Summary: You can use any headphones and will not feel the difference, because the button is on its body anyway. You may like the green nature of the player as:
The box is really minute and I especially enjoy tiny logos with text "Start here".
As to the advantages I have already mentioned the possibility to use any headphones, which is a step forward from the previous generation. It has controls on the body, VoiceOver, famous design, colors, etc.
Where Random Intersects Rhythm: Apple - iPod Shuffle 2GB
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: If you are into rhythmic chaos, the Apple iPod Shuffle with 2 GB is for you. The clip-on 1.1-inch by 1.6-inch iPod and 0.4-inch depth iPod is cute and easy. The cutie comes in 1GB for $49 or for a mere 20 bucks more you can get a 2 GB model. I chose the 2 GB iPod Shuffle because it can handle about 500 tunes. I have less than 100 favorite tunes at the present time. I have years until I will reach the maximum capacity.
Summary: So, what should you make of this product? Is it good enough to revive their Shuffle sales? Not really, because you can usually expect a lot more from Apple and this time they have not been up to the mark. This time, Apple seems to have priced it aggressively at Rs. 3,200 but for people who are strictly performance oriented, and not tremendously wallet-conscious, give this one a miss.
Summary: With a new starting price of $49, the second-generation iPod shuffle is an affordable and easy-to-use player ideal for beginners, fashion-conscious teens, Apple devotees, and anyone looking for something small and basic to take to the gym. It’s also a good choice for door prizes at company parties, stocking (or Easter basket) stuffers, and filler gifts.
Excerpt: If you are looking for my review of the Apple’s 2nd generation iPod shuffle, you can find it here . Product Requirements: Device: Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later Mac OS X v10.2.8 or Mac OS X 10.3.4 and later (Mac OS X 10.3.6 or later recommended for use with low-power USB ports) Although I haven’t been an Apple iPod owner from its inception, I have been a big fan starting with the 3rd generation...
Pros: Small size, Ease of use, Charges through USB port
Cons: No display to view artist and song titles, Power button is hard to slide