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This review is from: Apple iPod Shuffle 1GB - Silver (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I am new to iPods and I am very satisfied with my purchase. Although that I could have got a 1gb mp3 player for about a quarter of the price of an iPod I decided to get and iPod shuffle. Apple is the only company that I have seen that has been able to cram so many tunes into such a small space. Also the battery life is amazing, unfortunately the in the supplied manual it doesn't tell you to charge it for at least 4hrs before you use it. Also because I'm tall the headphone lead is a little short and can become irritating from time to time. I just clip mine to the inside of my jacket pocket immediately overcoming the problem. Apart from that the product is amazing; the quality of the ear-bud headphones is excellent. It's so easy to use just pop it in the dock and iTunes opens automatically so you're ready to instantly sync your music, furthermore whilst it's plugged into your computer it also charges it for you so there's no need to buy or keep recharging batteries. There's also another great feature called auto fill which mean that iTunes will automatically fill your iPod with as much music as possible. At first 240 tracks might not sound much but when I auto filled mine it came to 17hrs! Also you can make it so that it puts your highest rated tracks on more often than the ones you don't like or haven't listened to yet. The rumours that iPods are fragile I believe is not true, I have dropped this one several times and it hasn't smashed to pieces or disintegrated in any way just a couple of scuffs etc. but it does help if you take care of it.