Ever dreamt about a music player that could fit into your thumb and forefinger; store a huge number of your most favorite tracks and could talk to you? Yes, actually talk to you? Well, Apple has made the impossible possible again. The fresh Apple iPod Shuffle is world’s smallest music player with an attribute to talk to you. A music player and a friend combined!
Before reviewing the tiny gadget, let us have a look at its specifications:
- 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.3 inches (45.2 x 17.5 x 7.8 mm)
- 0.38 ounce (10.7 grams)
- 4 GB storage true volume 0.26 cu inches (4,326 cu mm)
- Stores about 1000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
- Skip free playback
- Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery
- Battery lives up to 10 hours of music playback when fully charged
- About 3 hours charging time
- Charging via USB to computer or power adapter (sold separately)
- 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
- 1 USB port
- AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF
- Earphones with remote and USB cable included
- Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
Now, this looks interesting. iPod shuffle exemplifies Apple’s ongoing ecological development. Let us analyze its features step by step:
This new music playing device is immensely minuscule in its form. With a height of 1.8 inches and a width 0.3 inches, Apple iPod Shuffle is certainly world’s smallest music player. It is not uselessly small; but is rather handy.
At the right side wall of iPod shuffle are located its controls. It is an easy to access control pane which is in your thumb’s reach, and you don’t even have to get your eyes off whatever you are doing.
With a huge storage of 4GB, you no more will have to suffer from the classic “not enough memory” phenomenon. A rough estimate is that about 1000 audio songs can be stored into an iPod Shuffle (4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding). It also gives the option of several play lists of your very own choice and classification.
A brilliant new feature; it is committed to catch you by surprise. It tells you what song you are listening to, whether it is an English song, French, Spanish or Chinese. This feature even tells you about your play lists, and thus enables you to experience listening to music in a whole new way.
When you sync iPod with iTunes in your computer, iTunes read the information of all the songs, and the new VoiceOver kit creates voice information about the song and play lists details.
Multi lingual Music Player:
It comes with a multi language support for 14 different languages. Another astoundingly pleasant feature is the intelligence it possesses. The system of iPod Shuffle can recognize a song’s language and tell one language apart from the other.
On top of the iPod Shuffle is its shuffle control with three positions for three different functions. When the switch is in the middle; songs are played according to their listing. Tracks shuffle when the button is pushed towards extreme left, and iPod switches off when the switch is moved on the right side.
Apple provides few accessories which can be bought separately to enjoy a better music experience. These include USB power adapter to charge your iPod; Apple iPod Shuffle USB cable to sync your iPod with computer; Earphones with remote and mic; and In-ear Headphones with remote and mic to offer the minutest detail of the music you are listening to. Apple earphones and USB cable are included in iPod Shuffle packing.
To make your iPod exclusive, Apple gives you the option of engraving whatever you like to be present on your fashion statement gadget. This is positively a wonderful device made by Apple, with an easy to access controls and a brilliant feature like VioceOver. As small as it is, iPod Shuffle is a must get.
Written by “Seemab”