Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Good for the sportsperson
Ipod Shuffle 4GB
Member Name: davidprobertson
Ipod Shuffle 4GB
Advantages: Good durability
Disadvantages: Boring interface
I've had my 3rd Gen Ipod Shuffle for some time now. I got it in replacement for the old Ipod nano, due to me breaking whilst out running.
At first I did not like it, due to the lack of buttons and having to use the headphones to change things I was too lazy to read the instructions so just worked it out for myself.
There are 2 options on this 'shuffle all on repeat' or just 'repeat all' it does allow continuous playback and you can skip ahead a track, HOWEVER, you cannot go to previous tracks. So, if you're like me and like to listen to your favorite song of the week a few times a day then this is a no no!
Although it has its few bad qualities, there are a lot of things that make up for it. I lead quite an active lifestyle, jogging often, boxing, cycling and bmxing. Due to its small size it is easy to carry, it has a metal case which gives adequate protection from breaking when being dropped or stood on whilst on the go and to be honest, this shouldn't be the case, as it has a very firm metal clip along the back of it that can tightly grasp any material, buckle or bag strap. The lack of functions and simple commands to change the track, sound, play/pause makes it ideal for sports as it gives less of a distraction.
All in all I would recommend the 3rd Gen Ipod shuffle to any sportsperson but wouldn't think it would be suitable for the leisure user as there is too little to do on it.
Size and weight
1.8 inches (45.2 mm)
0.7 inch (17.5 mm)
0.3 inch (7.8 mm) including clip
0.26 cu inch (4326 cu mm)
0.38 ounce (10.7 grams)1
for iPod shuffle in anodized aluminum
0.61 ounce (17.2 grams)1
for iPod shuffle in polished stainless steel
Battery and power4
Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Playback time: Up to 10 hours when fully charged
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
80% charged in 2 hours; fully charged in 3 hours
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Summary: Brilliant for the sportsperson on the go, not great for the average home user.
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