One perfect circle hovering below that perfect square, with a tight-small package and curved lines. It sits there on my desk, so utterly sexy that I simply must play with it. But when trying to get it to give me what I want, I become inexorably frustrated. The design is so sleek, but the interface so kooky and illogical. It seems as if the emphasis on being sexy eclipsed the need to fix some fundamental flaws.
I cannot turn the volume down. When I do I get unexpected results–sometimes the volume actually goes up. I am merely supposed to slide my thumb from the right, across the top, over to the left. I move forward a song, pause the song, then move back a song. I do it over and over. Right-slide-left. Right-slide-left. I’ve lost my place in the song, and feel like I should have gotten unlimited Mario lives in god mode. There is no “off” switch on the iPod, but if I ignore it long enough, it goes off on me.