If you are great Apple fan, you should know that there is a new iPod Shuffle in town!
Yes, and its way smaller than the previous shuffle.
Lets see the difference, shall we.
First they had the iPod Shuffle 1st Gen, it was big and bulky and it looks like a slim brick.
But it features a USB port when you pull the cap alway from this device.
Than, they had the iPod Shuffle 2nd gen, which is significantly smaller.
It features a generously big ‘Play’ button and it has LED lighting on both sides on the player.
After which, they had the 3rd installment of the iPod Shuffle, 3rd gen.
It is almost the same size as the paperclip and it looks like a rectangular microphone clip, like those used on TV.
I shall go onto deeper features of the device.
Firstly, the device features its ‘clip on’ style.
As like all the others.
You have to use APPLE’S Headset to control the play,back,pause and forward keys. There is no way of plugging in your own Sony’s or Audio Technica headset to play with it.
Press the middle button once to pause the music, press twice to skip to the next song and press 3 times on the headset to go back to the previous track.
You can allow the shuffle to talk, by pressing and holding the middle button of the headset cable, and it will tell you what song is play and what is on your playlist, in that ‘Robot’ voice, like those voice recognition type of thing, you know.
The device only comes in 4GB, and Apple claims that it is able to hold 1000 songs, which is in their AAC format. But in the MP3 format, A rough estimate by my experience is only around 940 songs or even less if you have podcast or other forms of media, like Audiobooks.
Once again, this iPod shuffle is available for $120 SGD at all Apple Stores or via the Internet at Apple Singapore.
(Thanks to: CNET Networks, Stuff.TV and Apple )