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Apple iPod Shuffle / 4th Generation 2010

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Overall 7

Apple iPod shuffle (4th Generation with Click Wheel)

PC Magazine
17 February 2011
  • Conclusion: It's hard to get excited about an iPod with no screen, but Apple's inclusion of on-player controls makes the affordable shuffle easier to navigate—and a better value.
  • Pros: Lowest-priced iPod. Now has on-player controls for easier navigation. Voiceover feature speaks the name of songs, artists, and playlists.
  • Cons: Not a lot of storage. No screen, thus no video or photo support. Bundled with lousy earbuds.
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Overall 7

Apple iPod Shuffle 2010 (2GB)

21 December 2010
  • Summary: The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.
  • Pros: The iPod Shuffle returns to its big-button glory days, only this time around it offers support for playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, Genius Mixes, and a multilingual VoiceOver feature that announces track information, battery status, and menu navigation.
  • Cons: The 2GB capacity can't hold much; there's no headphone remote nor radio; the track controls tend to get pinched when clipping the iPod to your clothes; and the chances of you accidentally running it through the washing machine are quite high.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

14 November 2010
  • Summary: The fourth generation of the Apple iPod Shuffle redefines ultra compact MP3 players. Even without a display screen, VoiceOver gives you all the information you need about the song playing, the battery life available and the details of your playlists. We were pleased with the small clip located on the back of the device that keeps the player in place, and the bright colors added zest to the device. The Apple iPod Shuffle is a device that is hard to beat.
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Overall 7

Fourth-generation iPod shuffle

13 September 2010
  • Excerpt: The Good Return of the click wheel Longer battery life VoiceOver, Genius Playlists Solid construction Tiny The Bad Difficult to use clip without pressing buttons Only 2GB of storage Limited features for the price Design As Apple approaches a decade of iPod sales, starting off with the Classic and progressing to the Touch, the company has taken a gamble with major redesigns of its entry- and mid-level offerings.
  • Pros: Return of the click wheel, Longer battery life, VoiceOver, Genius Playlists, Solid construction, Tiny
  • Cons: Difficult to use clip without pressing buttons, Only 2GB of storage, Limited features for the price
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Overall 4

Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation

9 July 2012
  • Summary: If you’re after a companion to keep you company whilst you’re going on your jog but don’t want to spend £129 for a 6th Generation iPod Nano then this is the one for you. However, if you’re after a music player that is small but stores more than 2GB the iPod Nano would be a better purchase
  • Pros: New polished and vibrant look, VoiceOver feature
  • Cons: Only 2GB
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Overall 8

Apple's fourth-generation iPod Shuffle sees the return of physical playback controls

Good Gear Guide.au
30 December 2010
  • Summary: Apple's fourth-generation iPod Shuffle is a sleek and easy-to-use device, largely thanks to the return of the controls offered by the first- and second-generation Shuffles. The VoiceOver feature is also a big winner.
  • Pros: VoiceOver button, longer battery life, return of physical playback controls
  • Cons: Difficult to determine exact battery level, no hold feature, only 2GB model available, no in-line controls on headphones
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Overall 8

Apple iPod Shuffle 4G review

16 September 2010
  • Summary: Is Apple’s ‘war on buttons’ finally over? After confounding millions with its buttonlesss mouse and trackpad, it seems Apple’s purge finally went too far last year. The buttonless iPod Shuffle of 2009 was small enough to inhale and could only be controlled by a series of cryptic squeezes on its specially designed earphone cable – hardly a recipe for mass-market adoption. Unsurprisingly, it flopped.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Features 7
Performance 7

Apple iPod Shuffle (4th gen)

PC Pro
10 September 2010
  • Conclusion: A polished refinement of a successful design, albeit with a few niggles
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Overall 8

Apple 2GB iPod shuffle (fourth generation, late 2010) review

Macworld UK
7 September 2010
  • Excerpt: I’m on the record somewhere as saying that my favourite iPod of all time is the second-generation (2G) iPod shuffle . There was just something about that little guy, with its clip-on body and its circle of easy-to-navigate control buttons, that I found irresistible. I still have a battered old silver one that I take on trips and use when I’m mowing the lawn.
  • Pros: On-device controls, VoiceOver navigation, long battery life.
  • Cons: Awkward to clip on clothing, no way to lock out controls from inadvertent bumps.
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Overall 7

A geração 4 dos iPods Shuffle mantém o VoiceOver e resgata os botões

Tech Tudo
12 April 2011
  • Conclusion: O iPod shuffle da 4ª geração voltou a ter botões e permaneceu com a novidade da geração anterior, o vocalizador de títulos. Já existem versões mais avançadas do shuffle no mercado, mas ainda assim o player da geração 4 não perdeu seu valor. Ele tem capacidade para armazenar cerca de 300 músicas e pode ser levado confortavelmente preso à roupa. Porém, se você procura um player com alto armazenamento, recomendamos algum outro modelo disponível.
  • Pros: Pequeno., Leve., Resistente., iPod mais barato.
  • Cons: Sem visor., Poucas músicas.
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