Posts filed under “Technology”

The Weirdest Product Endorsement Ever

Tide_to_go I’m a slob (No kidding?)

It should come as no surprise that I often stain my shirts (I’m careful to move the tie out of the way).

P&G has this stick: Tide to Go. Its not a pre-soak — its an "instant stain remover."

I can’t vouch that the thing doesn’t cause cancer, but it sure as hell works.

I used to carry around these portable little "Shout!" wet-nap like things, but the Tide stick is now in my briefcase, and in my desk drawer.

If you are, like me, a sloppy eater, than you must spend  $4 (or $18 for a six pack) and get one of these.

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No, I don’t get paid a cent for this. But if you click on this link to order it from Amazon, I get 18 cents (So I got THAT going for me, which is nice).

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology

Blade Runner: The Final Cut at the Ziegfeld

Category: Digital Media, Film, Technology

Intraday Reversal

Category: Energy, Markets, Psychology, Technology

The US Dollar/iPod Index

Category: Currency, Inflation, Technology

Screwed Inconvenienced By Best Buy!

Category: Retail, Technology, Television

Money Tech

Category: Finance, Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Vista

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Quote of the Day: iPhone

Category: Digital Media, Technology

iPod Update

Between the office move and the markets lately, I didn’t get a chance to address the new iPods/iPhone. Let’s do that now.

Back in January,
I noted why I did not think the iPhone would cannibalize the iPod:  Apple would migrate the touchscreen downstream to the smaller
and non iPhone "pods." Nine months ago, I noted it was only a matter of time before Apple would bring out a touchscreen (non-phone) iPod.

Well, that came to pass.

As to the rest, I got some of the new products, prices and capacities right. I got some aspects wrong. Back in January, I estimated what Apple’s products and price points might look like.

Here is a comparison with those forecast and the actual products:

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  Product Pricepoint Actual Product Actual Pricepoint
Apple iPhone
10/5 GB
$499/439 16 GB $399
iPod touchscreen*
100/60 GB
  $379/329 iPod touch
16/8 GB
  $399/299
iPod "Classic"
80/30 GB
$279/229 iPod Classic
160/80 GB
$349/249
  iPod Nano
10/5 GB
$199/139   iPod Video Nano
8/4 GB
$199/149
Shuffle 1 GB $59 Shuffle 1 GB $79

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First, it turns out that my estimates of 12-18 months was off — it only took nine months. Second, I wildly under-estimated the capacity of the classic iPods. Third, I wildly over-estimated the capacity of all the flash based iPods and iPhones.

But I did get many of the products, names and pricing pretty darned close. 

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The WSJ has an interesting history of all the iPods, and Apple’s stock price:
click for larger graphic

Infoipodchart0709

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BTW, if you want to have a laugh, go to Amazon and search for the the existing iPods — an 80 Gig iPod is $349 . . .

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UPDATE:  September 6, 2007 7:32pm
To Amazon’s credit, any search for iPod also includes this result: New iPods

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Infoipodcompare0709

Category: Digital Media, Music, Technology, Video

Overcompression

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Music, Technology