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Rubbish for sport
on 11 May 2010
I bought this as a replacement for an old ipod shuffle which died having had a long and happy life. My main use of my ipod is when i go jogging. Sadly I failed to do much due diligence on the new ipod and went straight into a shop and bought it. The old one had buttons on the unit so you could pause, skip to the next rack or go back to the previous track as well as the volume controls. The new unit whilst very shiny and nice looking has these controls on the earphones, so you can't use any other earphones. I am not what you would call a graceful runner so I find trying to locate the changer bit on the earphones is very difficult. You click once for pause, twice for skip and three times for rewind. This is difficult when you are running, so when i click twice it normally pauses and then unpauses. I see no value in being told what the name of the band/track is.
If you want to use this product whilst you are static I am sure you will love it. If you want to use it whilst exercising then you will find it difficult to use the controls.