See a gallery of a dozen photos of the iPod Touch in action at my Oddity 59 album. As I had to hold the camera, balance the iPod in its tiny plastic stand and operate the controls please excuse the slightly odd angles.
Today I discovered that the iPod sits nicely in my Universal Dock, which means I can plug in speakers, charge the device and control it with an Apple Remote. Handy.
I’ve been wearing glasses for the last 40-odd years, to correct my near-sightedness. To read a regular computer screen without them I’d have to be about 4 inches away. That makes it pretty well impossible to work on a computer without my glasses. Computers being what they are, I have to sit up anyway to use the laptop.
With the iPod Touch I can lie in bed, without glasses — on my back or on one side — and check email, surf the web, read newsfeeds and tweets or check my calendar.
I love that with most applications I can hold the iPod any way up and the content on the screen flips accordingly. This doesn’t always work so well when I’m lying on one side — I guess my ‘horizontal’ isn’t quite the same angle as expected.
Zooming in and out of web pages works well. I can often select links or buttons on a page such as Gmail even when zoomed out, but zooming in can enhance accuracy.
I have an ongoing problem after reading a message in Gmail and then deleting it, as it tends to return me to an apparently blank screen. Initially this had me a bit flummoxed, until I realised it was just returning me to the blank area at the bottom of the page. Now I know to tap the menu bar to shortcut back to the top of the page.