I know it’s a flimsy excuse for a site and probably no basis in reality – but it’s out there: the iPod Death Clock. I found it via a tech webiste called CrunchGear.
Though I’ve had my Nano for over two years (and still lovin’ it), it seems it would only have about 204 more days to go before it hits the expiration date.
I always knew there is some kind of shelf life for these things, but kind of amazed (if it is true) that three years is what is expected for it’s longevity.
Granted one can have a longer existence for it – and the calculations are based on how often you use it and how many times you may have dropped it (too many to count!). There is a placeholder for ‘where you normally use it’ which kind of – and kind of not – makes sense. I assume using it during extreme sports could harm it more often than when you use it sitting and doing nothing. But on the bus? Are the chances that it gets dropped and stepped on greater? Or getting stolen? There are no explanations.
But I do use mine on planes, trains and automobiles…..as well as when I’m in the kitchen cooking (hooked up through the Bose radio), when I bike, cut the lawn and shovel the drive. And even sometimes in the office. It was a great little purchase that I don’t regret – even if the new video Nano’s are $100 cheaper for the same storage. ….but that gives me something to look forward to in 200 days or so.
I think the most disconcerting thing about this site was the need to find the serial number on the back of the iPod. Even with bifocals, I had a very very difficult time distinguishing an S from a 5.
Forget the iPod Death Clock – what about the Blobby Death Clock. I’m gettin’ old!
song by: The Village People