Never the first to try new technology, I usually wait for the bugs to be worked out and the price to come down.
Last spring I splurged and purchased my first iPod, not just an iPod but an iPod Touch with the most memory available to me on that particular day.
I love this particular bit of technology. There is a never ending variety of ways to make use of this marvelous pocket computer.
One of my now favorite applications (Apps) Hangman (the free version). Word settings include animals, cars, celebrities, sports, easy, standard, movies, ESL words, countries, Spanish, Halloween, Thanksgiving, elements, Christmas, astronomy, summer, and monsters. There is something for everyone.
With my settings on either SAT Words or Hard Words, I play away. More often than I ordinarily would care to admit, I find myself referring to another favorite app ... Dictionary.com.
My reading vocabulary has always been greater than my spoken vocabulary. Dictionary.com pronounces words for me, greatly increasing my spoken vocabulary.
Some of the more interesting words I have learned or relearned recently follow below (check out dictionary.com if these words are unfamiliar to you):