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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent machine provided all you want is music, 15 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Apple iPod shuffle 1GB purple (Electronics)
At the time of writing this review there are 68 others already on here, but I thought I would tell you of my own experience with the ipod shuffle.

I go the gym and used to have a MP3 player - just a basic "memory stick" type that I plugged into my computer to recharge and I could drag & drop songs onto. Unfortunately it died so it was time to look for a new one. Now I was undecided whether to buy a basic model by a less well known company, or go for a leading name. It seems to me that if you're prepared to go for a relatively unknown manufacturer you can get a basic mp3 player for half the price with twice the memory, but eventually after much deliberation I plumped for the apple ipod shuffle, swayed by a combination of the reputation of apple & (hopefully) a better build quality.

I have had it just over a week now and I think I have made the right decision.

Yes, there is no screen, but I knew that when I bought it. I know from my prior experience at the gym that I just tend to switch it on and let it play so I didn't really need one. Also, I have a mobile phone that takes pictures, plays videos, games etc and I hardly use any of those features so I figured I wouldn't need a screen to watch tiny videos on. The earphones are great - several reviwers say they fall out but I've used mine on the treadmill, rower, cross trainer, exercise bike and wave machine and they've stayed in throughout! I've got about 14 hours out of it before I had to recharge which is impressive, and although initially I missed the simplicity of the "drag & drop" method of my old mp3 player, its just a question of getting used to itunes and once you have it seems simple enough.

All in all, an excellent purchase and having never had any previous experience of apple or ipods I am very pleased with my purchase.
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Initial post: 15 Mar 2008 11:14:29 GMT
Great review.....am probably going to go for the ipod shuffle - do you know if there is a speaker docking system that fits the ipod shuffle? will mostly listen to it though headphones, but am interested in knowing if there is a speaker it fits.

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2009 21:27:11 BDT
Gary Hilton says:
There seems to be a lack of speaker docking stations for the shuffle - whilst there are plenty of decks that support the "normal" range of ipods it seems the shuffle is the black sheep of the ipod family and is often the only mode that is excluded.
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