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January 11, 2005

Not to be content with a 65% share of the digital music player market, Apple has gone and unleashed a new iPod, a tiny, flash-memory-based thing called the iPod Shuffle.  It’s smaller than a pack of gum.  It weighs less than an ounce.  And it has no screen.  That’s why it’s called the Shuffle.

See, instead of a screen, they figured they’d design a flash-based iPod around the idea of the "shuffle" feature, which plays a selected group of songs in a random order.  I think this is pretty cool, but then again I always listen to my playlists in shuffle mode.

Anyway, this little iPod can play your songs in order or, with the flip of a switch, shuffle them.  And, since the larger 1GB model can only hold about 240 songs (the smaller model is 512MB), the whole shuffle thing isn’t too daunting.  The iPod Shuffle’s tagline, "Life is Random", is nothing short of awesome.

Oh, and, for the ambitious, it can also double as a USB flash drive.

Ipodshuffle

As the already-owner of a regular iPod, I don’t really see why I would need a Shuffle, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want one.  This thing would be awesome for mountain biking, hiking, and the other sort of outdoor activities that I do (wait, those two are about it).  Lighter than the iPod, and it’s not like I look at the screen when I’m on the bike anyway…

If you’re so inclined, here’s the LINK to Apple’s iPod Shuffle page.  Good info, but my favorite part of the page is the bullet list of warnings at the bottom (especially number two)

Ipodshufflewarning

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 11, 2005 9:44 pm

    But it looks so tasty!

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