Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod shuffle (2G) 1 GB
Member Name: vickijohn2012
Apple iPod shuffle (2G) 1 GB
Advantages: Great, handy little clip for the gym, small sleek and stylish.
Disadvantages: Cannot see what song is selected.
I originally had an Ipod Nano which got stolen in my first year of university, I was actually gutted, I couldnt believe it. So when I moved into my new flat in my second year and my flatmate said she wanted rid of her Ipod shuffle and would take £25 for it I was chuffed. I knew how to work it as it was an apple product, and I knew that I would be able to work out how to put my music onto it. The 1gb Ipod shuffle can hold around 240 songs which is more than enough for me, I like to update my different music on a monthly basis as I like to keep them up to date.
As I already had Itunes on my computer I just put the cable into my computer and connected it to the Itunes that had all my music on, I had to log in and sync the Ipod but my music transferred straight away, I was able to use it within a couple of minutes of getting the music onto it as it charges whilst it is syncing. I was also lucky enough to own a Iphone so I was able to charge my Ipod in a socket by changing the fixture to the Ipod one.
I found that having both the Iphone and the Ipod made my phone last a lot longer, run faster didnt waste my battery life. On average I felt my Ipod battery lasted at least 9 hours, this was because I charged it all night through the socket on my phone and took my cable to uni and attatched it to my computer at university, this was so my Ipod would last the whole day. The back of the Ipod also has the apple logo which on my Ipod was in silver which looked pretty against the pink of the Ipod, the slot to charge your Ipod was on the bottom of the Ipod as you get a small base to slot the Ipod onto, which had a large silver metal charging point which slotted into a hole of the bottom of the Ipod, this hole was also the headphone slot, which I felt was really clever and making a great use of the hole.
The Ipod that I was given was a flourescent pink Ipod with the white circle in the centre with the controls on, the plus sign is at the top, and the minus sign is at the bottom. The different controls to choose the song choices, either go back or go forward are on the left and right of the large play and pause button which is on the front of the Ipod and is the same colour as the main body of the Ipod itself. I found that the main play/pause button sometimes gets stuck down, but I dont know if that was because I was using too much pressure with my thumb.
I would say the only annoying thing about this Ipod, which I did find it hard to get used to was the fact that you cannot see the songs that you are choosing to listen to. Whereas with the Nano you were able to see your selection on the screen. With the Ipod shuffle it is just like the Ipod being on constant shuffle, Ironically like the name states. You also have a shuffle setting on the base of the Ipod, you can move a small switch from shuffle to playing your songs in order, I like my songs in order as I like to know which songs are coming next. Im a bit different to most people. There is also a switch in order to turn the Ipod on and off, which is always good so you do not waste your battery life.
The great thing about this Ipod is that the back is also a small clip, which is ideal to clip onto the top of your joggers or your strap when you go running or go to the gym, this is great as it is a lot easier than putting it into your pocket and having to pull it out everytime you want to change the volume or a song. The Ipod tends to allow any type of heaphone to fit in the slot, I was not given the Ipod headphones with the Ipod so I used a standard set of Samsung headphones and they worked perfectly.
Overall I would say that this Ipod is definitely worth the full price that you would pay, generally nowadays it is about £30. It is a handy little MP3 player mostly because of the small clip which you are able to attach to your clothes, you can store plenty of songs, and it is easy to change your choices by connecting to Itunes. The Ipods look sleek and stylish and I love using this Ipod, I have now however moved on to a silver one like the model in the picture. Since having one of these I would never change my MP3 player and I would never go back to the Nano, I would prefer the handiness of the clip to the factor of being able to see my songs on the screen, this is a minor blip within the whole concept of the Ipod Shuffle. I would definitely recommend this Ipod as it is great value for money and works well and meets all specifications.
Summary: Nifty little MP3 player for all occasions and great for the gym and running
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