Apple iPod shuffle 4GB - Silver (discontinued by manufacturer)
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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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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!
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.
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.
Major flaw there.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great but recently it started to lose charge. Then suddenly today it has stopped altogether . I have got it three years and would like another but am slightly worried. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Mc Guckin
It was easy to work and downloading of music waa doddle. Now if only those stupid ear phones would actually stay in my ears.Published on 20 Jan. 2014 by C. Worrall
I like this player because it suits my need
It is compact, easy to use and provides good reproduction
The size of the drive is sufficient for the amount of... Read more
When I saw the ipod shuffle , the advert said good as new, hardly used etc etc.
This was nonense and false, The ipod looks as if it has been WELL used and where are the... Read more
I wanted a small device for storing music with a shuffle capacity, and this exceeded my expectations.Published on 27 Sept. 2010 by Mr. S. Trinder
The shuffle is great, you need to make sure that you download your songs in the right way in play lists, but it's great for what it is. The battery is good too. Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2010 by shannon
I liked the idea of having the controls on the earphones so you wouldnt have to take the ipod out of your pocket to turn down the volume or change tracks etc. Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2009 by The Red Dragon
works great.you have to be carefull when connecting to different computers. if you do not check the boxes you delete you songs! Read morePublished on 18 Dec. 2009 by J. A. Hextall