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iPod shuffle (fourth generation, late 2010)

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:49 AM

my 2nd gen shuffle-blue still works when i bring that along for 30-60 mile cycling rides. what i like about the 2nd gen ipod shuffle is the battery light indicator. What battery life indicators are on the newer edition?
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#3 User is offline   Jason Snell 

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:02 AM

You have to double tap the VoiceOver button and the status is read out loud to you.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:45 AM

Let the Shuffle DIE ALREADY!

It's a waste of money and valuable resources!

Why buy this CR*P when the nano is available!????
SHEESH!
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:51 AM

View PostMrMojo1, on 08 September 2010 - 06:45 AM, said:

Let the Shuffle DIE ALREADY!

It's a waste of money and valuable resources!

Why buy this CR*P when the nano is available!????
SHEESH!


It's $49. It's sturdy. It's a good device for kids (because you won't care quite as much if they lose one versus a nano). It's a great lightweight iPod for workouts.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:54 AM

View PostExpobill, on 08 September 2010 - 05:49 AM, said:

my 2nd gen shuffle-blue still works when i bring that along for 30-60 mile cycling rides. what i like about the 2nd gen ipod shuffle is the battery light indicator. What battery life indicators are on the newer edition?


You bike and listen at the same time?!

No wonder drivers are NOT happy sharing the road with bicyclists.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:43 AM

View PostMrMojo1, on 08 September 2010 - 06:45 AM, said:

Let the Shuffle DIE ALREADY!

It's a waste of money and valuable resources!

Why buy this CR*P when the nano is available!????
SHEESH!


Please let me offer condolensces on behalf of the community for the fact that you were apparently forced at gunpoint to buy a shuffle. I assume that's the case, rather than just that you've decided that a product that has no appeal to you cannot possibly have any value to anyone else. No one could be that self-absorbed, after all.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

View PostMrMojo1, on 08 September 2010 - 06:54 AM, said:

You bike and listen at the same time?! No wonder drivers are NOT happy sharing the road with bicyclists.


Fortunately, not everywhere one can ride a bike is also a place one can drive a car.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

I have the 3G shuffle and I use it all the time for work-outs, etc and I have no issues with not having physical buttons, I really don't understand the hub-bub and complaints. When I have my headphones plugged into my iPhone I don't use any buttons, I use the headphones.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:26 PM

Count me as another one who didn't (still doesn't) mind the buttonless third-gen shuffle. On the contrary, I thought it was pretty clever of Apple to move the controls to the headset. If people do it with their iPhone or iPod touch, why not the shuffle? Granted, I never had problems with the buttoned model either, but I don't get why the 3G model is so vilified. Jony Ive and his team are complete dummies, ya know.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:20 PM

View PostStevePhilpot, on 08 September 2010 - 12:06 PM, said:

I have the 3G shuffle and I use it all the time for work-outs, etc and I have no issues with not having physical buttons, I really don't understand the hub-bub and complaints

I think the main gripe is that you can't use it with any random pair of third-party headphones (e.g. the $300 high end ones you bought or the cheapo low-end ones you want to use in a pinch because you forgot/can't find the Shuffle ones).
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:33 PM

But how's the audio quality?
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:12 AM

I still have two of the 1st generation (pack of gum) models and they work fine, plus they have the advantage of plugging directly into the Mac. At no time have I ever thought to myself, "Aw, that thing is so big and clumsy, I really dread having to lug it along with me!!" LOL
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 02:17 PM

How does someone do a detailed review of a music player and not write a word about the audio quality. Incredible. Sad commentary on how portability has trumped the musical experience.

As for the "hated" third generation, we have one and it is just fine without buttons. But losing the headphones would be a drag, granted.
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