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Love it, with two irritations
on March 31, 2009
I've been using the 3rd gen Shuffle for a couple of weeks. I love the design, I love the capacity for more songs than I need at the gym, and even though the controls took a while to learn, I love the ability to skip songs and adjust volume without looking at anything or fishing around in my pocket (perfect for exercising). The Shuffle is shockingly small - I'm afraid that I'm going to accidentally run it through the washing machine in a shirt pocket. However, the smallness is really nice because it clips on my clothes without any trouble. The earphones sound okay (weak bass), but they fit very securely in my ears (another plus for exercising). I love the ability to create playlists; this has given me sufficient control over groupings of songs.
I have two frustrations. First, like everyone else, I'm irritated that an earphones adapter isn't available. I want to connect the Shuffle to my home and car stereo, but without an adapter I can't navigate or pause songs. Second, podcasts. They lump them all together like a playlist of songs, which makes it difficult to find what I'm looking for, forcing me to synch far fewer podcasts than I originally hoped for.
Summary: I love it, use it all the time, glad I bought it, but I'm waiting with growing irritation for an earphones adapter for home and car stereo use.