So, here’s the story folks. I’ve had my Ipod shuffle for at least 4 years now. It’s essential for working out, or sometimes just for cleaning, or drowning out noise in general.
When I bought my shuffle, they didn’t have the clip on version of the shuffle. Like most things, they came out just *after* I bought my shuffle. So, of course I wanted a smaller, clip on version – but I couldn’t justify buying a clip on one, when I had a perfectly good one!
So, it’s lasted quite well over the years – never had any problems with it. Until I decided to put it through the wash – and the dryer. I had pulled out my gym stuff and put it in the laundry basket – and put my shuffle in with it. I then ended up going to the gym before doing laundry so I just pulled my gym clothes back out – and promptly forgot that my shuffle was still in the laundry basket.
So, when my nice hubby went to put the laundry through, he just scooped everything out of the laundry basket and through it in the wash. The shuffle is small and light, so he didn’t even notice it. I didn’t find it til after I was taking things out of the dryer!
The earphones actually survived and still work. The shuffle – well, it seems to be charging, but if I turn it on, no noise comes out, and it makes a strange rattling nice if you shake it. I’m pretty sure it didn’t survive.
So, now I’ve finally gone ahead and bought a clip on shuffle. I’m okay with buying it – it won’t break the bank, and I use it regularly enough to justify it – I just wish I hadn’t decided to wash my other one first!
Have you ever put anything important through the wash?