I came home one day and my brother shows me his new iPod nano. I was totally focused on doing dailies or something and didn’t pay much attention. The next day I was like, “wait Corey how did you get that?” He said, “There’s a defect in the battery and it explodes. Apple is switching them out for free.” I was like what? Then he remembers, “Don’t you have a iPod nano first generation?” I was like, “I do.”
Searched thru my bag and pulled it out. My first iPod ever with a black face and silver back. My only iPod, unless you count an iPhone. It was the first flash drive nano with a color LCD screen. I remember it being small. I remembered what I engraved it with, which is too embarrassing to tell. I charged it up for the first time in years. I knew I had to back it up but was no longer sure what was inside.
I recovered some old work stuff, I looked at all the songs (there were a ton of them), then I discovered some pictures.
The pictures were from my first trip to California back in June 2006. It was first trip ever to Disneyland and I put those pictures there so I would be encouraged to go again. We did. 2 more times after that.
The nano was so innovative when it came out. I remember browsing the web in my friends Chemistry lab at UH Manoa. I remember telling my friend Jhonsen about the nano. Minutes later I applied for the credit card thru Apple. I got approved. I ordered it.
Jhonsen was like, “What? You ordered it? You got approved for your first credit card.” I was like, “Yeah.”
I remember when it came in the mail and how neat the packaging was and how it came with earbuds. I was so happy. It became my study companion during college, my public transportation commute companion when I worked 2 jobs and traveled 4 hours a day, the fricken Nano moved out of my mom’s house with me. I got married and brought it with me to my honey moon. Didn’t have much time to use it though, “cough!”
Then sometime after that, I kept it tucked away in my bag or somewhere near my desktop. It collected dusk. Right before I moved out of my apartment this past year, I remember dusting it off and removing the case. I tucked it in my computer bag and sat in there until about a week ago.
That’s when the memories flooded in…
Thank you Apple you really do care,
BTW there are no 4 GB iPod nano’s anymore. I got a capacity upgrade for free. The one pictured above is 8 GB.
I also geeked out and ordered a Lunatik Lynk watch band. These are 50% off from what they used to be priced. Go check it out.