The Ease of Laundering Pocketable Technology, part 2

What the sliz? It still works!

laundered iPod nano still woks!

With the poor contrast in this image, it’s hard to tell, but as far as I can tell, but after two days of letting this laundered iPod nano sit unactivated, it’s totally functional: touchscreen responds normally, battery charges, sound output through headphones sounds fine… wow.

Is this device sealed up really good or was it because the iPod went through an efficiency washed with a full load (and therefore didn’t get totally soaked through)? Or both? Whatever the case, looks like I may still be able to recommerce this one!

( And in case you’re wondering what’s on the iPod screen, it’s one of the recent Story of Stuff podcasts. )

The Ease of Laundering Pocketable Technology

This week, my iPod nano went through a colors cycle in a washing machine, forcing me to update my iProduct Consumption chart: nearly 1.5 decades of Apple devices. In case you’re curious, the 4th-gen iPod shuffle worked fine after it made it out of the laundry and dried; I’m waiting to see what happens with this 7th-gen one.


And no, I don’t have tons of disposable income. My major expenditures on consumables fall into the categories of food, books and tech Continue reading

Currently Playing: Monument Valley

Oh cram this game is amazing. With a wonderfully stylistic visual feel that cleverly incorporates optical illusions along with the sort of problem solving that reminds me of Quell, Edge and Fez, Monument Valley is delightfully engrossing. And the soundtrack is atmospheric, immersive and calming.

Appealing to my predilection for cute, geometric, colorful, quirky, mind-bending minimalism, this is one of the most enthralling, gorgeous games I’ve played in a while.