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Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12318 reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the price and sound are generally positive. The portability and size also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on 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 (2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 694 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the performance and portability are generally positive. The price and design are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod shuffle 2GB - BlackApple iPod shuffle 2GB - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6391 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the sound and price. The size and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, sound

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod shuffle 1 GB Metal (2nd Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod shuffle 1 GB Metal (2nd Generation) OLD MODEL

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB, space gray

 

For years, my iPod and I were inseparable. No longer tethered to my denim FUBU CD case/purse hybrid and bulky CD player, the sleek, pocket-size Apple MP3 player was the immediately lovable, magical music box I could bring with me anywhere I went.

The Apple iPod Shuffle is affordably priced with a compact design and long-lasting battery. It's both stylish and easily wearable, thanks to its sturdy built-in clip.

Requires a USB sync from a PC or Mac running iTunes. There's no Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Only 2GB of storage. Navigating your music is a bit difficult without a screen. You can't download subscription Apple Music songs.

Apple's most affordable iPod is a cheap, workout-friendly option for listening to music or podcasts, but it shows its age with a reliance on iTunes syncing and lack of wireless support.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (mediaplayerinfo.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 1GB MP3 Player Review - Intro

 

The iPod Shuffle is an interesting study in extremes. First of all, the device is extremely small: it's a shirt clip with a media control buttons and a wee Gigabyte for storage. Secondly, the Shuffle only has two settings: randomly play a song that...

Very, very, very small.; Good buttons ; Great frequency response, low noise, good overall. ; iTunes gives you some good options to further enhance your shuffling

No screen ; No screen ; Bad packed-in headphones, below average output power. ; As with all iPods, you can't just connect the device and use a file browser to drag & drop songs

You probably knew whether or not you wanted the Shuffle before reading this. It is what it is: a clip that shuffles through your music. Good for exercising? Yes. Good for a party? Yes. Good for a $50 media player? Maybe. Really, while the Shuffle is...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple 2GB iPod shuffle (2G, Early 2008)

 

Cute, rugged finish ; Very affordable ; Loud as you need ; Good battery life

No Apple Lossless support ; Not the best iPod for listening to podcasts and audiobooks

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod shuffle, second-generation 2GB

 
Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

iPod shuffle 2nd Generation 1GB MP3 Player - Silver

 

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

Inexpensive, Stylish

Lacks LCD screen, Expensive

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

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle second generation review

 

Apple iPod Shuffle (second generation, 1GB)

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.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Narasu Rebbapragada, PC World (pcworld.com)

Hands On: Apple's New iPod Shuffle

 

Redesigned Apple music player offers style and sound at a tiny size.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

WinBook Si

 

The first-generation iPod shuffle, with its pack-of-gum shape, won over big numbers of people because of its tiny size, feather-light weight, ease of use, and low price. If you liked that model, you'll definitely be impressed by the second-generation...

Very good sound quality. Extremely compact and sleek. Seamless integration with iTunes. Built-in clip. Sturdy aluminum casing. Inexpensive.

No screen. Doesn't work with iPod accessories that require a 30-pin dock connector. Charge/sync dock is bulky. No extra features.

The second-generation iPod shuffle is impressively small, and the built-in clip makes it ideal for working out, running, or just casual listening. Its lack of a screen or any extras like an FM tuneror even support for many iPod accessoriesis countered...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod shuffle (2nd generation)

 

The latest iPod shuffle is truly tiny and inexpensive—but still has no screen.

Very good sound quality. Extremely compact and sleek. Seamless integration with iTunes. Built-in clip. Sturdy aluminum casing. Inexpensive.

No screen. Doesn't work with iPod accessories that require a 30-pin dock connector. Charge/sync dock is bulky. No extra features.

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Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple Apple iPod shuffle 1GB

 

Good sound ; Inexpensive ; Easy iTunes controls ; Good battery life

No display ; Connecting to some computers requires add-on accessories ; LEDs can be cryptic

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

Built-in speaker(s):N / No
Built-in speakers: No
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320

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):10hour(s)/12hour(s)

Camera

Built-in camera:N / No
Second camera:N / No

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Green / Grey / Orange / Pink / Purple / Red / Silver / White / Yellow
Housing material:Aluminium
LED Indicators:Status / Y
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:1G/2G/3G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Audible / MP3 / WAV/AAC / Audible / MP3 / WAV/Apple Lossless / MP3 / Audible / AIFF / AAC / WAV/MP3 / Audible / AIFF / AAC / WAV

Digital Storage

Capacity:1GB/2GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.3in/0.4in
Height:1.1in/1.8in/3.3in
Weight:0.4oz/0.6oz/0.8oz
Width:0.7in/1.6in/1in

Display

Display:N / No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:2 / 3 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 12 / 15
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:No / Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, WAV / AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, WAV, AAX, M4A, AAX+, AIFF, MP3 / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,M4A,MP3,WAV / AAC,AIFF,MP3,WAV
Image formats supported: No
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada/Japan
Localization:French/Japanese
Manufacturer:Apple
Model:(PRODUCT) RED Special Edition/Personalized
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod shuffle

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 3.5 mm/6.35 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Green/Orange/Pink/Purple/Red/Silver
Refurbished:Refurbished

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Audio recording formats:AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAV
Battery Type:Integrated USB
Bit rate:16 - 320 Kbps / 8 - 320 Kbps / AAC 8 - 320 Kbps
Built-in memory: Yes
Channels quantity:2
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.5.8 +\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.3.9, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Home / Professional Service Pack 2. / Mac OS X v10.4.10 / Mac OS X v10.4.11 +\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home / Professional SP3 + / Mac OS X v10.4.11+\nWindows Vista/ Windows XP Home Professional SP3+ / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional / Mac OS X v10.4.8, Windows Vista XP / Mac OS X v10.4.8, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional Service Pack 2. / Mac OS X v10.4.8, Windows Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.4.8\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional SP 2 / Mac OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional (SP3) / Mac OS X v10.6.8 +\nWindows 7, Vista, or XP Home / Professional (SP3) / Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3)\nMac OS X v10.5.8 / Windows 7/Vista, Windows XP Home/Professional (SP3);\nMac OS X v10.5.8. / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X 10.5.8+ / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X v10.5.8 / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X v10.5.8+ / Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional SP2 +, Mac OS X v10.4.10 + / Windows Vista, XP Home/Professional SP3,\nMac OS X v10.5.8 +.
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (W x D x H):1.24 x 0.34 x 1.14 / 1.24 x 8.7 x 1.14
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1.24 x 0.34 x 1.14 / 1.24 x 8.7 x 1.14
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.343 x 1.14 x 1.24 / 0.689 x 0.307 x 1.78 / 1.07 x 1.62 x 0.413 / 1.24 x 0.343 x 1.14 / 1.62 x 0.413 x 1.07 / 3.31 x 0.984 x 0.315 / 3.31 x 0.984 x 0.331
File type:MP3, MP3 VBR, Protected AAC, Audible, WAV
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x USB connector\n1x Stereo minijack / 3.5 mm / USB \n3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack\n
MP3 playback: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Product weight:0.44
Product weight (lb):0.44
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Armband: No
Batteries included: Yes
Belt clip: Yes
Bundled software:iTunes f Mac & Windows / iTunes for Mac and Windows
Cables included:USB
FM Transmitter: No
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
User guide:No / Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR / CHI (SIMPL), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR / CHI (SIMPL), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SLK, THA, TUR / CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR / CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, INC, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR / CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR / Multilingual
Sleep Timer:No / Yes
Type:MP3 / MP3 Player / MP4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Interface:3.5mm / Lightning / USB 2.0
Line-out: Yes
Line-out connectivity:3.5
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:2 / 3 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 12 / 15
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:N / Y / Yes
USB charging:Y

Radio

FM radio:N / No
Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: No
Voice recording:No / Yes

Remote Control

Type:None/Player remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:0.512 / 1 / 2 / 4

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 10 / iTunes 10.7 + / iTunes 10; / iTunes 7.4 / Mac USB(5)\nMac OS X v10.2.8 \nMac OS X 10.3.4 \nMac OS X 10.3.6 \nPC USB(5)\nWindows 2000 w Service Pack 4\nWindows XP Home \nWindows XPP w Service Pack 2\n / Mac/PC: iTunes 9 + / Mac: USB, Mac OS X v10.3.9, iTunes 7.\nPC: USB, Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP2), iTunes 7. / v / Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3)\nMac OS X v10.5.8\niTunes 10 / Windows:\nPC with USB port\nWindows 2000 SP4 or later \nWindows XP Home or Prof with SP2\nMAC:\nMacintosh computer with USB port\nMac OS X v10.2.8 or Mac OS X 10.3.4
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:255.8 / Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 10 Education, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Y / Yes

Technical Details

USB connectivity: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.307 / 0.343 / 0.413 / 0.417 / 1.62
Height:0.413 / 1.07 / 1.14 / 1.78
Weight:0.377 / 0.441 / 0.547 / 0.55 / 0.607 / 0.776
Width:0.689 / 1.07 / 1.24 / 1.62