I sadly mourn the passing away of my Sony Minidisc player, a problem with the laser mechnism has now stopped it recording properly, so it is pratically useless now. Sony want over Â£100 to repair it, however I know that it’ll fail again in another two years, and you can get a second hand one off eBay for Â£40.
So this has led me ever further down the road towards an iPod, however, the super small size and weight of a minidisc player, not to mention it’s impressive battery life of over one hundered hours (with the battery pack) is incredibly alluring. Getting a decent new minidisc player/recorder now is not too costly, around Â£100 for a new top of the range Sony HI-MD. But as they say, once bitten, twice shy, or in the words of George Bush:
Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice… you ain’t gonna fool me again.
I will not be buying another Sony portable device for some time. So, a 30GB iPod Photo is is. Now, to get the money…