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Apple iPod shuffle 1 GB Metal (2nd Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Apple
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  • iPod Shuffle holds 240 songs on 1 GB of storage
  • Download songs from the iTunes Store, import songs from your CDs, and sync them to your Shuffle
  • Thumb-friendly, circular control pad makes navigation a breeze
  • Battery indicator light features three levels--green (full), amber (low), and red (empty)
  • Measures 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 0.55 ounces
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model Number: MA564LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 1 GB
  • Supported Standards: Other Audio Formats, AAC, Audible, MP3, WAV
  • Hardware Platform: Mac, PC
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Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Apple iPod Shuffle - Using either witchcraft, fairy dust or highly gifted engineers (we're not sure which), Apple has created a 2nd generation iPod Shuffle of an almost impossibly small size. Only slightly bigger than a U.S. quarter, this teesy-weesy device packs 1GB of storage space. Enough for up to 250 of your favorite songs! Apple also attached a clip to the back of the Shuffle, so you can wear it anywhere for skip-free music playback. Perfect for working out or just walking down the street. Unit Dimensions - 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 (inc. clip) Unit Weight - 0.55 oz.

From the Manufacturer

The Apple 1 GB Shuffle is the world's smallest digital music player that lets you wear up to 240 songs on your sleeve, or your lapel, or your belt--it's so small you can wear it just about anywhere. Clip on iPod Shuffle and wear it as a badge of musical devotion. And the shuffle's anodized aluminum enclosure comes in a variety of colors.

About the size of a matchbook, the iPod Shuffle measures up nicely.

Just clip it and go.

It comes with a teeny little docking station.
Although the Shuffle comes in a small package, 1.62 inches long and about half an ounce, it still holds a lot of music, and you can count on your Shuffle to keep on rocking for up to 12 continuous hours. Use iTunes to import your CDs, shop for songs on the iTunes Store, and then sync them to your iPod Shuffle. And if you have more than 240 songs in your iTunes library, let iTunes autofill your Shuffle and get a new musical experience every time.

Controls and Headphone Jack
iPod Shuffle pays respect to its bigger siblings with a thumb-friendly, circular control pad that puts the "go" in ergonomic. Click the center button to play and pause, and click the outer buttons to move back, skip forward, and adjust the volume. The Shuffle's headphone jack does double-duty as a dock connector. Flip the iPod Shuffle upside-down and drop it into the included dock. Then connect the dock to your Mac or Windows PC via the USB for a quick sync and charge. And if you're away from your computer, you can charge on the go with the optional USB adapter.

Battery Indicator, Clip, and Shuffle Switch
The battery indicator light displays three power levels with three different colors--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 on rockin' even longer than you do. Thanks to the sturdy, built-in clip, iPod Shuffle goes with just about any outfit. Clip it to your sleeve, lapel, coin pocket or backpack--no matter where you wear it, iPod shuffle speaks volumes about your style and the clip guarantees that it'll stay put right where you want it. Lastly, the Shuffle encourages you to embrace your inner rebel. Flip the Shuffle's Shuffle switch to mix up your iPod's contents--pop follows jazz, rock follows rap, the iPod Shuffle loves to improvise. Then flip the switch again to get back to your hand-picked playlists and albums in the order you synced them from iTunes.

What's in the Box
Apple 1 GB Shuffle, earphones, USB dock, and quick start guide.

Product Information

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Technical Details
Brand NameApple
Item Weight0.5 ounces
Product Dimensions5.5 x 3 x 3 inches
Item model numberMA564LL/A
Number of Items1
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Shipping Weight4.8 ounces
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Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2006
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Customer Reviews

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835 of 873 people found the following review helpful By ZenWoman TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 7, 2006
Package Type: Standard Packaging
My new shuffle gives me the ultimate coolness factor! The functionality is awesome too.
The shuffle arrived in it's beautiful transparent hard plastic box. It is really small, 1.5 inches long and 1 inch wide and the depth without the clip is hardly a few mm. The packaging is great too, even better than the last green cardboard box, and if you buy it from apple you can engrave it with your special message and also include a gift note which arrives in a tiny white envelope with a silver apple logo. My shuffle has my name and cell phone number engraved at the back from Apple in case it goes missing...though I don't think the finder would ever want to return it.

The "goodness" of a shuffle: I had always liked the Gen 1 shuffle too as it was small, and could slip into my tight jeans easily. Every time I wanted to change a song while at the airport in a queue, shopping for groceries or jogging I could just press the raised ring as I knew where each symbol was. I never needed to look at it or to take my attention away from what I was doing. It was light too, so much so that the weight of the headphones would sometimes nudge it out of my pocket and it would clatter to the floor. When I wanted to change the songs I just slipped it into my laptop. I had planned to buy a bigger iPod or even the Zune or Zenvision for my car so I could load my complete song collection (and get rid of XM) or for long plane trips where I might look at the screen. But for the everyday activities - jogs, work in the kitchen/garage/garden, or shopping trips I was happy with the low maintenance easy-breezy shuffle. So, the early pictures of the new shuffle blew me away ...I realized it was time to give away my old my dad in this case, who loves listening to his books on shuffle, and doesn't want a screen.
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270 of 309 people found the following review helpful By Adam L. Safianow on October 29, 2006
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-Clip instead of lanyard

-Docked USB instead of strait plug

-Slightly lighter


-Very compact

-Great looking design and button layout

-Excellent sound quality

-Much more durable (and less flimsy, I always felt like I'd break my old shuffle in half if I sat on it)

-No external cap to loose

-Clip is very useful

-iTunes Sync


-No battery life improvement (still 12 hours)

-Still no screen

-Clip is a little stiffer than I'd like

-Cheap headphones

-Still no FM tuner, mic, voice record, or line-in

-No accessories for it that aid in your workouts, yet (like the Nano)

-1GB is the largest capacity

BOTTOM LINE: At a price point impossible to ignore, this excellent sounding MP3 player continues Apple's great line of electronics. The perfect starter player or for workout enthusiasts. For those looking for a great compact MP3 player, look no further.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By J. Kim VINE VOICE on November 3, 2006
Package Type: Standard Packaging
I received my Shuffle straight from the manufacturer today (took 3 days to arrive to DC from China, according to FedEx tracking). I had to update my iTunes to 7.0.2, but other than that, the device was ready to sync right out of the box. The packaging is exactly the same as the Nano, very efficiently packed, and no install CD.

I'd love to give it 5 stars like I gave the Nano, but my one complaint is big enough to deduct a star: The Shuffle does NOT come with the new, updated earbuds that come with the Nano, but instead ships with the old, round ones with the foam covers. I mean, really Steve Jobs, how bougie is that? Hopefully, this will change with later orders.

Personally, I much prefer the updated earbuds and never got a good fit with the old earbuds. I remain mystified by the functionality of those foam covers. Also, I feel it's a bit dodgy for Apple to sell the new ones for $29 separately and include them as a pack-in for every other new iPod model except the Shuffle. Granted, the Shuffle is the cheapest, but previously, all the iPod models came with the same janky earbuds standard, so to unload the leftovers on the Shuffles now hardly seems fair.

All that said, the Shuffle itself is fantastic. Sound quality is great. The USB-integrated docking system is genius, no more USB nubbin coming out of the player, though you CAN still drag and drop files onto the iPod on your desktop -- just like a thumb drive or regular iPod.

Finally, the design is super! It looks a lot like the radio remote, a little wider and thicker, the major difference being that the Shuffle is cased in alumninum vs plastic. Its clip is also made of aluminum and non-removable.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Rich Stoehr on November 4, 2006
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At a time when most portable electronic devices seem to be engaging in feature wars, it's truly refreshing to see Apple go back to the basics. With this redesigned Shuffle, they've remembered what's important: it's portable, and it plays music.

The design of the new iPod Shuffle is elegant in its simplicity. The player itself is tiny and sleek, with a simple 5-button arrangement to start and stop playback, skip backwards and forwards, and adjust volume. The buttons are so intuitive that they can be manipulated without even having to look at them, a feat most portable music players can't seem to manage. Toggle switches for power on and off, and selecting sequential playback or "shuffle" mode (random playback order) complete this tiny package. A small docking station is included as well, which allows you to hook up the Shuffle to a computer via a USB connection, to transfer music files and to recharge the player itself.

As to function, the new iPod Shuffle plays music, and lots of it. With about 1 GB of storage capacity, you can usually get around 200 songs on it easily. There is no visual display to show song information, no capacity for video playback, and no options to plug in the various toys and accessories that other iPods can do. But here's the thing: none of that is needed. The new iPod Shuffle is a portable music player, and it accomplishes that goal handily. The earbud headphones that come with it aren't the greatest, but you can use whatever headphones you want instead. Playback of classical, rock, or electronic music all sound good, and that's all I really care about in a portable music player.

The new iPod Shuffle looks great and sounds great. It merges simple, elegant design with a good dose of technical wizardry to create the perfect blend of form and function. If you're looking for a portable music player that just plays music and gives you a compact package, this may well be your best bet.
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