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Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen)

Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen)
alaScore 93

6022 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6022 reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the sound and price are overall positive. The size and portability also get good reviews, but views about the connectivity and headphones are mixed.

usability, portability, size, price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 949 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably.

usability, sound, price, size, portability

89% 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 - 4th Generation (Launched Sept 2010)Apple iPod shuffle 2GB - Silver (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)Apple iPod shuffle 2GB - Slate (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3758 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (4th Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the sound and price. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability. The connectivity and headphones get mixed views.

usability, portability, size, price, sound

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Blue (4th Generation) NEWEST MODELApple iPod shuffle 2 GB Silver (4th Generation) NEWEST MODELApple iPod shuffle 2GB Slate (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

May, 2015

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle (2012, blue)

 

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.

Oct, 2012
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Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod shuffle (4th Generation with Click Wheel)

 

Lowest-priced iPod. Now has on-player controls for easier navigation. Voiceover feature speaks the name of songs, artists, and playlists.

Not a lot of storage. No screen, thus no video or photo support. Bundled with lousy earbuds.

It's hard to get excited about an iPod with no screen, but Apple's inclusion of on-player controls makes the affordable shuffle easier to navigate—and a better value.

Feb, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

iPod shuffle (2010)

 

Apple's pint-size, screenless MP3 player is easier to use than the previous version and now has an impulse-buy price.

Lightweight design with a sturdy clip ; Straightforward interface ; Long battery life ; Can store multiple playlists ; No longer requires Apple's proprietary earbuds ; Attractive price

Loses headphones with inline controls ; Half the storage space as the last-generation shuffle

While we wish the iPod Shuffle ($49 for 2GB) still had inline headphone controls and were offered with 4GB of storage, we think Apple's redesign of this pint-size, music-only player is pretty smart. Thanks to physical buttons, it's easier to use than...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 2010 (2GB, pink)

 

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: Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

Apple 2GB iPod shuffle (fourth generation, late 2010) Review - PCWorld

 

VoiceOver navigation

No way to lock out controls from inadvertent bumps

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod shuffle (4th Gen. with Click Wheel)

 

Apple's fourth-generation iPod shuffle isn't going to elicit any "you've come a long way, baby" accolades, but adding a click wheel for navigation makes it far more user friendly. The shuffle has always been the least sexy player in the iPod line-up—a...

Lowest-priced iPod. Now has on-player controls for easier navigation. Voiceover feature speaks the name of songs, artists, and playlists

Not a lot of storage. No screen, thus no video or photo support. Bundled with lousy earbuds

It's hard to get excited about an iPod with no screen, but Apple's inclusion of on-player controls makes the affordable shuffle easier to navigate—and a better value.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 2011 (2GB, orange)

 

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.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: The Mac Observer (macobserver.com)

iPod shuffle 4G: A Welcome Return to Classic Form

 

Inexpensive, small, easy to clip on clothing (with caveat), VoiceOver, playlists, great online 43 page PDF manual.

The ergonomics of the clip are ruined by the smaller design, hearing the battery level was tricky for this reviewer, battery level light could have been placed better, won’t fit in some 2G cases, 3-way power button inferior to 2G design.

For those who don’t need the features of the clip-on nano 6G, this is a solid, inexpensive, easy to use iPod. The design is reasonably solid, but not outstanding. _______ * My beloved silver shuffle 2G nano went through the laundry and died. It was in...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle (Fourth Generation)

 

The Shuffle is a nice option for gym bunnies or others seeking a simple, stylish music player. Those with more advanced needs will want to look elsewhere, however.

Extremely portable; return of control pad makes navigating music easy; long battery life

Clip location interferes with controls; only 2GB of memory; so small, it's easily lost

Those looking for a super-portable, super-cheap media player simply for playing audio files on the go should give the iPod Shuffle consideration. It's tiny, it offers some great features, and it sports an attractive design and price. It lacks many of...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation

 

The fourth generation of the Apple iPod Shuffle redefines ultra compact MP3 players. Even without a display screen, VoiceOver gives you all the information you need about the song playing, the battery life available and the details of your playlists....

This ultra compact MP3 player provides 15 hours of audio playback

There is no display screen on the Apple iPod Shuffle

VoiceOver, Genius and the improved design make this Apple iPod Shuffle hard to beat.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Display

Display Technology:Not Applicable
Number of Display Colours:Not Applicable
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion / Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No
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