Friday, February 20, 2009

Swap CDs for an iPod Touch

I just got my first MP3 player two months ago. Yeah, I know, I'm about 10 years behind the times. Still, before you mock me, check this: it's a 16GB 2nd generation iPod Touch...and I got it for free. (Sort of.) How did this come to pass? Glad you asked.

Allow me to introduce you to iPodmeister, a NY company that accepts a certain number of your used CDs in exchange for an iPod of your choice — finally, vindication for keeping my CDs, their original jewel cases, and album artwork in such good condition. Plus, they give you all your music back as iPod-ready MP3 files. Jealous? Dig up your old CDs, my friend, and trade 'em in.

PS — If, unlike me, you've been rocking an iPod for the last 7 years and don't want or need a new one, there's still a special little treat out there for you: the TuneUp Companion for iTunes. Go.