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So ive had this thing for a month now,
This review is from: Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB Silver (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
So ive had my new little shuffle for almost a month now and am very proud to have bought it. I wanted to post one little review against all the criticisms that ignorant people have posted on here so here it goes..
you pay for what you get, and even though apple is a name brand i am willing to pay the little extra for a name brand product that has few flukes. yea last years shuffle sucked big fat ones but the people have been heard and so thanks apple for bringing back the buttons! Ppl seem to forget that yea u can buy a sansa 4gb for the same price but apple is like the sony of music, and the more you pay the better quality the product is. how often do you see the little sansa players last more than a yr? if your like most americans that would be never..
and as for those people who are moaning about itunes 10 - just download the f-ing thing..honestly..i have windows xp basic and have had no problems with anything. syncing music is not that difficult plz ppl..dont listen to the negative reviews they do not know how to set itunes correctly..if you have something b4 xp you need to upgrade already seriously! its totally not hard and there are tons of ways of doing it for free. if itunes still has problems then find a solution instead of giving up so easy. mine didnt come out of the box with perfect compatibility either SO I FIXED IT - press the help button
as for the clip - yea u tend to press buttons while clipping it but you could have figured that out by looking at the thing before buying it. i am a marathon runner and am obsessed with my shuffle so trust me it is not that big of a deal just clip it and go back to the song if you have to (or turn it on after you clip if your SO worried about it..) are we that lazy that we cant go back to the prev song because its not convenient?
as for being afraid to scratch the device by turning it on - dont be. it wont cuz i turn mine on with my nail all the time and still looks new, and even if it does it wont diminish the sound quality or function any different. you cant see micro scratches like those unless you try so don't worry bout it!
the voiceover is very ez to use..just press once for description, 2x for battery, and hold for playlist...IT IS NOT HARD
the little 3 inch or so usb connector leaves your shuffle dangling lol but yea whats the big deal about this guys? its not going anywhere
and if your worried about whether or not you shuffle is on heres what you do - TURN IT OFF OR PLUG IN HEADPHONES - why would you leave it on ??????
and dont get me started on "you can lose it its so small!..", if you lose this thing you dont deserve one anyway so take care of your stuff
all in all i love my new shuffle and it is a blessing to runners or gym rats. so yea apple forgot a hold button O WELL...for 50 bucks you need to overlook the little things and learn to appreciate what is already there. Simplicity meets style, and apple has not let us down with this one. If your still upset about the shuffle go buy something else, otherwise enjoy
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Initial post: Oct 31, 2010 6:09:41 PM PDT
this is hilarious plus I learned a lot. Thanks
Posted on Nov 12, 2010 8:45:20 AM PST
bless you for the review, you are grounded in reality and can cope with minor annoyances that come in life...if only more people were like that...all the negative reviews had me looking at the 2nd gen shuffle, but I think I can handle this one...
Posted on Dec 6, 2010 9:26:38 AM PST
Scott A. Pietryka says:
Nice commentary! I always find it amusing to read what people gripe about. So many people moan & groan about the smallest things and miss the big picture. Thanks for keeping it refreshing and calling some of these people out. C'mon people it's just a piece of electronics that costs less than $50 bucks, it's not the space shuttle! You add alone has me ready to make the purchase!
Posted on Dec 25, 2010 1:57:21 AM PST
Jill D. Weston says:
Posted on Apr 27, 2011 1:30:52 PM PDT
C. Touchton says:
amen!!! I just got back into exercising and my new shuffle has made it so much easier to stay motivated. love it! Thanks for this review, this is a great product.
Posted on Jun 13, 2011 8:06:22 PM PDT
B H says:
You sound like a Apple Fanboy. Have a 3g Shuffle and love it. You comment on the Sansa is unwarranted. I have a Clip for over 3 yrs and love it. The Clip still works well, thank you very much. It sounds better than the shuffle and has a screen. I can listen to audiobooks and podcast slower or faster. Shuffle can't do that. Plus I can record audio, which I use often in meetings. So cut the crap!
Posted on Jun 23, 2012 7:47:09 PM PDT
Great review! I've used 2nd generation (still use it), but want a backup for an Oregon marathon due to the humidity there...Sometimes my trusty old Shuffle gets damp, and wants to sputter, but if I just stick it inside a clear little Baggie, I can still clip on and control while running. It is aging though, and I became terrified of gen 3 due to reviews. You've made my day, and helped Apple sell a gen 4. Thanks for GREAT info from SC.
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