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clever but....those headphones, and try teaching that voiceover to say "symphony #7 In A, Op. 92 - 4. Allegro Molto",
This review is from: Apple iPod shuffle 2GB - Silver (Electronics)
Some excellent design and software ideas here, but with severe limitations.
The headphone cable-mounted control works well, but it means you are either stuck with the ipod shuffle's own headphones (which won't stay in my ears unless I glue them) or have to buy an non-apple adaptor. The available adaptors are short, meaning that the controls are near the ipod, not up near the wearer's neck, which rather defeats the point.
The voice-over software is clever. I discovered that it speaks Czech and German quite well when I load Czech or German classical music. However, many of the tracks in my classical collection are lumbered with long titles full of numbers, abbreviations and # signs (e.g. Beethoven: Symphony #7 In A, Op. 92 - 4. Allegro Molto) and it can't really cope with these.
Finally, I encountered a very irritating bug. No matter what I tried some of my playlists would play only in reverse order. I have no idea why.