I have had a long relationship with the iPod families. I've gone through every version of the shuffle. My v1.0 shuffle died after going on one too many long runs in the summer months .. who-da-thunk that small electronics wouldn't like sweat? Shuffle v2.0 .. while it lasted longer after suffering through many long runs ... ultimately met its fate one cold arctic day while out on a run .. yet again, who-da-thunk that condensation from being inside a pocket and then freezing would cause it to die. Sure not me! And then there is v3.0 who didn't even make it to the 6 month mark ... yet again, I know I should have learned my lesson the last time ... the shuffle doesn't like condensation or freezing. So here we move on to the new Shuffle v4.0. I am very tempted to find out how well it will survive in arctic conditions as well ... hmmm... maybe a little experiment needs to happen up here...
So .. Apple, if you are reading this.. can you make a shuffle that: a) won't fry due to sweat / water / condensation b) won't die cause it got frozen from being out in the Arctic environment
And I guess while we are at it ... can you also Arctic-ify the iPod too? The battery doesn't hold up too well up here.
After spending six years living and teaching in the Canadian Arctic (Nunavut and Yukon), I returned to the Maritimes to work at my Alma Mater, The University of New Brunswick, as the Media Lab Supervisor with the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning. At the Media Lab I help faculty and students learn how to use instructional and media technology in their classes and projects.