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Apple iPod Shuffle / 2nd Generation
5.4 out of 10

Apple iPod Shuffle / 2nd Generation

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3 December 2014
  • Excerpt: It seems the king of the mini MP3 players is far from losing its foothold. Relatively the size of a quarter, the iPod Shuffle is still one of the best ultra compact players on the market.
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Overall 4

Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen 1GB

12 April 2011
Overall 8

Apple iPod shuffle (2nd generation)

PC Magazine
19 April 2008
  • Conclusion: The second-generation iPod shuffle is impressively small, and the built-in clip makes it ideal for working out, running, or just casual listening. Its lack of a screen or any extras like an FM tuner—or even support for many iPod accessories—is countered by its impressively diminutive size and low...
  • Pros: Very good sound quality. Extremely compact and sleek. Seamless integration with iTunes. Built-in clip. Sturdy aluminum casing. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: No screen. Doesn't work with iPod accessories that require a 30-pin dock connector. Charge/sync dock is bulky. No extra features.
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Tweak News
10 April 2007
  • Excerpt: In the end, there isn't a whole lot I can is wrong with the iPod Shuffle. It does everything it is intended to do. When in use, you don't even notice that it is there. Hell, my aftermarket Sony headphones I use with this product weigh more than this player.
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Expert Review

20 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Welcome to a life less orderly. As official soundtrack to the random revolution, the iPod Shuffle Songs setting takes you on a unique journey through your music collection -- you never know what's around the next tune. Meet your new ride.
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iPod Shuffle (2nd Generation) Review Roundup

9 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Apple improved the Shuffle by making it smaller and lighter. The built-in clip makes it easier to carry, even when you don’t have pockets. Additionally, the aluminum material has a much better look and feel than the cheap plastic of the original.
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Diminutive player stumbles out of the gate but finishes strong

Consumer Electronics Net
8 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Back in junior high, I owned what I thought was the coolest gadget ever: a radio built into a pair of slim, Walkman-style headphones. The radio itself was the size of a postage stamp, and I postulated at the time that it wouldn't be too long before there were dime-sized "cassettes" that one could...
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Overall 10

Apple iPod shuffle 1GB

PC Authority
20 April 2008
  • Summary: The only issue may be the one common to all iPods – eventually, that battery will refuse to charge the way it once did.
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Overall 6

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Good Gear Guide.au
8 December 2007
  • Summary: The shuffle would serve well as a secondary music player for exercise, but too many limitations - most notably the lack of screen - make it a poor choice for everyday use.
  • Pros: Versatile design, compact, durable
  • Cons: No screen, can only sync with one computer, mediocre sound quality
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Overall 6

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Good Gear Guide.au
7 December 2007
  • Summary: Only minor aesthetic changes have been made to the new iPod shuffle. It may serve you well as a secondary music player, or a device ideal for jogging or exercise, but the lack of a screen and below average sound quality diminishes its value.
  • Pros: Design, durability, new colours, competitive price, good battery life
  • Cons: Only minor changes, no display, below average sound quality
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