New ipod shuffle review
The long awaited ipod shuffle came out March 11th toted as “the worlds smallest” mp3 player. Apple claims the new ipod shuffle is “jaw-droppingly” small, with new features such as VoiceOver which allows the ipod to tell you what song is plaing with a push of a button, it can even tell you what playlist you are on. It is half the size of the Gen 2 ipod and has the controls on the headphones. The new ipod at the moment is available in Silver or Black.
I purchased my 4GB ipod shuffle from Bestbuy for 99.99 (Canadian dollars.. thats 75$ USD) basically the same price at any store that sells ipods since Apple seems to have a price fix on them. I found the apple overivew to be spot on, with this ipod shuffle being much smaller then the original, the new Voiceover feature worked great and I thought it was an excellent feature. Battery life is that which is expected from the ipod with about 7 hours of battery life. My only issues with the new ipod where this, the controls are on the headphones and those tend to break often (atleast with my previouse ipods I had to change the headphones a couple times due to wear) so im not sure what the replacment value is on these.. will it cost half as much as just buying a new shuffle?. and secondly this new ipod is amazingly small for the features and battery life it provides so small that im afraid I would lose it without knowing or it will just slid out of a hole in my pocket.