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Apple iPod Shuffle (2 GB)
Apple iPod shuffle (2G) 2 GB
Member Name: JMayHough
Apple iPod shuffle (2G) 2 GB
Date: 03/11/11, updated on 28/02/12 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Good song space, good battery life, great size
Disadvantages: Easy to lose
I have this iPod in blue, and I've had it for two years now, and I haven't come across one fault in this little piece of technology yet. It hasn't failed me, or broken, or messed up my iTunes, and it can hold up to 500 songs depending on the file size of each song. For me, this amount of music is perfect - I never get through every single song in one day so I don't have to worry about how many songs I've transferred on to it. I only really listen to my iPod when walking down the street by myself, on the bus, or to help me sleep.
This is the very first iPod I ever bought, I never owned any other iPod or MP3 player before the Shuffle, and it was at a reasonable price of £32.00 (only £8.00 more when not on offer). It's small and compact which makes it easy to carry around because you can just clip it onto your jean pocket or your top/coat, which can be great for when going running or going to the gym. And although it takes around 4 hours to charge the battery life (which you must do by connecting it up to your PC/laptop), it lasts for 10 hours at a time and volume doesn't effect the battery life. It's also very simple and straight-forward to install it on to your iTunes, and you can register to it fully whenever you want to. There aren't really any features available on the Shuffle, only Lock, play/pause, Skip forward/backwards, and volume - as you would expect on all iPods. But I prefer this because that means it isn't overcomplicated with features that are unnecessary. There is no weight to this iPod, it is very light.
The only problem I have with the iPod Shuffle is that because it's so small and easy to store away, it's easy to forget where you put it down last. I lost my iPod recently for two months straight, and it's a very frustrating experience because you don't want to pay out more money for a new iPod that is possibly alot more expensive. Luckily I found it - so the Shuffle is something to take care of and not lose.
The volume is clear, the Shuffle feature that it's wholly known for is great and keeps your playlist interesting, and although this model isn't available anymore I recommend it for anyone who wants something simple and easy to use with a decent amount of song space to suit them individually. You can probably buy second-hand or unused ones from Ebay now at low prices, and in different colours.
I don't think I'll replace this iPod unless it breaks.
Summary: Great iPod!
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