Apple recently released the new iPod shuffle. So 2G is out and that means mine is already obsolete. I haven’t used my shuffle to its maximum since I bought an iPod touch a few months after it was given to me as a birthday gift. Nevertheless, I would still hold on to it because of its ‘sentimental value’. This also reminds me that I should sync it with my MB. I haven’t. Still. Haha.
So what’s changed with the new iPod shuffle?
1. It got even smaller. According to Apple, it is the world’s smallest music player and its vital statistics are 1.8 inches tall, 0.7 inches wide, 0.3 inches thin and weighs 10.7 grams. Wow! Can you still handle it?
2. The controls are located on the right earbud cord. Like that of a Nokia cellphone? I’m not impressed. I would still want to hold the iPod when I need to change a music track. The standard Apple earphones are sleeker.
3. VoiceOver feature – it just says the right thing and it comes right from iTunes seamless integration with the iPod. See more of this awesome feature here. Much more: the VoiceOver speaks 14 languages!
4. Larger room for more songs with the 4GB storage capacity. This is great considering how small the iPod is.
5. The body is made of stainless steel and with anodized aluminum case that comes in two color variants – silver and black. Is this correct? Or the body is really made of anodized aluminum? Hmnnn…reminds me of “unibody” thingy.
6. This is much cooler than the VoiceOver: Shuffle. Straight. Stop. Shuffle – flip the iPod to the left, and your music shuffles for a “whatever happens, happens” flow. Straight – flip it to the middle, and your songs play in order. Stop – flip to the right and it turns off automatically. Cool!