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Now, wear your music on your sleeves or belt with the iPod shuffle 2nd Gen - a nano player. Do not judge it by its size, this Apple Mp3 player can keep you grooving as long as...Read more
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A wonder to behold from a design perspective
It's small.
Cased in the same tough aluminium casing that Apple uses for its MacBook Pro range the small (there's that word again) MP3 player is a tough little cookie. An...Read more
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stew like performace
The iPod shuffle has long been Apple's 'beginner iPod', introducing MP3 amateurs to the world of portable digital music. Its size and portability have also made it the go-to m...Read more

Apple iPod shuffle 2nd Generation (1 GB)

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Now, wear your music on your sleeves or belt with the iPod shuffle 2nd Gen - a nano player. Do not judge it by its size, this Apple Mp3 player can keep you grooving as long as 12 hours. You can control your play list in this 1GB Apple player with the thumb-friendly circular control pass just like its bigger siblings. If you do not wish to clip the iPod shuffle 2nd Gen on your pocket or sleeve, you can dock it on the docking station. This Apple Mp3 player is perfect for your daily workouts ...

Product Identifiers
BrandApple
ModeliPod shuffle 2nd Generation
MPN MB229LL/A, MB229ZO/A, MB229ZP/A, MB815LL/A
EAN0885909187126, 0885909197590

Key Features
Storage Capacity1 GB
Audio Supported FormatsAAC, AAC-LC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, MP3 VBR, Protected AAC, WAV
Battery Run TimeUp to 12 Hours

Audio / Video Capabilities
MP3 Bit-Rate8 kbps - 320 kbps

Dimensions
Width4.11 cm
Depth1.04 cm
Height2.71 cm
Weight15.59 gm

Connectivity
OutputsHeadphone Jack
InterfacesUSB, USB 2.0

Miscellaneous
Power SourceInternal Battery, Rechargeable via USB cable
Battery TypeRechargable Battery, Rechargeable Li-ion Polymer, Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Number Of Songs240
Frequency Response20-20000 Hz

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Apple iPod shuffle 2nd Generation (1 GB)
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A wonder to behold from a design perspective

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 09/10/11
It's small.
Cased in the same tough aluminium casing that Apple uses for its MacBook Pro range the small (there's that word again) MP3 player is a tough little cookie. And you won't have to worry about scratching the screen as there isn't one.

Instead the front features the players controls (identical to the first iPod shuffle) and other buttons including a shuffle/not shuffle button and the on switch
New and useful is the addition of a clip on the back of the player.
Different to the original shuffle is the way the new player connects to a PC or a Mac. Because of the change of shape and size over the original USB stick styling, the unit now comes with a simple docking station. The cable is of a good length, however it would have been nice to have a little more weight in the base so it doesn't fall over or flap around your desk.
Transferring songs via iTunes is very easy with Apple optioning to keep the autofill feature. With iTunes 7 you can now also choose to have the shuffle autofilled from certain areas such as your main library or just songs you've purchased.
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stew like performace

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Created: 20/02/12
The iPod shuffle has long been Apple's 'beginner iPod', introducing MP3 amateurs to the world of portable digital music. Its size and portability have also made it the go-to music player for exercise and activity.

Last year, however, saw Apple taking a step too far in the shuffle's simplicity, removing buttons altogether from the device and instead making use of the bundled headphones for controls. I found this extremely irritating as I was forced to make use of the low quality bundled headphones included and ditch my better third party alternative.

Thankfully, Apple has decided to include controls in this year's iPod Shuffle, meaning I can once again make use of my own headphones when out exercising. They have also retained the extremely clever VoiceOver technology found in last year's model which announces playlists and track names making choosing music without a screen relatively easy.

I tend to carry just about all my music with me, either on one of the older generation 120GB iPod Classics or crushed down to 128kbps on my iPhone. This made the initial 2GB included with the Shuffle relatively difficult to cope with. I spent a good while fussing over which songs to fill the it with. A few days passed and I found myself repeatedly listening to the same songs. This became so irritating that I decided to make use of iTunes autofill option, the concept of which a control freak such as myself struggles with. After this, however, the Shuffle came into its own. I got into the habit of re-filling the shuffle each day prior to my post-work jog and every evening was treated to a new selection of songs to run along to.

The new iPod shuffle is even smaller than its similar 2006 counterpart, so tiny, in fact, that misplacing it was irritatingly easy. Its size meant that it easily disappeared on my somewhat messy desk. Thankfully, however, I had a lovely bright pink brushed aluminium model which easily stood out once I searched for it. I would suggest keeping it either permanently tethered to your computer or attached to a gym bag or exercise clothes.
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awesome product, cost effective,

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 06/09/11
Right well here goes.
I bought the product as I have lengthy travels to work and i used to get depressingly bored so i wanted a cheap solution for that i had tried a few various mp3 players but the one thing i found with most of them was the headphone lead was loose so if you stepped up/down or did anything it came out and you ended up costly adjusting yourself i can honestly say this has NEVER happened with this.
The next point i would mention is that i always found other mp3 players just werent loud enough you could buy various headphones, etc but nothing was enough any wind and you couldnt hear any music.
One of the most impressive things on this is the quality of the sound for me i had a song on today and when the bass kicked in my ears nearly exploded it really was a booooooom.
Now i could go on all day about how much i like this product it does everything i want it too for a cheap price i paid £18 factory refurbished but the new ones arent much more expensive around 30-40 however i would like to do this in a balanced way so ill give a point that im not so impressed with.
The one thing i would say to transfer music onto the shuffle it can be a absolute pain in the rear....firstly you need the chargin dock, download itunes, get itunes up, synch it with your ipod, download some itunes or other media you may have ie windows media player songs, etc its just a basic drag and drop onto itunes, then transfer your songs onto your ipod and wait for it to finish. To be honest it sounds so much hard work but its alot easier when you get used to it and can be done very quickly.
If my friend said should i buy one i would definetly say yes and just stick with it.
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Ipod shuffle 2nd generation review

Created: 01/09/10
There are many good things about this product and some bad things about this product. overalll i would say this product is better than the 3gen shuffle (I have both and have used them for quite long).

The bad parts which i have found is that it has low capacity (1 GB isnt that much because I use it for storing other files but you use it just for music then it should be alright) and you can only have a single playlist (you can edit the order of the tracks). but i wouldnt really call that bad points though and this still makes it WAY better than the 3gen shuffle. The good points about the 2geb is that it has BUTTONS!!.

I swear the 3gen headphone buttons were disabled, mine are nearly broken and I have had it for less 6 months (I keep my stuff in good condition). ok the 3gen does have other neet stuff aswell (voiceover and the ability to have more than one playlist) but is there a need to have a half disabled robot tell you the name of the artist and the song track when you can obviously tell who it is by listening to the first 4 seconds of the intro. the 2gen also has an extra 4 hours of battery life.


other things which you may need to know.

you can only use the 2gen dock on the 2gen shuffle (i tried the 3gen cable doesnt work, dont know if 3rd party cables work but i dont see why not)

only able to store around 100 tracks

has a 'HOLD' function (hold play button for more than 3 seconds to toggle on and off)

battery indicator is a bit disabled (100% to 30% is shown as 'GOOD')

if you dont normally use the auto fill function make sure you turn it off (its a bitch)

you can reserve the space for tracks and other files on the ipod

you can go to the previous track if more than 3 seconds of the track is skipped (in the 'GET INFO -> 'OPTION' tab and if the 'START TIME' box is checked) the 3gen does not allow this and I had to make multiple playlists to get around this. Its a bitch

buttons do not wear out easily (unless you get a second hand one or your just simply over powered)

you can go to the beginning of the playlist by pressing play 3 times quickly

there is a slight delay when playing the FIRST (and only the first) track. Its not very long but its long enough to make you think 'why isn't it playing??)
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Apple iPod shuffle 2nd Generation Silver (2 GB) MP3 Pla

Created: 30/05/10
I love this little ipod, even though it's been replaced by updated models. I'm really happy to stick with this one, as I don't need a video camera/pedometer/dishwasher on my MP3 player. Crystal clear sound, loads of tracks, holds its charge for a long time and especially great for the gym. The good thing about the new models- the old ones like this are very cheap second hand! My only grumble is that it doesn't charge easily unless it's linked to the computer it's synced with- it can get stuck!
All in all, so worth buying!
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