Recent CD acquisitions (at the usual CD Shop): Zero 7’s When It Falls (nice ambience, sounds a bit like Air though); Blue Bar Vol 2 (hip chillout lounge – my only big splurge); The Very Best of Christmas Favorites (heart-warming renditions by various artistes – I particularly like Diana Krall’s take on Jingle Bells); WOW Christmas (by various famous Christian artistes); Depeche Mode remixes 81-04; High Society compilation We Got The Soul (I really dig this Motown groove, baby).
Recent Apple acquisitions: For myself, a Belkin Cassette Adapter. I’ve been looking for one for ages and finally my Apple Store had it in stock. I tried it out in my car (which loads cassettes in sideways) and after a few re-tries, it worked! Marvellous piece of equipment, and much clearer than the FM Transmitters I’ve used. No batteries required with the cassette adapter – and no mixed signals from nearby radio stations.
For mother, we decided to get a ‘little’ something from the Apple Store, if you know what I mean. It was selling like hotcakes. I also counted 60-70 boxes of iMacs and other systems lined up for delivery. Business is roaring! However I don’t like the new iMac after viewing it in person. It’s thick – and certainly it’s designed by the iPod team because it looks like a first(?) generation iPod, encased in transparent plastic over the white. Granted, the whole CPU is inside. But somehow it looks better in pictures.
Later on (when we’ve finished moving house) I plan to get iSight so I can scan our books using Delicious Library, mentioned in a previous post.