Wednesday, October 13, 2010

iPod batteries driving us batty

We've tried hard to make the move as simple and straight forward for Elisha, so made several daily events repetitive for her sake. One of the things she calms down with immediately is listening to our morning dose of Pt. Jasraj. We've been listening to this cd for over 2 years, and she's probably familiar with it from when she was in my tummy too. The problem has been that the batteries in our iPod remote have died completely with the volume on the speaker is up at full and there's no way to reduce it from the iPod itself, since that is already set at the minimum.

Now, you wouldn't think it would be so hard to find iPod batteries would it, but we've been going from one electronic superstore to sidey corner store looking for this super specialized battery that doesn't seem to be available anywhere at all. We even went back to the Bose store where we bought the iPod and the Speaker Dock and they didn't seem to know where we could find a battery for the iPod remote either. So, in the meantime, we turn the speaker away from where we are and even cover it with a magazine to reduce the sound. It works but only slightly. By and large all remote batteries are just the usual AAA pencil cell variety, but this iPod remote battery is a flat round disc like a quarter and most electronic stores are unfamiliar with it. I do hope we can find it fast, since our new neighbours might not be too happy about it.

Edited to add: Ok, so the thing is that we need batteries for the remote of the Bose SoundDock, which by default call the iPod batteries. Sorry for not writing clearly enough.


shilpa said...

you take such good care of her!

no ipod remote batteries, and in dubai, it would have been funny if not for the inconvenience caused to you :)

Shalini said...

Lol, thanks Shilpa!

This little baby loves routine which makes it easier for her to handle the changes.

I know, it's really so unexpected. The old one lasted 2 years, but I think we're still going to buy extra when we finally find it.

Patricia Torres said...

Shalini.. that sounds funny.. really?? no ipod batteries.. have you tried the big stores - Plug ins.. Sharaf??

Hope you find it soon..

Shalini said...

Patricia, lol, actually what we need is batteries for the remote for the Bose SoundDock, but we have just got used to calling them the iPod batteries. The only time I get to blog is late at night and I obviously didn't write it clearly.

Yes, we've checked it everywhere....and the Bose stores have all morphed into other stores...that sell Bose stuff, but is not their own store.