I’ve never been a fan of the iPod mainly because of that the fact that they don’t support drag and drop and that you had to use i Tunes. Nowadays with my ever increasing music library I’ve been
considering switching to the iPod fan camp and this 1 GB Shuffle may be my stepping stone to a 160 Gb iPod Classic.
This player is really tiny ! and I mean TINY ! its smaller than a matchbox and as thin as a match-book (if you exclude the clip on the back). As I unpacked the device I slowly began to realize why some people keep going on and on about the iPod, there’s a certain cool factor to the packaging itself and everything is laid out in a neat manner. As with all models, the number of accessories in the box is limited to just the earphones and USB cable/cradle. The 3.5mm output
socket also does duty as the charging point and data port !
I hesitantly installed iTunes onto my pc and ripped a couple of my CDs to add to my iTunes library. I’m not a big audiophile but the sound from this tiny device is enough to satisfy most people. The highs were reproduced almost perfectly, the mids were clear enough and even the
bass sounded deep and there wasn’t much jarring at higher volume levels.
. Extremely small and light, can even be clipped onto your shirt or jacket
. Easy to lose it in your bag
. Needs to be updated using iTune (but you can crack it now)
. Is not plug and play, ie, has no built-in USB or Micro USB port