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Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4572 reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the headphones, while there are some negative comments about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod shuffle - 512MB [M9724B/A]Apple iPod shuffle - 512MB [M9724B/A]

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2277 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, sound, design

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod shuffle 512 MB White (1st Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod shuffle 512 MB White (1st Generation) OLD MODEL

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

iPod Shuffle Review

 

they (Apple) are now officially straddling the fine line between brilliance and bullsh*t (LiveDigitally) Livedigitally has an interesting review of [...]

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 2012, red

 

But it's certainly not the only way to go. Products like the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ or Sansa Clip Zip offer more features and more storage for the same price or less. They lack Apple's brand appeal and design aesthetic, but they deliver the goods and...

The iPod Shuffle includes a sturdy built-in clip; support for playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, Genius Mixes; and a multilingual VoiceOver feature that announces track information, battery status, and menu navigation.

The 2GB capacity can't hold much; there's no headphone remote nor radio; the track controls tend to get pinched when clipping the iPod to your clothes; and the chances of you accidentally running it through the washing machine are quite high.

The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 2010 (2GB) review: Apple iPod Shuffle 2010 (2GB)

 

The iPod Shuffle returns to its big-button glory days, only this time around it offers support for playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, Genius Mixes, and a multilingual VoiceOver feature that announces track information, battery status, and menu navigation.

The 2GB capacity can't hold much; there's no headphone remote nor radio; the track controls tend to get pinched when clipping the iPod to your clothes; and the chances of you accidentally running it through the washing machine are quite high.

The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle

 

Very light weight. Top-notch audio performance. Recharges from USB. Can automatically update itself with fresh songs.

No navigation display, preferences, or settings. A little too minimal for music explorers. Loud enough to cause hearing damage if you're not careful.

Probably the best flash player without a display, the iPod shuffle has excellent audio performance, a low price, a near-weightless design, and interesting random-load/random-play features.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 1GB

 

The second-generation Apple miniplayer gets even smaller, and cuts its price by almost half.

Inexpensive Stylish

Lacks LCD screen, Fair audio quality

The bottom line: I like the small size and versatility of Apple's new iPod Shuffle. In view of the unit's modest dimensions, the lack of a screen seems less deplorable than with the original Shuffle

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod shuffle, second-generation 1GB

 

Inexpensive ; Stylish

Lacks LCD screen ; Expensive

Apple's iPod Shuffle offers solid sound quality for the money, so long as you don't need an LCD screen.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Ian Bell (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle (512MB) Review

 

Apple's iPod Shuffle is an audio player meant for anyone that wants a single purpose; to simply play music.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Quick Takes: Do the IPod Shuffle

 

Apple's flash-memory-based audio player trades frills for affordability.

Apple's flash-memory-based audio player trades frills for affordability.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: James Kim (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle review: Apple iPod Shuffle

 

Intro As anticipated, Steve Jobs introduced a flash-based player, dubbed the iPod Shuffle, at the tail end of his lengthy Macworld keynote. Despite denouncing flash-based players in the past, Apple couldn't resist the 29 percent of the market that it...

Design is dead simple and compact yet stylish and wearable; excellent integration with iTunes; solid sound quality; affordable.

No LCD; no extra features such as an equalizer; slow transfer speeds.

The iPod Shuffle, with its ultralow price, its dead-simple design, and its iTunes integration, is virtually guaranteed to be a hit, especially among those looking for a second iPod.

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Bill Machrone (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod shuffle

 

Minimalism has always been a guiding principle at Apple, and the new iPod shuffle is an outstanding example. The slim white shell encases a 512MB or 1GB flash-based player, with nothing more than a four-way rocker ring and play/pause button on the...

Very light weight. Top-notch audio performance. Recharges from USB. Can automatically update itself with fresh songs.

No navigation display, preferences, or settings. A little too minimal for music explorers. Loud enough to cause hearing damage if you're not careful.

Probably the best flash player without a display, the iPod shuffle has excellent audio performance, a low price, a near-weightless design, and interesting random-load/random-play features.

Jan, 2005

Product Specifications

Time to mix things up. Meet iPod shuffle, the unpredictable new iPod. What will it play next? Can it read your mind? Can it read your moods? Load it up. Put it on. See where it takes you. Welcome to a life less orderly. As official soundtrack to the random revolution, the iPod Shuffle Songs setting takes you on a unique journey through your music collection - you never know what's around the next tune. Meet your new ride. More roadster than Rolls, iPod shuffle rejects routine by serving up your favorite songs in a different order every time. Just plug iPod shuffle into your computer's USB port, let iTunes Autofill it with up to 240 songs and get a new experience with every connection. The trail you run every day looks different with an iPod shuffle. Daily gridlock feels less mundane when you don't know what song will play next. iPod shuffle adds musical spontaneity to your life. Lose control. Love it. iPod shuffle weighs as little as a car key and makes a tuneful fashion statement. Just throw the included lanyard around your neck and take a walk. Or run. Or ride. There's nowhere your skip-free iPod shuffle can't go, and with up to 12 hours of continuous playback time, it keeps going as long as you do. A neat little cap protects the USB connector, and those signature white earbud headphones tell the world you love to listen in style. Ready for anything from a transatlantic flight to a weekend at the beach, the iPod shuffle makes the perfect, low-maintenance pal. Good things really do come in small packages. The controls on the iPod shuffle feel as intuitive and easy to use as those on every iPod model. Play, pause, skip, repeat, shuffle and hold at the touch of a thumb: The circular, ergonomic controls and one-click slider make it simple to listen without looking.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Battery

Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Radio Function: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:1G/2G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Audible / MP3 / WAV/AAC / Audible / MP3 / WAV/MP3 / Audible / AAC / WAV

Digital Storage

Capacity:1GB/512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.3in/0.4in
Height:1.1in/3.3in
Weight:0.6oz/0.8oz
Width:1.6in/1in

Display

Display Technology:Not Applicable
Touchscreen: No

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player
Video Playback: No

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Apple/Hewlett-Packard
Model:From HP mp3002 photo
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod shuffle

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver
Refurbished:Refurbished/Remarketed

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback:No / Yes
MPEG2 Playback:No / Yes
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty