Unobtrusive Audio v2.0

My original post “Lightweight, unobtrusive audio.” details my first ipod-only audio setup. This one has been a long time coming, because version two has been in effect for quite a while now. When pod one died I went soundless for a few months, until my favorite brother in law gave me his 6th gen nano which he said he didn’t use. Perfect, I thought, it’s smaller, lighter, and easier to try to mount somewhere than the old one. So I set about figuring how and where to mount it and here are the results! Like I’ve mentioned, I have an hour commute, and I did this setup when I started the longer commute, and it works great. Here are the pros and cons of the old setup vs. the new.

v1.0 (30gb ipod color)
pro: ran rockbox, so very customizable, i.e. large easy-to-see-quickly-while-driving text; space for tons of music
con: no good place to mount it so it just bounced around in my console; rockbox was a little glitchy at times

v2.0 (6gb ipod nano)
pro: securely mounted in easy-to-see location with nifty self-designed aluminum mount; super lightweight
con: can only start, stop, and volume control with gloves on; text pretty small and nothing is very customizable, but the text issue isn’t much of one since it’s mounted in an easy to see place; less drive space, but it’s an ok trade off for its size

4 Responses to “Unobtrusive Audio v2.0”

  1. Michael says:

    Impressive!!! Well done.

  2. Drivesa5 Drivesa5 says:

    Thanks! Simple and effective.

  3. wxroz says:

    Wow, looks like you’re listening to a super awesome cool band!

  4. Drivesa5 Drivesa5 says:

    I highly recommend them. 🙂

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