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Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

We have collected and analyzed 100 expert reviews and 3604 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 72/100 and users rate it 77/100. The average review date is Jun 17, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 697838 reviews from other MP3 Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 12, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and sound are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the headphones. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

usability, portability, price, sound, size

reliability, durability

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]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2271 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative 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

Dec, 2018

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 : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle review

 

Before the iPhone was Apple's bread and butter, there was the iPod.

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 : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Is the iPod Shuffle too cute to be practical?

 

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. We put the Shuffle to the test.

The ; 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.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle (2012) review

 

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

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 : 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 : CNET staff (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle Battery Pack

 

All you need are two batteries and Apple's iPod Shuffle Battery Pack to add a whopping 20 hours of juice to your iPod Shuffle.

Jan, 2006

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)

Performance

 

Apple iPod Shuffle

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

 

The newest member of the iPod family is a super light-weight, excellent, though screenless, flash-based player.

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.

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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
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: No
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):32

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)

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Green / Grey / Orange / Pink / Purple / Silver / White
Housing material:Aluminium
Volume Control:Digital

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: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 12 / 15
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV / M4A

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

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver
Refurbished:Refurbished/Remarketed

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 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 battery
Bit rate:16 - 320 Kbps / 320 kbps / 8 - 320 Kbps
Channels quantity:2
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.4.11\nWin Vista, XP H, XP Pro / Mac OS X v10.3.9, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Home / Professional Service Pack 2. / Mac OS X v10.3.9,\nWindows 2000/XP. / Mac OS X v10.3.9; Windows 2000/XP / 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 / 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, Windows XP Home, Professional Service Pack 2. / Mac OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional (SP3) / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X 10.5.8+ / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X v10.5.8 / Windows Vista / Windows XP Home / Professional, Service Pack 3 / >\nMac OS X v10.4.11 / > / Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional SP2 +, Mac OS X v10.4.10 +
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.689 x 0.307 x 1.78 / 1.07 x 1.62 x 0.413 / 1.62 x 0.413 x 1.07 / 3.31 x 0.984 x 0.315 / 3.31 x 0.984 x 0.331
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3.5 mm / 3.5-mm / 3.5-mm minijack / USB connector\n3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack\n
Playtime internal battery:10
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB cable:USB / USB 2.0
USB powered:No / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:iTunes for Mac and Windows
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box

Performance

Sleep Timer: No
Type:MP3

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 12 / 15
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

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

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: No
Voice recording: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

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

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 10 / iTunes 7.4 / Mac OS X v10.3.9; Windows 2000/XP / Mac: USB, Mac OS X v10.3.9, iTunes 7.\nPC: USB, Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP2), iTunes 7. / Macintosh computer with USB port(5)\nMac OS X v10.2.8 or Mac OS X 10.3.4 and later (Mac OS X 10.3.6 or later recommended for use with low-power USB ports)\nPC with USB port(5)\nWindows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.307 / 0.343 / 0.413
Height:1.07 / 1.14 / 1.78
Weight:0.377 / 0.441 / 0.529 / 0.547 / 0.55 / 0.607 / 0.776
Width:0.689 / 1.24 / 1.62