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Apple iPod shuffle 4 GB Silver (3rd Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 4 GB capacity for 1,000 songs
  • Up to 10 hours of music playback when fully charged
  • Clips to your sleeve, belt, or your gym shorts for music wherever you go
  • Supports AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV audio formats
  • One-year limited warranty with single incident of complimentary telephone technical support
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameApple
Item Weight3.2 ounces
Product Dimensions1.6 x 3.4 x 2.6 inches
Item model numberMB867LL/B
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB002M3SOMY
Best Sellers Rank #98,837 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 ounces
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 9, 2009
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model: MB867LL/B
  • Color Name: Silver
  • Digital Audio Capacity: 4gb

Product Description

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iPod shuffle is jaw-droppingly small and enormously colorful in black, silver, pink, blue, and green. And even more brilliant, the VoiceOver feature tells you what song is playing and who's performing it. It can even tell you the names of your playlists, giving you a new way to navigate your music with the controls located on the earphone cord. Clip a 2 GB or 4 GB iPod shuffle to your sleeve, running shorts, or backpack and take up to 1,000 songs wherever you go.

Clip a 4 GB iPod shuffle to your sleeve, running shorts, or backpack and take up to 1000 songs wherever you go. Click to enlarge.

Smaller than ever at just 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.3 inches. Click to enlarge.

Set to shuffle or play in order, then control from the headphones. Click to enlarge.

Even more colorful in gleaming pink, blue, green, black, or silver. Click to enlarge.

iPod shuffle: The First Music Player that Talks to You

The World's Smallest Music Player
To create the world's smallest music player, we moved the controls from iPod shuffle to the earphone cord. This makes iPod shuffle smaller than ever, and the controls are right where you can reach them. So when you want to play, pause, or skip to the next tune, you don't have to fumble for your iPod shuffle--just follow the cord and press a button.

The First Music Player that Talks to You
VoiceOver will surely be the next big hit on your iPod shuffle. Say you're listening to a song and want to know the title or the artist. Just press a button, and VoiceOver tells you. You can even hear the names of your playlists. And when your battery needs charging, VoiceOver tells you that, too.

Easy-Access Controls
The controls are located on the right earphone cord. With command central strategically placed in this more convenient location, you can navigate your music--and activate the VoiceOver feature--without taking your eyes off your run, your ride, or whatever you're doing. iPod shuffle includes these easy-access controls, but you can also use headphones with similar controls from manufacturers like Scosche, Klipsch, V-MODA, and Belkin.

Your Music Library ... to Go
iPod shuffle is now available in both 2 GB and 4 GB capacities. So you have plenty of room to store hours and hours of music--up to 1,000 songs with the 4 GB model.2 That's a load of essentials for your workout or commute. And there's room for multiple playlists and audiobooks, too.

Multiple Playlists
You've probably made multiple playlists in iTunes. One for your commute. One for the gym. One for just chilling out. Now you can sync playlists on your computer with iPod shuffle, and play the perfect mix for your activity or mood. VoiceOver tells you the name of each playlist, so it's easy to switch between them and find the one you want without looking.

Let's Talk Color
The anodized aluminum enclosure makes iPod shuffle sleek and durable. It's even more colorful in gleaming pink, blue, green, black, or silver. And making its debut: the special edition iPod shuffle in polished stainless steel (Talk about rock star treatment). Even the iPod shuffle clip rocks. It attaches securely to your shirt, jacket, workout gear, and backpack, making iPod shuffle the perfect fashion tech-cessory. And yes, there's still room for personalized engraving.

Multiple Languages
A French love song. A Spanish bolero. An Italian cantata. Your music library has songs from all over the world. That's why VoiceOver speaks 20 different languages. So it can tell you song titles and artists in the correct languages.

To Shuffle or Not to Shuffle
The shuffle switch has three positions. Flip it to the left, and you'll hear your music in a refreshingly random way. Flip it to the middle, and your songs play in order. Or flip to the right to turn iPod shuffle off.

What's in the Box
Apple iPod shuffle 4 GB Silver (4th Generation), Earphones with Remote, iPod shuffle USB Cable (1.8 inches/45 mm), Quick Start guide

Customer Reviews

Gave it as a gift, hubby loves it!
Love to shop
Saving a few dollars on the other type of products just insures you are wasting your money on all of those other products.
C. Lewis
I'd loved my 2nd generation Shuffle, which recently died, and was given a decent burial.
Zack

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

349 of 381 people found the following review helpful By J. Stafford on September 22, 2009
I bought the new iPod Shuffle as a replacement for my 2nd Gen Shuffle (which I loved) which died. I already have a iPhone which I use on a daily basis. The Shuffle is just for use in the gym and when out running.

I have just returned the iPod Shuffle as I have had nothing but problems with it. The first one I bought died completely within a couple of days and was duly replaced. The replacement I was given caused me nothing but headaches and so is now on its way back to Apple. I won't be getting another.

Each time I used it, it either stopped working, wouldn't change tracks or kept on repeating the message "playlist 1, playlist 1..." which was so annoying that I had to stop using it and am now looking for an alternative product.
The reason it does this (so I am told) is because the controls on the headphones are not moisture-proof! Mine died on me during slow jog in which I was hardly sweating at all! So unless you are one of those people who never sweats, this product is completely useless.

I know that Apple are working with 3rd party headphone manufacturers to produce alternative headphones, but why should you have to pay more just to get headphones which actually do what they are supposed to do?
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 23, 2009
I agree with those who complain about the design of the control apparatus (which they call a 'remote') which is too close to the earbuds of the head phones and thus awkward to use. And, worse, the controls may become unreliable or simply stop working if you sweat on them -- and I'm willing to bet that many of us got a Shuffle primarily to use when we work out. But like Mr Johnson says in his review, I've solved the problem by adding a Belkin accessory Belkin Headphone Adapter with Remote for iPod Shuffle which puts the controls next to the iPod itself which, of course, can be located further away from the headphones clipped, say, to your shirt. With that adjustment, I like the iPod, but whoever designed the iPod's controls ought to be fired.

Postscript a month later: Well, the Belkin headphone adapter turned out to be a lemon. Read my review of that product: Belkin Headphone Adapter with Remote for iPod Shuffle. It fell apart. So now I'm using the Scosche adapter and it's working great. Scosche Control Adapter for 3 rd Generation iPod Shuffle.

Scott Morrison
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Zack on November 7, 2009
I'd loved my 2nd generation Shuffle, which recently died, and was given a decent burial. I bought two of these to replace it, as I'm training for my first marathon in January, and wanted a good tempo source, with reliable backup. Both new ipods are being returned today, as the product is absolutely useless for anyone that perspires, and if you sweat like a racehorse, forgetabout it! Being forced to use the ipod earbuds is bad enough, but the fact that they short out and cease to control the unit within three miles of starting, and that the product is obviously intended for exercisers, but will not work for anyone exerting a modicum of effort,makes the product unusable. I hope the rumours of an Apple recall are correct, as this one is not approved for use by humans. On a scale of one to ten, I give it a "w". Please do not buy it and save yourself much heartache and consternation.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gerry on November 1, 2009
I bought this model shuffle mainly to use at the gym. In part because this shuffle is so small and partly because leaving a $79 ipod in a locker its not a big deal compared to leaving a more expensive ipod touch. I owned several earlier models of shuffle and found them to be ideal for this purpose. The new version looked to be even 'more ideal', plus I liked the idea of being able to adjust volume and change tracks using a remote control on the earphone cord, rather than having to locate the ipod.

The shuffle itself is excellent (and a beautiful piece of design). However, the remote controls on the earphones - essential for using the shuffle - are not waterproof in the slightest. Touching the remote with damp hands causes the shuffle to misbehave badly - it constantly skips tracks, announces playlists and track titles over and over, etc. etc. Basically, if the remote gets slightly moist the shuffle is unusable for hours.

The original earphones lasted 5 trips to the gym before the remote stopped working completely. The $79 Apple upgrades earphones I bought to replace them lasted two trips - I was careful to not touch the remote; just being in close proximity to water vapor was enough to break the remote.

Belkin now sells an adaptor/remote for sale for $20 that allows you to plug any earphones into the shuffle. If all else fails I'll buy one of these - I'm somewhat reluctant since this would place the remote next to the shuffle, which kinda defeats the purpose of a remote! If I have to dig in my pocket to change track/volume I might as well have an ipod nano (which would also allow me to select particular tracks on a playlist). So, I've just returned my Apple earphones and bought some Klispch earphones that have an ipod shuffle compatible remote.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ian on October 11, 2009
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I bought this for the gym and running. It works OK but it isn't so convenient for audio books as there is no way to rewind at all if you are interrupted and miss something and want to rewind to hear it again.

Also you wouldn't want to put too many playlists on it as the audible navigation would take some time to alphabetically work through the list to get to one at the end.

My biggest complaint is that after using it for a while -- that is an hour or less -- I am not able to raise or lower the volume. I've tried reloading and that doesn't remove the problem. Only resetting and it seems to reset.

Also you can't use other headphones with it as the controller on the headset is proprietary.

This is an update on 21 November 2009
I have had it for a month now and now the volume control and switches don't work at all.

I should have read the Apple forums before buying. See this thread:

[...]
I am waiting for a Scosche Polycarbonate case with integrated controls for Gen 3 iPod Shuffle (White) to arrive in the mail now which should hopefully fix it.
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