I guess the title gives away the punchline of this story. But here goes anyway.
I have written before about using my tiny iPod Shuffle for audiobooks from Audible. I just finished the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey, and took the iPod out of my car, and dropped it into my purse so I could reload it with another book (maybe “Good to Great” by Jim Collins?) A few days later, I am looking for the iPod, and it’s not in my purse. I tell my hubby and kids: I’m looking for my iPod. I think it is lost. I put it in my purse, but it’s not there.
Fast forward a few days and just a few minutes ago, I found my Shuffle in the dryer. I hadn’t put it in my purse. I had put it in my pant pocket! My iPod had gone through a complete wash and dry cycle.
The Shuffle didn’t seem to have much of a charge, so I charged it. I sync’ed it. And, holy cow! The darn thing works! How amazing is that?
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One more thing, for all you Shuffle owners out there who haven’t yet figured out the light codes, I found this page from Apple that explains them all: Understanding iPod Shuffle’s Status Lights.