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Refurbished 4th generation iPod Touch on bargain sale
Posted By Chris Meadows On November 8, 2012 @ 9:15 pm In Apple,Chris Meadows,ereaders,ipod | 2 Comments
If you’re looking for a handily pocketable e-reader and wouldn’t feel dirty giving money to Apple, CNet points out  that Apple is running a pretty good deal  on refurbished 4th-generation (the model from two years ago) iPod Touch units. The 8 GB version is available for $129 shipped (it costs $199 new), the 32 GB version is $179 ($229 new), and the 64 GB version is $229 (not available new).
While these aren’t the latest model, with the 16:9 screen, Lightning connector, and better rear-facing camera, they do have Retina-resolution screens, FaceTime cameras, and modern operating systems. I don’t mind saying, I find that 64 GB version strongly tempting—I lose more apps from my 1st-gen iPod Touch to lack of backward compatibility every time it crashes and I have to restore it. If you don’t mind the screen’s physical size being teeny tiny, the resolution of the text will compare quite favorably to e-ink. It’s a lot more easily pocketable than a Kindle, and add on a pay-as-you-go MiFi  and you’re most of the way to an iPhone  without the subscription fees.
Apple’s behavior might be more than a little reprehensible these days, and its user lock-in is annoying, but I can’t deny it makes some gorgeous hardware that’s very useful for e-reading. This one’s definitely going on my Christmas wish list…though I don’t expect them to last all the way through the holiday season.
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 CNet points out: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-57546865-58/get-a-4th-gen-ipod-touch-8gb-for-$129/
 running a pretty good deal: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipod/ipod_touch
 pay-as-you-go MiFi: http://www.teleread.com/net-related-tooks-from-search-engines-to-blogware/review-truconnect-prepaid-3g-mifi-3300/
 most of the way to an iPhone: http://www.teleread.com/ebooks/ipod-touch-4-is-not-quite-an-iphone-but-close/
 : http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/now-e-textbooks-can-report-back-on-students-reading-habits/40928?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
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