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Teeny Tiny but Powerful!
Apple iPod shuffle (4G) 2 GB
Member Name: flodombey
Apple iPod shuffle (4G) 2 GB
Advantages: Tiny, reliable, easy to use, in built clip.
Disadvantages: Small storage capacity.
I recently bought one of these amazing little gadgets for my husband who loves to run and who had a very old and broken 1st generation nano from about 6 years ago which had pretty much given up the ghost. I bought mine from Amazon for £35 and depending on sales you can generally pick it up for anywhere between £30-45 it seems. I chose Amazon as I wanted to earn nectar points on the purchase and I knew it would be delivered very quickly.
On arrival I was absolutey gobsmacked at how tiny it is! Literally about the same size as a large letter stamp, it amazes me how they fit so much technology into such a tiny thing, but anyway, my husband was stoked at the size of it and especially at the fact it now comes with a small but firm clip built onto the back - obviously aimed at people working out while wearing it, which does away with the need for any kind of sleeve for it to sit in. Given how tiny this is it is very sensible for Apple to have done this and my husband has confirmed that it feels very secure clipped onto his shorts as he runs so a thumbs up there!
Capacity wise, this is only 2gb so it holds around 500 songs depending on length. This is not intended as a massive media storage device, it does exactly what it says on the tin, no more and no less. For me this would never be anywhere near big enough for the amount of music I like to have with me, but for his running and working out it suits perfectly.
In the box it came with a standard pair of apple headphones and a USB cable to charge and sync it through, I was impressed to notice logical thinking had prevailed here too and the USB cable is now literally about 2 inches long so it sits neatly close to whichever port you are charging through and saves on endless trailing leads everywhere.
There is no screen on this version of the ipod (which there is with the nano we had swapped it for), but the recognizable control wheel is the same as on any other classic ipod with the forwards, backwards, and up/down volume controls around the disc and then the start and stop in the middle. You can also navigate to playlists by using the new voice function which guides you through to the one you want.
We have found this a great replacement for an ageing nano at a brilliant price and as you would expect from an Apple product it is easy to use, great quality and so tiny you really cannot help but wonder at how it works!
Summary: A solid apple product with the quality and usability you would expect at a great price.
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