Yay! I have started a relationship with a new player. Meet my new Sony Walkman. It has 8 G of memory. The 4 G players were 99 dollars and the pink ones with 8 G were on sale for 129 so for 30 dollars I got twice the memory. It is small and thin and very light. I bought a skin for it so hopefully it'll stay protected. I can't bookmark where I leave off in recorded books but if I just turn it off, it comes on where I left off so I'll get used to that.
It's a flash drive and not a hard drive so it can take a little more of a beating than the hard drive players that have so recently failed me. The media manager that comes with it sucks big time. Creative is all over Sony in that respect. I am stuck with Windows Media Player (which is so-so) or someting called Media Monkey that PK recommends and has just downloaded onto my computer. Either way, my brain feels overloaded right now. I have managed to download a few of my books (thank goodness I save them on the computer first) but I think I'll put off finding my favorite music for another day. I can only take so much technology in one day.
I've had good luck with all of the various Sony walkmen (walkmans? walkwomen?) over the years. I am looking forward to a long and healthy relationship with this one. But now, it's time to turn off the computer and pick up the knitting. I have a few hours of my day off left and I want to enjoy them peacefully listening to a new book and working on the socks.

Comments

Bezzie said…
Oh man, I remember having a tape cassette Sony Walkman. Ah those were the days!

I'm sure your new relationship will just take a bit of getting used to before you love it :-)
Sheepish Annie said…
Oh, now that is cool! I'm still using my ipod mini which is sort of ancient technology these days. But it meant that I could go back to using Itunes and that is the media player for me, let me tellya! I used the Windows Player for a long time and never really loved it.

But it might just be worth it to have a cool new mp3 player...
Jeanne said…
Very nice! I hope this one works better than the Creative. Your last post made me laugh - I've been on the train with people that start singing to their mp3 players...and I always think its funny...
Galad said…
I love my Ipod though don't do the books, just music. Hope you have many hours of happy knitting together.
teabird said…
Use it in good health!

I've taken to using RealPlayer to manage what I put on or take off my mp3 player. It has the best (forgive me, I hate this word) interface.
Roxie said…
Have much fun with the new toy!
Amy Lane said…
Ah--may the two of you have many happy hours of knitting and reading together:-)

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