Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Small but mighty
Apple iPod shuffle (2G) 2 GB
Author Name: superness11
Apple iPod shuffle (2G) 2 GB
Disadvantages: less memory than most mp3 players of today
If you enjoy running or going to the gym and want to listen to your own music then I can wholeheartedly recommend the iPod shuffle. It is very simple in design and unlike it's iPod cousins it is relatively cheap. I have had mine for a around six years now and I think I paid around £20.00. It has reduced in price since those time and you can pick one up now for around £10.00. Despite not been the most expensive model on the market, it looks sharp and is well made. The one I have has lasted me a long time and is still in excellent working order.
== Clip it on==
The best design feature of this iPod is the hidden clip at the back of the device that allows it to be clipped on to your belt or clothes with ease. It is so slight that you hardly feel it and it has never lost its grip and come off.
At the front of the iPod is the play, volume and skip controls. These can be slightly frustrating as they look very similar; however once you get used to the layout you will not have a problem with it. Underneath are two little sliding controls that alter the shuffle function and turn the device on. Over time these have worked loose and now I often find my iPod has switched on in my bag accidently as the sliding control moves around.
The iPod comes with Apple's signature headphones, but if you do not like these you can swap them for any other headphones that operate using the 3.5mm headphone jack.
To charge the ipod it comes with a little charging stand that has a USB lead from it to plug into your lap top, a plug is not supplied but you can buy these separately. The battery life of the little device is absolutely excellent and after charging the iPod can last up to 12 hours.
You can store up to 500 songs on the little machine which I think is impressive for the size. The transfer of songs on to the device is simple and easy to do. Once Itunes is open you can simply drag and drop songs on to the device folder and then voila they are magically copied onto the device.
The annoying thing about the shuffle is that if you have one favourite song you want to listen to, it can be pain scrolling through each song, listening to a bit of each song to make sure it is not the one you are looking for. It is so much easier when an MP3 player has a screen. However, if you just want to fill the device up and not worry about what comes on next, then this is perfect for you.
This is a cheap mp3 player that plays just as well as Apples other iPods; it is just smaller and more portable. A great invention that is just as good now as when it first came out.
Summary: A very impressive little device
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