Sony MDR-EX51LP Fontopia Headphones

Sony MDR-EX51LP Fontopia Headphones, Black/SilverI bought a set of these Sony MDR-EX51LP Fontopia Headphones on eBay and they came yesterday. They are definitely worth the price for the quality that you receive. I think I paid less than $30 after shipping costs are included. They fit great in the ears and have two additional sizes of attachments if your ears are larger or smaller than average. When you put them in, you can barely hear anything around you and that’s even before you start up music.

I used them at the gym last night with my iPod nano and was impressed. The sound quality is good and you don’t have to pump up the volume to block out the surrounding noise. I’d definitely recommend them.

Video on the iPod Will Flop

I just don’t get Apple’s newest iPod release. Do they really think that many people are going to want to watch video on a 2.5 inch screen? The other aspects of the new iPod are great, but I don’t understand the ability to watch video.

How many times can you watch the same music videos? Do you really want to watch music videos on that tiny screen? I know I don’t. $1.99 for music videos you can watch online for free?

Apple’s other addition is the ability to download TV shows. But again, you get to watch them on a 2.5 inch screen. Better yet, you pay $1.99 per episode when you can watch them on your home TV for free. Right now they have a few ABC shows available for download. Guess what, I get these included with my cable bill and I can watch them on my 50 inch TV in HD quality. I can even record the shows with my DVR and watch them again and again. No need to pay $1.99 or watch it on a screen I hold in my hand.

Is anyone excited about the video feature of the new iPod? Raise your hand if you are (actually leave a comment).

I think one of the main reasons portable mp3 players have been such a big thing is because you can do other things while listening to your music. Simply put the mp3 player in your pocket or on an arm band and you can go for a run, mow the lawn, or clean your house. You can connect an mp3 player to your car stereo and listen to anything you want while driving down to work or on a trip. What can you do while watching video on a 2.5 inch screen besides squint to see it? Which company will be the first to release a GameBoy type magnifier for the video iPod?

The iPod nano release was brilliant, but you really have to wonder who thought this latest iPod was a good idea.

I Hate Seagulls

Songs from the Crystal CaveI’m also starting to feel the same way about Steven Seagal. I’ve been a long time fan of Seagal. It all started when I watched Under Siege with my Dad as a kid. After that I saw every Seagal movie that came out. But over the past 5 years or so (since Under Siege 2: Dark Territory), the only decent movie he’s been a part of was Exit Wounds.

Now I find out that Seagal is putting out a CD? I can only imagine what it sounds like. Wake up and smell the coffee Steve, your career was over years ago.