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Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen)

Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen)
alaScore 92

14005 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14005 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and value for money. The portability and sound also get good feedback.

usability, sound, portability, value for money, size

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1359 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd 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.

usability, value for money, sound, portability, design

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod shuffle 2GB - Blue (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)New Apple iPod shuffle 2GB - BlueApple iPod Shuffle 1GB - Silver

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6891 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, sound, value for money, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Space Gray (4th Generation) NEWEST MODELApple 1 GB iPod Shuffle AAC/MP3 Player Green (2nd Generation)Apple iPod shuffle 1 GB Metal (2nd Generation) OLD MODEL

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Apple iPod Shuffle - New and Improved? Meh...

 

The guys who literally transformed the term “mp3 player” to “iPod” have evolved their byte-sized sound device, the Shuffle. Is it only good for shuffling your feet or can it give you a drift? Check it out. Design and Features The Shuffle is not a new...

So, what should you make of this product? Is it good enough to revive their Shuffle sales? Not really, because you can usually expect a lot more from Apple and this time they have not been up to the mark. This time, Apple seems to have priced it...

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Apple iPod Shuffle 2011 (2GB, green)

 

The fourth generation of the Apple iPod Shuffle is a return to the iconic form that made it a hit from 2006 to 2008, but now it offers a few extra features to keep things interesting. As expected, Apple is keeping things simple with its entry-level...

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 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...

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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

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Apple iPod shuffle, second-generation 2GB

 

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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

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Apple iPod Shuffle (second generation 2007, 2GB, blue)

 

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 (second generation 2007, 1GB, green)

 

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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Hands On: Apple's New iPod Shuffle

 

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

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

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iPod shuffle 1GB

 

The new iPod shuffle is surprisingly small. Holding this new shuffle in the palm of my hand reminds me of the Saturday Night Live comedy skit wherein a fake Steve Jobs disses the iPod nano as obsolete and “too big”, then revealing the even-smaller...

Amazing size and sound; affordable price

Dock dongle required; previous generation headphones are included

With the new Shuffle, the dollar-to-fun ratio is heavily stacked in the consumer

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

Remote Control

Type:None/Player remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty