A day of small but varied occurences today…
- Thanks to my research and Cat’s slender fingers the MX-5 can now happily play music from a wired-in iPod and stream via bluetooth (and do hands free). Very trouble free aside from the fiddly small space in which to fit the plugs in. I do miss the awesome functionality of the stereo from ‘the nail’, but I didn’t want to rip out the factory stereo.
- New entertainment options in place, a trip to the O2 shop in Beeston saw me acquire an adaptor to convert my iPhone’s microsim to a normal sized sim card. Cat had posted my iPhone to the insurance company in the morning, so I bought the cheapest pay as you go phone they stock – a £12 Samsung GT-E108oi. Wow, it’s basic!
- Some observations about this dramatically backward step in mobile telephony:
- It doesn’t have predictive text – making writing text messages a real chore, and quite frustrating for anyone in my proximity due to the clicky horrible buttons
- It doesn’t have any internet or email functionality. None. It certainly doesn’t have apps like Tapatalk or Forumrunner (or Facebook or Twitter)
- I couldn’t import any contacts into it from my backups – so I had to type them in, with the horrible clunky buttons. I hadn’t missed that process.
- It’s tiny!
- It doesn’t play any music or multimedia, has no camera. It only has one game on it.
- The battery lasts for ages.
- I can’t wait to not have to use it any more!!
- People were right when they suggested that I perhaps had a warped opinion of how important an iPhone is to life and living life – clearly I had under-estimated the pivotal nature of this magical device!!!
- I’ve been harrassed by a Welsh gardener who seemed to really want to cut down our Leyandii for £90. So much so he sent a minion to ask Cat after I’d said no, and I bumped into him again in the local Sainsbury’s where me mentioned it again!
Look, I admire your entrepreneurial spirit, but begone – confounded Welshman! Never darken my lawns again!