Automatic podcastery possible?
September 24, 2007 9:02 AM Subscribe
I want a device that I can keep in my car to listen to podcasts that will download new podcasts from my home Wifi by itself. Does this exist? If not, recommendations on making one?
posted by jewzilla to Technology (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My car has a 1/8" audio input in a compartment that is large enough for any handheld device. It also has a cigarette lighter plug so I can charge my device. Currently, I use an iPod, but I hate removing my ipod to sync it, and I want something with wifi that will just sync itself. The iPod touch does not seem to fit the bill because although it has wifi, it won't sync without being plugged into a computer. I can't seem to find any device that will do this.
8GB is the minimum storage I can live with. It must have a battery because the power goes off when the car is off, and that's when it would have an opportunity to sync. I can be flexible on the UI. I don't care about music: just podcasts.
Plan B is to buy a device and write the code myself. I was thinking the Nokia N800 upgraded to 16GB would do the job, but it's a little pricey. Better ideas?