Whistle While You Work
Several months ago I began a thread about listening to tunes during my workday. I had just bought a worksite radio to which I could plug in my digital audio player. But the D.A.P. needs to be small enough to fit in a closed tray on top of the radio while playing in AUX mode. Long story short…I did not have an adequate DAP nor the dough to bake one up.
Fast Forward to this month…I now have (had) the $s for said device & it’s in my hot little hands ready to play tunes for listening during work. I’ll report on the successes first & reveal the challenges as I get to them.
In the original thread I was looking for an mp3 player, specifically an iTouch 5th (or 6th) gen. ipod.
While also inquiring about various other digital players. Due to a recent turn of events I ended up needing to buy a new cellphone, considered a refurbished 5th generation iPhone (or later). Inevitably I went the other direction and bought a refurbished iPhone 4s Model #A1387. That’s right!
Good news is it’s working exactly as I anticipated it might, as Goldilocks would say, "Not too hot, not too cold
but just right. At least in my case. Here’s the lowdown. I only just got it slightly over 24 hrs. ago so
I’m still setting things up. But it’s very easy to get my tunes (mp3s) on the 4S. For now it’s just using
iTunes for transferring my collection from a PC tablet to the phone and setting up a playlist on the iPhone’s default offline media player. So far I’ve only moved one folder & listened to the 17 tunes in that folder but everything is working beautifully. I’m thrilled to finally be able to do this.
Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions about the pros & cons; even though it looks like I ignored your sound, sage advice. I didn’t; I appreciate every bit & hope to pick your techie brains even more as I work to refine my D.A.P. worksite possibilities. This is just the beginning. I still need to look for an alternative to the default player on the 4S. Something else might give me a better way to playback my mp3s. On my PC the media player is a Daum Pot Player. There isn’t a version available for the iPhone.
I’ll keep you posted. Until then I’m going to see how many of my tunes this thing will hold and do more homework about this whole new world of tune listening which I now find myself exploring.