Apple iPod shuffle 1 GB New Pink (2nd Generation) OLD MODEL

Apple iPod shuffle 1 GB New Pink (2nd Generation) OLD MODEL
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Product Description

Get a 1GB, up to 240 songs iPod shuffle in the all-new vibrant pink color. Clip it to your sleeve, your belt, or your gym shorts for a little music wherever you go. Intuitive controls let you listen without looking: play, pause, move back, skip forward, and shuffle at the touch of a button. And if you think that's easy, wait till you see how iPod shuffle works with iTunes. Just drop iPod shuffle into its included dock, and with just one click, iTunes can automatically fill it with your favorite music. Built-in clip Automatic syncing with iTunes Audio formats supported - AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), WAV, and AIFF System Requirements - iTunes 7.7 or later, USB 2.0 port, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later Unit Dimensions - 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 (including clip) Unit Weight - 0.55 oz.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #144 in Consumer Electronics
  • Size: 1 GB
  • Color: Pink
  • Brand: Apple
  • Model: MB811LL/A
  • Dimensions: 3.00" h x 3.40" w x 1.60" l, 1.00 pounds

Features

  • 1 GB capacity for 240 songs
  • Up to 12 hours of music playback when fully charged
  • Clips to your sleeve, belt, or your gym shorts for music wherever you go
  • Supported audio formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Measures 1.07 x 1.62 x 0.41 inches (H x W x D), weighs .55 ounces

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Product Description--Posted September 9, 2008 The smallest, most wearable digital music player in the world now comes in three new colors. Get a 1 GB, 240-song iPod shuffle or a 2 GB, 500-song iPod shuffle--available in original silver and all-new, vibrant blue, green, and pink. Clip it to your sleeve, your belt, or your gym shorts for a little music wherever you go. Intuitive controls let you listen without looking: play, pause, move back, skip forward, and shuffle at the touch of a button. And if you think that's easy, wait until you see how iPod shuffle works with iTunes. Just drop iPod shuffle into its included dock, and with just one click, iTunes can automatically fill it with your favorite music.
Clip the shuffle to your sleeve, your belt, or your gym shorts for a little music wherever you go. Click to enlarge.
Intuitive controls let you listen without looking: play, pause, move back, skip forward, and shuffle at the touch of a button. Click to enlarge.
Mix up your music with a flip of the shuffle switch. Click to enlarge.
The smallest, most wearable digital music player in the world now comes in three new colors. Click to enlarge.

Clip on and Rock Out in Three New Colors

Clip Thanks to a built-in clip, iPod shuffle goes with anything. Clip it to your sleeve, your running shorts, or your jacket. No matter where you wear it, iPod shuffle speaks volumes about your style. Controls iPod shuffle pays respect to its bigger siblings with a circular control pad that puts the "go" in ergonomic. Click the center button to play and pause. Click the outer buttons to move back, skip forward, and adjust the volume. iPod shuffle is so easy to use, you can control it with one hand--even without looking. Battery Indicator Green means go, amber means you're low, and red means you've almost hit zero. But with up to 12 hours of battery life, iPod shuffle may keep rocking even longer than you do. Shuffle Switch Whatever happens, happens. Mix up your music with a flip of the shuffle switch. Flip it again to play your handpicked playlists, workout mixes, and albums in the order you synced them with iTunes. Dock Connector iPod shuffle comes with a dock that makes it easy to connect to your Mac or PC for a quick charge or sync. Add a playlist or let iTunes autofill your iPod shuffle with songs chosen randomly from your music library. You'll always be surprised by what it picks. Put a Little Music On--Then Take Off It's easy to wear, easy to use, and remarkably small--which makes a huge difference at the gym, on a run, or on the go. Reduced Environmental Impact iPod shuffle embodies Apple's continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:
  • PVC-free headphones
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
What's in the Box iPod shuffle, earphones, dock, quick start guide

Customer Reviews

Great Sound Quality, Limited Functionalty, and Expensive3 BACKGROUND: I am an experienced mp3 player user, and my current other unit is a SanDisk Sansa Clip 2 GB MP3 Player (Black). I bought a silver 1 Gb iPod Shuffle primarily to use at the gym; however, I will also comment about general usage as well. This is also the only Apple device that I have owned of any kind. SETUP: There are two things to note about the setup process for the iPod Shuffle. Neither of them is complicated, but they are annoying. Unlike most other mp3 players that use a mini-USB cable for charging and transferring music, the Shuffle requires the use of a proprietary docking station. As such, I wasn't able to reuse any of the myriad of mini-USB cables that I have from other devices. So you either have to buy a second docking station or take the one that comes with the Shuffle with you for charging away from home. The other thing about the Shuffle that I found frustrating was that you are limited to using iTunes for music transfer. Further, you can only transfer music from a single computer. This is a very restrictive requirement for such a low end device. Finally, I was surprised by how slow iTunes is. Believe me; the last thing I expected was for iTunes to perform slower (by a significant amount) that Windows Media Player. I am no Microsoft lover or apologist by any means (I actually prefer Linux). SOUND QUALITY: This is the area where I give the Shuffle its best marks. The sound is great whether I am playing m4p formats from iTunes or mp3s that I have ripped from CDs or purchased elsewhere. It is equal in dynamics and range to my Sansa Clip, and it even sounds good plugged into the AUX jack for my car stereo. Of note, however, I am not using the headphones that came with the Shuffle. I have never thought of myself as having small ears, but I found that the headphones that come with the Shuffle seem rather large and hurt my ears immediately after putting them on. For my workouts, I am using a pair of Skullcandy Buds Ink'd Earbuds - Dark Gray because they are inexpensive, and the in ear style have a secure fit while active. While these ear buds will not win any awards, the Shuffle still sounds good even using these. USAGE/NAVIGATION: This is the area where the Shuffle is way behind the competition. Without a display, you essentially have one giant playlist that is in the order that you put songs on the device. You can either play straight through the list, or you can "shuffle" your music. However, I noticed that between 30 and minute minutes into shuffling, the first song gets repeated. This was with over four and a half hours of music on the device. Unlike every other CD or mp3 player that I have ever had, I was surprised to find that the Shuffle repeats songs before going through the entire list. If you decide that want to find a specific song, best of luck to you. You have skip and reverse navigation, and you'll need a good memory of what order you synced things to your device. Ultimately it is not worth it to try to use the Shuffle this way. It seems that it is really geared toward the gym/active user who doesn't need a lot of control over their music. With this in mind, I can hardly see the point of even having a unit larger than 1 Gb. It would seem to make sense to have a 512k offering to better match the functionality. In short, it's great for working out, but it would be extremely frustrating to use this as your portable music collection. OPTIONS: Really, the only option that you have on the device itself is the toggle between continuous or shuffle play. From iTunes, you can update the software for the Shuffle and change a few settings that most people won't alter from their defaults. COST: You are paying a premium for the Apple name, but you probably already knew that. Creative and SanDisk both have competing offerings with more functionality at a lower price. CONCLUSION: The iPod Shuffle as an expensive offering that really only makes sense to a specific subset of mp3 player users. While the sound quality is good, it is really only for brand loyalists looking for a player to use at the gym. Simple but compact and excellent5 I picked the Shuffle for my wife because she wanted an simple music player, had no interest in pictures or videos, and needed a device that was easy to sync with straightforward software. I have experience with several MP3 players used on Windows platforms, and I knew she would be frustrated with the downloading issues. The Shuffle works perfectly. It is easy to sync with iTunes, it is very compact and can be clipped to a T-shirt, it holds plenty of music for her purposes, and the sound quality is great. If you want just music, a compact device, and simple operations, the Shuffle is for you. The 2GB Shuffle - Finally a Larger Starter MP3 Player from Apple!!!4
Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB Silver (2nd Generation)


Apple's iPod Shuffle finally has a higher-capacity big brother.
This compact MP3 player was always great for active users who enjoy
working out, running or music listening on the go. The new 2GB model
offers consumers an Apple version of capacity the competition has been
offering for a year. Great as a gift, extra player, or exercise
companion.

Pros

- New 2GB provides better capacity at a lower price per gigabyte!!!!

- Enlarged capacity allows for more song storage and less swapping in iTunes!

- Compact and functional design

- Nicely integrated clip - No case needed!

- Nice battery performance for long use

- Great family of Apple accessories

- Great for those already used to iTunes

- iTunes also good for inexperienced MP3 users

- Included in-ear headphones are great for a starter pair

- Same great color options (silver, green, purple, blue)

- Highly durable player

- Apple brand and reputation


Cons

- Still a premium price compared to competing players in total $ terms

- Competing products offer more features, including fm radio and voice recording

- No screen to view track names

- Difficult to control / select tracks via playlists

- Proprietary dock / jack for syncing

- No expandability

- Limited native file format support in iTunes (MP3, AAC)

- No drag and drop music control

- Non iTunes fans are still forced to deal with software limitations


The Form Factor


The long awaited 2 gigabyte iPod Shuffle has the same body that has
captured a large audience of fans. Size has always been the iPod
shuffle's greatest asset. The integrated clip is no doubt its second
greatest asset. Big intuitive buttons make fast learners out of new
users.


This unit works fine with no extra case, though there are still
case options. The composite case comes in one of several popular color
options, including silver, blue, green and purple.

Apple's proprietary headphone jack is still used for syncing. Most
competing players use a standard USB B port. Still a great overall
design.


Durability


Apple deserves points for the more durable player in this group.
Even with the composite body, these guys do hold up to a lot of abuse.
Creative's failure rates are too high, but Sandisk's Clip is gaining
ground in this area.


Capacity


The 2GB is LONG OVERDUE!!! Amazon's long wait times will surely have some going to Apple stores.


The 1GB size was Apple's only option for a LONG time. The market
has been flooded with 2GB players from the competition, as well as
shuffle lookalikes. Still, as Apple finally ups their size, Sansa now
offers the Clip in a 4GB size, though with long backorder waits.
SanDisk Sansa Clip 4 GB MP3 Player (Silver) Still, expanding options
makes the current starter MP3 market very good for consumers right now.


Creative Zen Stone Plus 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)

SanDisk Sansa c150 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)

SanDisk Sansa Express 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)

SanDisk SDMX7-2048 Sansa c250 2 GB MP3 Player

SanDisk Sansa Clip 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)


Features and Software


Competing players over simple screens for track viewing as well as
FM radio and voice recording. The Zen Stone Plus by Creative and the
Sandisk Clip each offer all three features at better price points.
Apple's reliability and brand loyalty has allowed the shuffle to
survive with limited features.


Competing players also offer drag and drop syncing using standard
USB cables or, in the case of the Sansa Express, via direct USB. Apple
still requires the proprietary dock.


It still seems excessive to have to use iTunes software to sync 2GB
of songs. Competing players have even worse software, but allow you to
drag and drop files on these devices like USB thumb drives.


iTunes is both a curse and a blessing, depending on your point of
view. For those who are used to iTunes or totally new to MP3s, the
interface can be a great plus. For anybody who wants more direct
control over their music collection, some of the features within iTunes
can become burdensome. Not to mention, it seems every week iTunes
requires a new software update.


Once again, if you LOVE Apple and iTunes, or if you are totally new to MP3s the software will still be a net plus for you.


For those that care about file options, Apple's software allows
only limited MP3 and AAC music formats. You can easily convert other
formats to these, but be aware of the limits. This is only a negative
for those really loyal to a certain file format, such as the growing
group of WMA users. Having to have 2 format copies of all your music
can really hurt as your collection grows.


Sound


The sound this unit produces is pretty good though not great. While
I still feel the first generation shuffle sounded much better, the
tradeoff was worth the smaller size.

Cost


The shuffle's price has finally come down to about $65 for 2GB or
$50 for 1GB. While not a bargain, this price makes the sting much less
painful for Apple loyalists. The dollar per gigabyte cost is at least
approaching that of competing players. The absolute dollar cost is
still a premium when you factor in features.

Players like the Sansa Clip continue to offer more features at this
capacity. If you want a small player and you are open to brands beyond
Apple, your options continue to expand. The Creative Stone Plus, Sansa
Clip, and new models from Samsung and Sony are all worth a look.


Once again, Apple's reputation is well deserved. This model still
requires you to pay a premium for it, though a slightly shrinking
premium. :-D


Conclusion


If you must have Apple and need a small player for high impact
workouts, this new 2GB shuffle is it. If you and can afford it,
stepping up to the Apple iPod Nano 4GB will cost you $140 but gives you
twice the capacity and video. Still, if you're not an Apple die-hard,
the Sansa Clip and other options deserve serious consideration.


Research your options and choose the player that's right for you. Overall this is a good player at an improved price.


Enjoy!!!