I already had a video i-pod when I bought my shuffle so I knew basically what to expect from Apple i.e. an easy to operate and reliable product. The Shuffle was chosen for one purpose; providing music while I walked the dogs and it has one feature which made it superbly ideal for this- the ability to clip it to you. I can wear my i-Pod wherever I go and it stays, securely, in position.In addition I also use it while I`m doing the housework. It is brilliant! It just looks so neat.It connects fautlessly with my laptop so it is quite easy to change the music on your Shuffle when you get bored with it.I have never regretted buying my Shuffle. One tip; buy a plug in charger- it`s just more convenient than using your computer and the one I bought also had a continental adaptor so I could take my Shuffle on holiday too. My daughter was so impressed when mine arrived that she wanted one too. Like me she is very happy with her Shuffle.