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Ipod Shuffle, simple and effective.

  • Jun 7, 2008
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I like this thing because it's simple and small.  It's also cheap, so I actually have 2; one is to keep at home so I have it for running on the strand; the other I keep in my gym bag, so I never have to listen to the crappy music at Spectrum.

You don't get much with this thing.  It has 1gb, and holds a couple of hundred songs.  You don't get a display, so you don't get to see which song is playing, nor can you choose which particular song to hear.  You can either "shuffle" the songs, or you can play them in order form the first song you downloaded to the last.  Soooo, just make sure you only put good songs on this thing, otherwise you'll have to continuously hit the forward button to skip ahead to a song you like.

This is obviously not meant to be your primary mp3 player, but I think it's a great supplement.  The one thing you have to be careful of is accidentally washing it.  These things are so small and light, that I've left one in my workout shorts and put it through the washing machine.
Ipod Shuffle, silver

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February 05, 2009
I have one in my gym bag and have washed it only once. To-date it still functions.
December 18, 2008
That's actually a great idea to keep one in the gym bag since they're so cheap. It's my absolute pet peeve not having music at the gym! Hell at this price maybe I can keep one with me at all times, at work, in my travel bag, in my gym bag, in the car, in my coat... ok maybe a little over the top..but I'm loving the gym bag idea.
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On September 12, 2006, Apple announced the release of the second generation iPod Shuffle, calling it "the most wearable iPod ever".First shipments of the unit were slated for an October 2006 arrival, but actually started shipping on Friday, November 3, 2006.  The new generation featured a lone 1 GB model in a silver brushed aluminum case similar to the second generation iPod Nano and the older iPod Mini. The new model is less than half the size of the first generation model at 41.2 x 27.3 x 10.5 mm (1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 in), and is of the iPod Radio Remote available for iPod Nanos and 5th generation iPods. Apple claimed it was the "world's smallest MP3 player". This size includes the new built-in belt clip; the actual unit itself is thinner, with the entire device weighing only 15.5 g (0.55 ounces). The power and shuffle/no shuffle switches were also separated into two controls to accidental choice of shuffle when that may not be the desired mode of operation. The formatting of the iPod itself is new to Apple, as the 2G (2nd Generation) shuffle will only format itself to FAT32. iTunes issues a warning that the iPod is incorrectly formatted if brought to the Macintosh format HFS+. All previous iPod models have allowed the usage of either the Mac format or the Windows format.

On the second generation iPod Shuffle, USB connectivity is provided via an included dock, which transfers data through the headphone jack. The second generation iPod Shuffle is also...
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Audio Format: MP3 • WAV • AAC • MP3 VBR • AIFF • Audible
Storage Capacity: 1 GB
Battery Life: 12 hrs.
Brand: Apple

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