Not really, but almost all of my boys are asking for an iPad, iPod Touch etc. for Christmas. What is a mom to do? Don’t get me wrong, I love my now ancient original iPad, but goodness gracious, this is enough to bankrupt me. Of course, the boys understand that if they ask for a big expensive present, they can’t expect much else. One expensive present times 4 boys is a whole lot of money. I know that my 10 year old just wants and iPod Touch for the music downloads, so I am trying to point him in the direction of less pricey mp3 players, but I don’t think it is working.
Why am I shunning the almighty Apple? Well, quite frankly, one reason is cost. I know a ton of great music download sites, but none of them can transfer music to the iPod products, only iTunes can and it is a lot more expensive. Jordan is really interested in creating his own playlists and I have just learned how to use an mp3 cutter to make workout mixes so I am all for it too. He insists he can only do these types of things with an iPod Touch, but I think not.
So, what is your take? Does your child have a device other than an iPod Touch or iPad and love it? I know that we recently reviewed the Blackberry Playbook and that one is definitely used more by myself than the iPad, but some of the boys are still stuck on Apple. Help?