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Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5661 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The portability and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the connectivity.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 544 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 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, sound, portability, design

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2111 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.

value for money, usability, portability, sound, performance

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) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod shuffle 512 MB White (1st Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod shuffle 512 MB White (1st Generation) OLD MODEL

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iPod shuffle

 

Apple's Littlest Music Player, Upgraded

Tiny. Durable aluminum casing ; No display. Ships with old iPod earbuds. Can't play Apple Lossless files

No display. Ships with old iPod earbuds. Can't play Apple Lossless files

If it weren't for the outdated earbuds, the new iPod shuffle would get our highest rating.

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iPod Shuffle Review

 

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

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Apple iPod Shuffle ( 2012, red)

 

Apple's iPod Shuffle is small, versatile, colorful, and at $49, it's arguably the least expensive device that Apple sells. For those times when you want an impossibly small way to take music with you, the iPod Shuffle is still the most widely...

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.

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Apple iPod Shuffle 2011 ( 2GB, silver)

 

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.

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Apple iPod Shuffle ( second generation 2006, 1GB, silver)

 

The competitively priced iPod Shuffle has a dead-simple user interface with satisfying tactile controls, and its integrated belt clip provides a handy way to keep track of the player. The Shuffle is available in five, metallic colors, and the package...

The iPod Shuffle has no screen, so there's no way to navigate easily among artists, albums, or playlists. And it only offers so-so sound quality. The player might be too small for some users, and nonstandard USB syncing takes away from its plug-and-go...

If you like your music playback simple and your device nearly invisible, the second-generation iPod Shuffle will suit you well. But absentminded users should steer clear of this easy-to-misplace player.

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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

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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.

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Apple iPod Shuffle (512MB) Review

 

The Apple iPod family has just expanded with the introduction of their first flash based player, the Apple iPod Shuffle. Available in two flavors, 512MB and 1GB, Apple has taken the popular design queues from their hard drive based players and applied...

Easy to use; good sound quality

Missing a lot of features; poor battery life; only compatible with iTunes software

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

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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.

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Apple iPod Shuffle (1GB)

 

On the back, you'll find a cute, wide sliding switch that powers on the Shuffle either in Playlist repeat mode or Shuffle mode. Underneath the switch is a tiny battery-indicator button that lights up green, orange, or red depending on what's left of...

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.

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)

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

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

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

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty