- Brand Name: Apple
- Model Number: MC584LL/A
- Digital Storage Capacity: 2 GB
- Color: Silver
- Length: 7.8 mm
Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB Silver (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 2 GB capacity for about 500 songs
- Up to 15 hours of audio playback on a single charge. This item is compatible with computers, PC with USB 2.0 port; Windows 7, Vista, or XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later; and iTunes 10.7 or later
- Easy-to-use control pad for playing your music, audiobooks, and podcasts
- Support for AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes Store), MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV audio formats
- One-year limited warranty
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Introducing the new, colorful clip-and-go iPod shuffle. Its buttons give you an easy way to play your music. With a press of the VoiceOver button, you can hear the song's title and artist, playlist menu, or battery status. And it holds hundreds of songs, multiple playlists, and Genius Mixes, so you can always have the perfect music for every mood.
With buttons, VoiceOver, and playlists, it's the perfect mix. Click to enlarge.
Easy-to-use control pad for playing your music, audiobooks, and podcasts.
Available in silver, blue, green, orange, and pink.
Design. As beautiful as it is wearable.
Sleek, polished aluminum. Five brilliant colors.
Its main body is crafted from a single piece of aluminum and polished to a beautiful shine, so the new iPod shuffle feels solid, sleek, and durable. And the color palette makes it the perfect fashion accessory. Choose gleaming silver, blue, green, orange, or pink.
Hundreds of songs to go
Never leave a favorite tune behind. Along with up to 15 hours of battery life, iPod shuffle gives you 2 GB of storage capacity, good for hundreds of songs. That's plenty of room for the essential songs for your workout or commute. And for multiple playlists, Genius Mixes, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Goes anywhere. And with anything.
iPod shuffle isn't just portable. It's wearable, too. Clip it to your shirt, jacket, workout gear, backpack, or purse strap, and it stays put--whether you're running an errand or running around the track.
Controls. Right on the button.
Control your music with just a click
It's back--the big, clickable control pad on the front of iPod shuffle. It's 18 percent larger than on previous iPod shuffle models, so it's even easier to see and use the music controls. Press the center button to play and pause. Press the outer buttons to skip forward or back and adjust volume. Click, click, click. It's music to your fingers.
Play it your way
Maybe you're the spontaneous type. Or maybe you prefer a little order. Just flip the shuffle switch to suit your listening style. 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.
VoiceOver. It tells you what you want to hear.
Give your songs a voice
Say you're listening to a song and want to know the title or the artist. Just press the new VoiceOver button on top of your iPod shuffle, and it tells you. You can even use VoiceOver to hear the names of playlists and switch between them. And if your battery needs charging, VoiceOver tells you that, too.
It speaks your language
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 25 different languages. So it can tell you song titles and artists in their native tongues or any language you choose.
Playlists. The perfect mix for every mood.
Sync to your heart's content
iTunes on your Mac or PC makes it easy to load up your iPod shuffle. Just choose the playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, and other audio files you want, then sync.
When one playlist isn't enough
You probably have multiple playlists in iTunes on your computer. One for your commute. One for the gym. One for just relaxing. Sync all those playlists to iPod shuffle, and you can play the perfect mix for whatever mood strikes you. VoiceOver tells you the name of each playlist, so it's easy to switch between them and find the one you want without looking.
Genius comes to iPod shuffle
There's another way to get a good mix of music on iPod shuffle: let Genius do the work. Activate Genius in iTunes on your computer, and it automatically finds songs that sound great together. Then it creates Genius Mixes, which you can easily sync to your iPod shuffle. It's the perfect way to rediscover songs you haven't listened to in, like, forever.
What's in the Box?
2 GB iPod shuffle (silver), Apple earphones, iPod shuffle USB cable (45 mm), quick start guide, and other important product information.
Top Customer Reviews
My initial impressions:
Great little thing (small)
easy to use (hooray for buttons!)
simple, multi-position switch on the top lets you play in order or shuffle. Voice over button is easy to use and works well.
Easy to sync (choose playlists, genius playlists, albums, artists, podcasts, etc...)
Looks good (see my notes about online photos at the bottom)
Long (15h) battery life.
EDIT: A "hold" function has been added, just hold the center button to activate and deactivate, good feature. It would be useful if I had just gotten mine, but I learned how to use it without the feature so I don't end up using hold much.
None. (As far am I concerned, there are cons like "no screen" and such, but if you order this to get an ipod shuffle, not a nano or other mp3 player, you will not be disappointed. I was not let down at all).
EDIT: After some thought and use, I thought of some cons.
$50 for 2gb is not a great price compared to other mp3 players.
2gb might be limiting to you. This just means you have to choose or let itunes choose what music goes on there carefully.
Because the buttons take up most of the front of the ipod, it can be hard to use the clip while it is turned on without pressing the next button.
If you know what an ipod shuffle does, need a reasonable music player that syncs with your itunes, and don't need more. GET ONE!!! I can't imagine you will be let down.
One last note: From all the photos online, you can't really tell, bu this is not a matte finish ipod. The finish is shiny, but not mirror-y.Read more ›
Here's a general list of pros & cons:
-Longer battery life[15h, compared to 10h on 3rd gen, and 12h on 1st & 2nd gen]
-BUTTONS were returned to the unit itself [not on the earphone cord]
-Price dropped to $49, dropped by about 17%
-Another color choice added, ORANGE
-Price, $49 for 2GB, not great compared to other brands
-No hold function, though I hear Apple might add one
-No option for 4GB of storage anymore
-USB cable is 45mm[about 1.8 inches] VERY SHORT
-When the clip is pushed, it's hard not to push one of the buttons
-Buttons slightly harder to press than other models
-Square shape makes it harder to use when not looking.
Thanks for reading, hope the review helped.
I bought the Ipod Shuffle 4th generation to replace my 5th generation 30 gb Ipod, which now has inadequate battery power. I have used the Shuffle for a few days now, since it arrived in the mail from Amazon.com. There are a few small downsides too it, that can easily be ignored. The usb cord that plugs into both the computer and ipod shuffle is about four inches long. It's also hard to clip the shuffle onto my pants without pressing a button at the same time. I don't mind these cons as long as I'm careful not to lose the short cord. I also don't mind pressing a button (usually on the face) while I clip it onto my pants, as it usually just rewinds the song a few seconds, or skips to the next song--which can easily be set back to the original song by pressing the back button.
I really like the VoiceOver feature on the Shuffle. In a feminine monotone voice, it'll tell you what song you're listening too or what playlist you're using. And for 2gb of music, it's not bad, and holds just about as much music as I will ever need. I also like how I can put playlists on the Shuffle, which can come in handy when I want to listen to a certain genre.
I should also mention that I chose the blue color. It's not the same color as the display picture, and is actually more of a smoky blue color--which is still a really pretty color.
I copy and pasted the following from the Apple website for those who are confused on how to use the VoiceOver feature (Like I was). [...]
Artist and song name:
Press to hear current track and artist
Press and hold to hear playlist menu.
Press twice to hear battery status
I was very happy with it for the first 4 months or so, though I do agree that the clip is difficult to use without hitting other controls. Since I knew this going in, that is not the reason for this negative review.
My issue and the reason for such a low review is that it has ceased functioning after I had a long run on a hot and humid day. I was obviously sweating a lot and the device was clipped to my shirt where it was subject to sweat. However, during the run, it started to actually skip between songs and shortly thereafter, the controls ceased to function. I could plug in into iTunes and it would register, but it would not hold a charge. I took it to an authorized Apple dealer for warranty repair and was told that I had voided the warranty with water damage. I explained the cuase and they agreed with me that it didn't look like I had dropped it in water, but apparently, the water damage indicator is in the same location as the headphone jack. What this means is that a device designed for exercise was not designed with enough of a seal to keep out sweat - something I would expect from a device like this.
I spoke with Apple Care about this and they were apologetic, but could only recommend an out of warranty repair that would cost more then the original device. When I pointed that out, they really didn't have an answer. to be honest, I had thought about just buying another one, but if this is the build quality, there is really no point. I don't plan on stopping my exercise - I'm trying to get ready for a marathon - I just need a device that won't quit working when performing strenuous exercise.
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