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Can't Live Without Your iPod?

Every morning, you sync your iPod and your Nikes and go for a run. Or perhaps you use the Nano’s video capabilities to catch up on your favorite shows during your commute. Either way, your iPod is a part of your day—but can you live without it?
 
Native Australian Perry Cross says his iPod is necessary for life. A quadriplegic for almost 15 years (from a rugby game accident), he relies on his techy wheelchair equipped with a ventilator and a computer. And don’t forget the hands-free magic of the Bluetooth. But his iPod? As a highly sought-after speaker and author, he records and collects his ideas on his iPod and then can easily transfer the words over to the web or for a new book.
 
For someone who can easily hold a pen to a piece of paper, you might have never even considered using the iPod in this way. By simply plugging in a recording device, such as the Griffin iTalk (compatible with more iPod versions than the Belkin Voice Recorder), you can begin recording, save and upload to your computer.
 
In a step towards being independent, the iPod replaces the personal assistant Cross might have needed 20 years ago. Sure, voice-dictating software has existed and still can be found today, but using the iPod in this way eliminates the need for an extra product. So think about it—you probably could live without your iPod, but why would you want to? [IBNLive]

Posted: 3/31/08