What can I do with an old iPod?
If you want to make music, a MIDI keyboard is the only thing you need to start your computer belching out sounds
AIt’s so tempting to bin things (or throw them in a dangerous pile, ahem) when something prettier comes along. It is particularly tempting when the manufacturer ensures they’re almost untinkerable, and Apple has done the Apple thing with its old touch-wheel iPods.
GaGu says ‘almost’, because at least one team has burrowed in deep enough to offer up new software. Rockbox ( rockbox.org) adds a whole bunch of features, support for more audio codecs, more granular volume control and more. It supports most models of older iPod, and a host more devices too. It’ll even make your iPod run Doom. Of course it will.