Checking Up The Apple iPod Shuffle
The Apple iPod Shuffle is the smallest and lightest mp3 player in the market today. It is known for revolutionizing the way we listen to music with its clip and go features. It comes in with apple earphones, an iPod shuffle 45 mm cable and a quick start manual.
It has a simple and sleek design that bespoke of its user friendly features. The aluminum surface gives it a durable, sturdy but minimalistic look. It is available in five different colors – pink, silver, orange, blue and green. It has a simple user friendly system. Its small size makes it portable and even wearable because you can securely clip it on your clothes and do random activities like jogging, workouts and even household chores. You can also create different playlist to suite any mood you are in.
Its 2GB capacity enables you to play up to 15 hours non-stop over 500 songs of different genres and Genius Mixes. You can also play podcasts and audio books with this device. You can charge it on a computer using a 2.0 USB. Using your Mac or computer, you can sync up playlists for easy downloads.
The VoiceOver feature is multilingual. It can speak over 25 different languages. When you click on its button, it will tell you the title of the song and the singer. It also informs you if you are already running out of battery.
The great things about Apple iPod Shuffle is its awesome sound quality. Added to this is its bigger 5 button control pad. You can easily click on it to control the music you want to hear. The center of this button is used to play and pause a song while the buttons outside are for forward and playback and also to increase and decrease the volume. If you flip the shuffle to the left, music is played randomly. If you flip it in the middle, it will play songs in the correct order in your playlist. To turn it off, you just flip it to the right side.
Another great feature is the Genius Mixes. It automatically looks for songs that will sound good if blended together and then it creates a mix. It is a great way of rediscovering old favorites.
The things to consider before buying an Apple iPod Shuffle is its non competitive features. The color this time does not share the same luster as the old iPod models. The surface can also be slippery and this can become quite tricky especially if you are multi tasking. It also has no FM radio or voice recording feature unlike other mp3 players.
The position of the button can be a hindrance also specially if you are playing a song and you are trying to clip the Shuffle on. It also has no screen so you cannot see the titles or the artists you are hearing. The earphones don’t fit and stay well on the ears. If this is the case you have to get new earphones or headphones but this Shuffle only supports Apple products and that can be an expensive venture.
The cable is really short at 45 mm. It also has one storage capacity and no ready back up. So you have to be careful in choosing the songs you want to listen to. This also means that you also need to frequently delete and update songs.
Overall, the Apple iPod Shuffle has all the finest features the other older iPod Shuffle has but sold at an affordable price. It is still as simple as ever and now it is back to its classic and well loved design. Although it is affordable, other products have even more technologically advanced features at the same price range. This product can is also safe for children’s use since it has a lock in feature for its volume. It is also ideal for people who have an active lifestyle. You can download your favorite playlist for exercise or long walks.
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