My mobile device collection, episode 1: introduction / iPod mini 2Gen
I have collect vintage mobile devices for a while and it was keeping to myself all the time. I suddenly have this idea that I should share my journey with all mobile device fans and that's the reason behind this series of blogposts. I'll try my best to showcase one of my collection everyday (including PDAs, computers and accessories). You are more than welcome to comment.
Most of my collections have one or more owner and are came from eBay bidding and Gumtree/Craigslist. Each one of them are carefully cleaned up and teared down by myself. If the device I am showing is easy to be teared down I will take pictures of inside as well since a lot of them are disappeared online and even harder to find a picture of motherboard. Those devices are exists for years/decades and still working (except one, just one) and they are really the ideal way to show how fast technology comes. I share my hobby with you here and I hope you enjoy. That's it 😛
First, let's talk about iPod mini 2nd generation with 6GB MicroDrive in blue color.
|品名 Product name||iPod mini 第二代||iPod mini 2nd Generation|
|容量 Capacity||6GB (更换CF卡后为4GB)||6GB (4GB after CF card mod)|
|发售日期 First released||2005年2月||February, 2005|
|其他 Others||已安装Rockbox||Rockbox installed|
|当前状态 Current status||可工作，有时会使用||In working order, being utilized occasionally|
|相关信息 Related info||中文维基百科, English Wikipedia|
iPod mini 2nd generation is pretty much the same as first generation except longer battery life, brighter colors and a new model with 6GB storage. 30-pin connector on the bottom supports charge by 12V Firewire.
My iPod mini is in pretty good shape except some wear around the corners. Due to common issue to iPod minis, MicroDrive is corrupted and has been replaced with a Kingston 4GB compactflash card, Rockbox is also installed. iPod mini probably has the best monochrome screen with backlight (in white) and I like it very much.
Current status: In fully working order. I use it listen to IELTS listening test and play midi files (Rockbox has a fantastic midi player plugin).