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Apple iPod shuffle 4GB - Silver (discontinued by manufacturer)

3.1 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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  • Smallest iPod shuffle ever
  • 4GB of storage (up to 1,000 songs)
  • Easy access controls
  • VoiceOver - tells you song titles, artists, and playlist titles through your headphones
  • Durable, anodised aluminium case with stainless steel clip

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  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 1.8 x 4.5 cm ; 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 59 g
  • Item model number: MB867QB/B
  • ASIN: B001P3NUW6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,432 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Box Contains

  • iPod shuffle
  • Apple Earphones with Remote (no mic)
  • iPod shuffle USB cable
  • Quick Start guide


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If you're thinking of getting an ipod shuffle, it's most probable because you want an ipod for exercising. here is my reasoning why you then don't want the new ipod shuffle:
when running / cycling, etc, i don't need neither screen nor video. and i don't need voiceover telling me which song i am listening to. i make my playlists before i exercise and the songs are well chosen. that's because i want good music when i exercise. and i want it in good sound quality.
but here's a problem: the headphones. the standard headphones tend to fall out when doing proper exercise and their sound quality is improvable.
thus, you really want to get your own pair. but you can't with this ipod, because then you wouldn't be able to do essential things like switching songs, controlling the volume, etc. it's just absurd.

bottom line: sports and the new ipod do not go together.
solution? just get the previous generation. they do a great job!
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The 3rd generation Ipod shuffle, as you would expect from apple, came in an attractive box. The main product looked sleek, attractive and the bright white accessories, somehow, didn't look as tacky as they should. All the bits and bobs slotted and clicked together in a satisfying indication of external build quality and itunes whirred into life. After 4 hours of initial charging I was ready to put my playlists to good use so was out the door for a run.
That's where the positive part of this review ends. As with previous versions of ipod headphones they sleekly and stylishly slip out of your ears with the smallest amount of activity. How do those shadow people have those fits on the advert without having to call "no wait, wait, it's fallen out again!"?. Of course with the inline controller these 'phones can't be replaced with a preferable pair. If you do actually get them to stay in your ears then the quality hardly seems worth the effort. It's all toppy, tinny sounds and no bass to keep you chugging through your run. My main gripe with this product though is it's durability to moisture, or lack thereof. After 30 minutes of hard sweat the ipod started talking to me randomly, switching track, changing volume. Apparently this is a problem shared by many who have used the 3rd gen for exercise. Some part, probably the inline remote, is not resistant to even slight amounts of moisture. Once it has dried it appears to work again, but that makes it pretty useless as a work-out music source.
So in summary. A lovely looking product which works quickly and easily out of the box but only buy it if, like the apple shadows, you're too cool to sweat.
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By 49er on 28 May 2009
Let me first say that I am not an Apple Hater. I have had all except one of the ipods, and loved them dearly. This one, it seems to me, is flawed.

Within 24 hours I can no longer navigate around playlists. This facility is vital on a 4gb machine. It worked intermittently on Day 1. I reloaded everything on Day 2 to try to solve the problem and now it wont work at all. I even did a full restore.

And a dig in passing to the Apple website. I have purchased a piece of kit with a fault. Can I make contact or send an email asking for assistance? Um, no. On selecting the "problems with shuffle switch or mains connection" you get bounced out to a "sorry" screen and that is that. Apple really do not understand customer care.

So, if I was you, I would wait. This is an impressive piece of kit which may have a design flaw. The lead, which has all of the controls in it, seems very cheaply built. If this develops a problem - as I suspect mine has - you simply cannot use the machine.

Save your money until Apple get it right.
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This iPod is fantastic but you are forced to use the iPod crappy headphones rather than your own. This is a major drawback as everyone knows these are rubbish. You are welcome to use your own headphones but you will not be able to change songs or use voice over, or select playlists.
Major flaw there.
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Okay, can we forget about not being able to use your own earphones with this iPod YET (Apple are making an adapter and earphone companies are making compatible ones).

This is a fantastic product! The talk feature works perfectly, although it struggles on obscure artist names such as 'Gabriella Cilmi' but you can still recognise it. The iPod itself is very small, the clip on the front is very strong and you'd have a hard time pulling it off, the controls are very intuitive and soooo easy to use! I would recommend this iPod to anyone! And 4GB! That's loads for something so small, well done apple =D
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Been wearing mine to the gym since I bought it. The headphone remote got a bit sweaty and the result is that the volume control no longers turns the volume down, only up and at random intervals, Voiceover will cycle through my playlists without me even touching the remote. Very disappointed. Taking my old Shuffle out of retirement (only retired it because of small song capacity). Going to headphone remote control only was the worst idea ever. Bad move Apple. Hope this product fails for you big time Jobs and Co.
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I Dont quite get it... "Its the smallest iPod ever. It talks to you" Who cares. The idea of having a shuffle is to put your favourite sngs on it. 4GB of memory too much. I have a 1GB shuffle and i make my own favourite playlist up and put them on it. When i get bored of them i put new ones onto it and listen to them for a while. I know what songs ive put on, so i dont need someone telling me what their bloody called. Makes no sense. Stupid thing. stupid idea. They really ought to be coming up with something new. not ripping off of their own ideas...
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