upgrade card for my Gen 4 iPod from the flash.xyz site. You are correct — it uses the ZIF connector.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 18, 2020 11:12AM
Basically - the drive cable uses a ZIF connector for Gen 5 and later iPods, Gen 4 and earlier use an EIDE connector.

It looks like they added an adapter to SD Card that goes directly from EIDE to SD Card for 4th Gen iPods - [www.iflash.xyz]. Before that you needed to use this adapter - [www.iflash.xyz] - and one of their other iFlash adapters.

They don't recommend the iFlash-ATA1 for use in 3rd Gen iPods because it will put too much strain on the drive cable. The converter cable approach is recommended instead.

Related to this, who sell good replacement batteries for 4th Gen iPods? OWC stopped selling them a while ago, just sell them for newer iPod models.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: rz
Date: June 18, 2020 12:16PM
I have an original iPod touch, used at work to listen to music... although I haven't been back to the office for over 3 months now. I have an 8GB nano that's my travel iPod. And I just got a 6th gen iPod Touch from a fellow forum member. Haven't decided how/where to use it yet.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 18, 2020 12:38PM
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JoeH
Basically - the drive cable uses a ZIF connector for Gen 5 and later iPods, Gen 4 and earlier use an EIDE connector.

It looks like they added an adapter to SD Card that goes directly from EIDE to SD Card for 4th Gen iPods - [www.iflash.xyz]. Before that you needed to use this adapter - [www.iflash.xyz] - and one of their other iFlash adapters.

They don't recommend the iFlash-ATA1 for use in 3rd Gen iPods because it will put too much strain on the drive cable. The converter cable approach is recommended instead.

Related to this, who sell good replacement batteries for 4th Gen iPods? OWC stopped selling them a while ago, just sell them for newer iPod models.

I'll take your word on the Gen 4 vs Gen 5 issue. I know my iPod has the ZIF connector built-in -- I guess that makes it the Gen 5. I remember I purchased the adapter and ended up not needing it.

I purchased my replacement battery from these folks: [www.ipodbatterydepot.com]



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 18, 2020 12:54PM
5th Gen has a larger screen, no socket for a remote next to the headphone jack, and can only use Firewire for charging. Drives were 30, 60 and 80 GB in size. Does that sound like yours?
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 18, 2020 01:07PM
N-OS and JoeH, thank you for all the additional info.

I'll consider doing the SD upgrade for my Classic.

I've got several iPods, including the one with the four LED buttons on the front, that I'd like to get working.

There's still a FW iMac (G5) and a FW mini I can use to charge them.




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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 18, 2020 03:38PM
4 buttons - 3rd Generation iPod
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 18, 2020 03:57PM
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JoeH
5th Gen has a larger screen, no socket for a remote next to the headphone jack, and can only use Firewire for charging. Drives were 30, 60 and 80 GB in size. Does that sound like yours?

No. Mine uses the old 40-pin connector with USB at the other end.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 18, 2020 07:47PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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JoeH
5th Gen has a larger screen, no socket for a remote next to the headphone jack, and can only use Firewire for charging. Drives were 30, 60 and 80 GB in size. Does that sound like yours?

No. Mine uses the old 40-pin connector with USB at the other end.

Does it look like this - [en.wikipedia.org]

or this - [en.wikipedia.org]

All of the iPods in the "Classic" design used the same 30-pin dock connector. Starting with the 3rd Gen USB could be used for transferring data, not charging, and Firewire was used for charging and data. With the 4th Gen USB or Firewire could be used for both, and both cables were included in the box for those going to use it with a PC. With the 5th Gen iPod and all later ones, Firewire could only be used for charging, and as I recall the Firewire cable was not included.

If you do not have a little rectangular port right next to the headphone jack for a remote control, then it is a 5th generation iPod.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 18, 2020 08:16PM
......anyone.....iPod.....sock......???



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 18, 2020 10:37PM
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JoeH
Does it look like this - [en.wikipedia.org]

or this - [en.wikipedia.org]

The first.

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JoeH
If you do not have a little rectangular port right next to the headphone jack for a remote control, then it is a 5th generation iPod.

Yes, I agreed with you above that it is Gen 5:

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N-OS X-tasy!
I'll take your word on the Gen 4 vs Gen 5 issue. I know my iPod has the ZIF connector built-in -- I guess that makes it the Gen 5. I remember I purchased the adapter and ended up not needing it.



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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 19, 2020 01:52AM
My error, I misread what you wrote.
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Re: Who here is still rocking an iPod?
Posted by: decay
Date: June 19, 2020 08:22AM
Anyone e-cycling or ditching their old ones, I am trying to keep some alive, if you want to send them my way. I'll pay postage plus whatever you think is fair for them.



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