September 19, 2020

Gadget story of student age #2 - iPod and music players


Warning : This article is a tranlation of this article.

Maybe it was autumn of high school days, I bought a 3rd generation iPod which had 4 buttons and touch wheel, a photo above. It's still displayed on shelf in study room of my home.

At that days, it was so hard to buy iPod which's so trendy in a local town in Niigata prefecture.

Okay, let's talk about music players today.

Music players before iPod

Though it's not so clear to remember, I started listening to music for my interests when I was around 12 years old. I got a CD player as a present for christmas when I was 6th grade of elementaly school (it's age 12.), so I guess I started listening to music at that days. I had a portable cassette tape player when I was a junior high student, and after I entered high school, I used a portable MD player as well. After I entered high school, I started working as a part time job and I got some money which's free to use by myself, I used to use a walkman working with memory stick, by Sony for a while.

Especially when I was a high school student, I rode SHINKANSEN from Niigata to Tokyo once a month at least (It takes about 2 and half hours one way) , so portable music player was pretty important stuff for me.

After bought my very first iPod...

After I bought a first iPod, I didn't use other portable music players. After the first iPod, I bought a 1st generation iPod nano, after that I bought iPod shuffle though, I didn't buy any other portable music players.

Especially I had no way to buy music on iTunes Music Store except CDs after the iTunes Music Store was launched in Japan, so I was unable to use walkman for instance.

And after I bought iPhone 3G, I didn't have any oppotunities to carry iPod. Several years ago, once I used to use Spotify for months though, after all I started using Apple Music after it was launched.

After I started using Apple Watch then, I use Apple Watch to listen to music outside. oops, I got an idea. I hope to talk about earphones and headphones here someday.

However when I got into being intrested in earphones and headphones is not days of a student.

Anyway, I'll try write about those someday.

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Born in Niigata pref, Japan, on April 17th, 1984. Living in Tokyo. Currently working at a company called "Atotok Inc" as a creative director.

I'm the one who creates Anonyz whimsically. Pink and red hair is identify of mine whose family name is "Sato" that is very common in Japan, like Steve in the U.S.

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