My iPod shuffle has been rebooting in the middle of songs and failing to turn on, even though it has enough stored engery in the battery. I’m a little disappointed to encounter problems of this severity after barely a year of use.

Since I now find myself a little flushed with loot, I decided to get all consumer-y and get an iPod Nano. The Nano is 2 or three times heavier than the shuffle and has a small LCD on it. It’s interesting, but I still don’t like that much computer in what is to me a new-fangled walkman.

Still, the nano seems like an interesting device. I suspect I’ll use the notes feature (one of the many PDA functions available) a lot. On my palm pilot, I used this feature when traveling to keep my all the metadata of my travel plans in one place.