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Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Ultimate Hand Held Device

iPod is a class of portable digital audio players designed and marketed by Apple Computer. There are different models of the iPod, but the upper ends are those that come with a hard drive. There is one with a 20GB hard drive and another one with a 60GB hard drive. The 20GB model stores about 5,000 songs, while the 60GB, about 15,000 songs. Recently these models have been upgraded to also store photos. The 60GB model can store 25,000 photos.

Is it me or what? I don’t get it. Maybe people who own an iPod can answer these questions. Do you really intend to store 15,000 songs on your iPod? How long will it take to compile this many number of songs? Has anyone really taken the time to store 25,000 photos on their iPod? When you store photos, what do you do with them? With songs, at least you can listen to them all day. But with photos, do you plan to look at them all day too?

I think the iPod is but a fad or more appropriately a status symbol among the well-to-do. It's main function as an MP3 player will be shortlived. One could enjoy hours of listening to it, but I bet you, after a few weeks of listening to the same collection of songs, you’ld want throw up.

The other problem I have with an iPod or similar device is that it’s an extra thing you carry with you. If you already have a cell phone with you, carrying another small device, no matter how small makes it one too many.

Dapat pagsamasamahin na lang nila lahat ng small hand-held devices into one. Oo nga meron na ngayon cell phone with MP3 playback capability, but I think that is not enough. Ang gusto ko gumawa sila ng hand-held device that integrates at least the following everyday-used devices :

Cell phone/video phone

MP3 Player

Digital camera

AM/FM Radio

Sound recorder/player

USB file transfer device for your PC

Walkie-talkie (nice to have, but can be optional)

TV and Video player – a bigger screen will allow one to watch TV programs or play movies. Another optional feature. Baka maging masyadong mahal, kasi lalagyan pa ng TV tuner. But if the device already has a color screen, I can’t see why it can’t easily be used to play video clips or movies. Using ordinary RCA cables you can then connect it to a regular TV or computer to watch video.

Universal remote control for your TV/DVD/VCR/Stereo. Pwede na rin optional. Naisip ko lang kasi parating nagtatago ang remote namin.


I’m sure integrating the above devices into one is very possible. I even think it’s quite easy. It’ll be like a Swiss army knife for cell phones. Ano kayang itatawag? Swiss-Army phone? No, I have a better suggestion. Perhaps "MMP" as in Multi-Media Phone (hindi metro manila police). Or simply “The Phone” (because it will be the ultimate phone of all phones).

16 Comments:

  • i agree with you, kaya nga hindi na ako bumili nyang iPod na yan eh...

    about the universal remote control... available na yan sa series 60 na phone with blue tooth... may install ka lang na application.

    yun lang

    By Blogger kukote, at 2:48 PM, August 25, 2005  

  • Gusto ko nga sana bumili ng bagong mobile ngayon, yung 3G phones ng vodafone. kaya lang may mga hinahanap akong features na wala sa mga available handsets. Kaya sabi ko saka na lang kasi baka may mas magandang model pa na lumabas.

    By Blogger aucklandbabe, at 3:17 PM, August 25, 2005  

  • i have a 4th gen 20gb ipod... user friendly at madaling mag-navigate sa menu ng ipod compared to other mp3 players... hundreds of cd compilation ang maii-store mong songs so imagine di mo na kelangang magdala ng ibat-ibang cd araw-araw... cool din ung podcasting... u can also use your ipod as a storage device dahil nga hard disk din sya... ang downside lang na nakikita ko eh ung battery life nya...

    agree ako sa yo na oks sana kung merong handheld device na andun na lahat...

    By Anonymous jon, at 3:21 PM, August 25, 2005  

  • Nakakatuwang isipin noon, ang dream ko lang sana may cellphone na pwedeng pang tawag at pang send ng message..yun bang phone and pager combined. Ngayon kakagulat kasi sa galing ng technology, dami na features pwede integrate. Sa umpisa lang parang naks galing meron ako nito and then you put it aside after a while. Sawa na eh or looking for better or upgraded models.

    Tama na yung makinig ng radyo sa loob ng dyip habang travelling hehehe. Masakit din ata yung laging may nakapasak na earphone sa tenga!

    By Blogger Bluegreen, at 3:33 PM, August 25, 2005  

  • Hi KU,

    actually halos lahat ng sinabi mo ay nasa mga high-end na PDA phone na or it is sometime addressed as SmartPhones, aside from the fact that it can do internet browsing via Wifi or GPRS, ang wala pa lang yata ay yung TV tunner, but they can play video & games (multi-payer pa oh laban ka?)

    pero yung walking talkie function is already present in some Nokia models.

    yeah nakakabilib ang tech ngayon..kaya ayaw kong bumili lagi eh..kasi ambilis ma luma!

    ito ang fav. shopping sites ko
    www.jr.com at saka www.walmart.com aside from eBAY ofcourse!

    By Blogger neodelphi.net, at 3:41 PM, August 25, 2005  

  • mas ok pa nga yung 512MB Scandisk maY mp3 player na may voice recoder pa at flash memory at half the price ng ipod.
    Gandang idea mong mala swiss army knife na portable device. May naisip nga ako eh (libre namang mangarap diba hehe), bukod sa may mp3 player, video player, sound recoder, GPS, portable pc na may internet access, satellite broadcast reciever,printer, scanner,copier, TV/radio, playstation, gameboy, thermometer, spoon & fork, ballpen etc etc kaya lang sa dami ng nakalagay na devices wala nang room para sa telephone nyahahaha

    By Blogger KaDyo, at 12:02 AM, August 26, 2005  

  • OK ang idea mo KU. One for all and all for one. Kaso hindi yata bagay sa mga katulad kong bata pa, isip bata pala, dahil hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa nga matutunan sagutin yung incoming call habang may kausap na ako. baka kasing kapal ng encyclopedia ang user guide book nyan eh nasa page 3 pa lang ako nitong cell phone guide ko.

    By Blogger cabosan, at 3:26 AM, August 26, 2005  

  • maganda yung all in one nga po mas maige yun pero masyadong haytek pero mahal panigurado kauro..pero maganda talaga mga magkano kaya ang all in one?

    By Blogger J, at 7:33 AM, August 26, 2005  

  • marhgil,
    ano ba ung series 60 na phone? sorry ha, hindi pa yata nakakarating dito sa NZ yun e.

    aucklandbabe,
    yung murang phone na lang muna ang bilhin mo. later na lang mag-upgrade kapag mura na ang mga 3G phones.


    jon,
    isang iPod user ka pala. so how long ago have you had your iPod? ginagamit mo ba everyday? or after a while napagsawaan mo na rin? i have a feeling kasi na madali siyang mapagsawaan. am i correct?


    bluegreen,
    you have a point na di ko naisip. masakit nga naman sa tenga kung parating me nakapasak na earphone.


    neo,
    i'm pretty sure nga na may mga devices na katulad ng binanggit mo meron na halos lahat ng features na nilista ko. ang hindi ko lang kasi maintindihan kung bakit hindi pa ito ginagawa in most mobile phones.

    for example integrating an mp3 player to a mobile phone should be easy. ang kailangan lang naman ng mp3 player, memory card, earphone at software. lahat naman ito nasa cellphone na.


    kadyo,
    langya, e buong opisina na ang nilagay mo e!


    jun,
    pareho tayo. ako rin tamad magbasa ng manuals at di rin ako marunong sumagot ng incoming calls habang may kausap na. sa yo ko nga lang nalaman na pwede pala yon.


    j,
    definitely mas mahal. pero mas mahal din naman kung bibili ka ng mp3 player, cell phone, digital camera, am/fm radio separately. so kung ipagsasama-sama na lahat ito, i'm sure naman mas mura na.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:39 AM, August 26, 2005  

  • ku, i have it for over a year... halos araw ko sya nagagamit papasok at pauwi sa work... last month apple implemented podcasting in their i-tunes software... podcasting is a method of publishing audio broadcasts via the internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed of new files (usually MP3s)... automatic ang download nya so updated lagi ang mga podcasts ng ipod ko...

    depende sa tao kung mapapagsawaan agad... "one man's meat may be another man's poison" as the cliche goes...

    By Anonymous jon, at 1:20 PM, August 26, 2005  

  • Mayroon akong nakita na item - digicamcorder, digi still camera, digi voice recorder, mp3 palyer, video camera, SD/MMC card reader - all in one. A vere small item - wallet size - Shaira (Singapore) ata ang tatak, mayroon din "mustek". About 10-15T pesos.

    I was planning to buy a digital video camera, kaya lang mahal, so when I saw this, I am considering of buying this instead. What do you think?

    Mayroon ba diyan?

    By Anonymous Bogs, at 2:03 PM, August 26, 2005  

  • Hi KU,

    Ipod? Okay sakin yun kung may pambili ako. Pag wala... Okay din.=) Pwede ko na pagtyagaan yung walkman ko tsaka yung flash drive ko na 128MB.

    Musta po!
    -Jack

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:46 PM, August 26, 2005  

  • jon,
    sabagay nga depende siguro sa tao. kaya ko kasi natanong kasi meron akong mumurahing mp3 player na 512mb also has FM radio. i can put around 250 songs (if WMA format). One week ko lang ginamit, then nagsawa na akong pinakikinggan yung mga songs na naka-store. so ngayon, i just use the FM radio.

    bogs,
    wala pa yata dito niyan. mas advance pa kasi diyan sa atin kesa dito sa nz.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 2:46 PM, August 26, 2005  

  • yup...ganon nga yan. i think it's just another marketing strategy. useful nga sya kung talagang mahilig kang makinig pero magsasawa ka rin sa paulit ulit na kanta. they always come up with something to sell, it's just another fad. tingnan mo, may lalabas ulit na mas magandang device jan o...hehe

    By Blogger Debbie, at 3:19 PM, August 27, 2005  

  • i use my ipod to listen not just to songs but to audiobooks also...like now am trying to learn basic french.pero lahat naman ata ng bagay at one point nakakasawa.meron na kuya uro lahat ng nabanggit mo sa isang phone na ila launch ng nokia. and meron na na brand from japan na existing phone na ganun, i forgot the brandname kasi di naman ako interesado bumili. sana lang me makaisip na i integrate din sa phone ang key finder ...kasi laging nagtatago susi ko.musta ke ate and fides...

    By Anonymous red, at 8:03 PM, August 27, 2005  

  • Hehe..parang the ONE sa Matrix. Di ko rin alam kung weird ako or what pero ako na lang yata ang walang iPod. I guess, there are more important things that I could spend $200 on that that. Parang cellphone din nga yan. Sadly, most people (lalo na sa Pinas ngayon) would rather spend tons of money on the latest cellphone that saving for a house or a car which is more important.

    By Anonymous Patrice, at 12:41 AM, August 28, 2005  

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