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PC Mag says:

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Overall, the second-generation iPod shuffle is an improvement over the previous generation in terms of size, and the built-in clip is a big plus. And not only is the player small, but it's sleek and convenient to carry or wear, compared with the somewhat awkwardly shaped MobiBlu DAH-1500i, which doesn't fit as well in the pocket. The shuffle's lack of a screen will be a dealbreaker for many, but at just $79, the player still makes an excellent gift for digital audio newbies or those who already have a full-size iPod but want something lighter and smaller. quote


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Critic reviews

7.6
6 reviews
  • Sound quality
    6.1
  • Video quality
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Portability
    9.9
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Capacity
    5.1

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User reviews

8.3
52 reviews
8.0
Macworld Nov 7, 2006

Quibbles aside, the 2G iPod shuffle is the perfect first iPod for kids and those who, inexplicably, have yet to own an iPod as well as a worthy second, third, or fourth player for current iPod owners.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 2, 2006

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 ... is countered by its impressively diminutive size and low price.

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6.0
CNET Jan 30, 2007

If you like your music playback simple and your device nearly invisible, the second-generation iPod Shuffle will suit you well. But absentminded users should steer clear of this easy-to-misplace player.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 11, 2006

If you are looking for a miniature MP3 player this is lovely, but chances are you've already got its music capabilities already in your pocket.

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9.0
About Sep 13, 2007

The iPod Shuffle’s not perfect – the 1GB/240 limit is a little low, ... but for exercisers who want music on the go, there’s no better option.

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8.0
The Gadgeteer Dec 1, 2006

Seriously, for $79, the new shuffle would make a great player for a kid. There’s not much on it that they can break. It’s also good for athletes and anyone that wants a digital audio player that both super small and super easy to use.

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8.0
roberto roberto

This is a nice little music player for working out. I like how unobtrusive it is. I personally do not like to work out with cables dangling all over the place, so I recommend the arriva shuffle headphones - http://www.arriva.com/shuffle/index.html - as the perfect companion. You wrap them around...

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9.0
MrHaroHaro MrHaroHaro

I initially bought the 2nd gen Shuffle because my Nano had a bad experienced being left in my pants' pocket while in the wash (still works but doesn't hold a charge). Initially it was intended to hold me down until I could afford a "better" iPod. The Shuffle makes you realize...

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9.0
johnfuller johnfuller

I received the iPod Shuffle as a gift, after years of thinking the device was worthless. Boy, was I wrong. It makes a great secondary iPod, think netbook is to computer as iPod shuffle is to iPod/MP3 player. It's super-simple, and perfect for working out, or as a dedicated car MP3 player....

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7.0
Lindsay25 Lindsay25

Initially I had trouble with this iPod since I was accustomed to having a screen to view my songs. I had a "duh moment" and realized why this was called a shuffle. I didn't need to see the songs. I could be satisfied being surprised! I really like the smallness and portability of...

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9.0
sbiernacki sbiernacki

I love this version of the iPod Shuffle. I think it's the best Shuffle Apple's ever done. The size and the clip are perfect, especially for running/working out with. I love that it automatically converts your Apple lossless files in iTunes to mp3s (I think 128kbps). This is clutch to...

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6.0
RohanBhade RohanBhade

The iPod Shuffle is meant to supplement your current iPod, the target audience isn't the audiophile who wants to carry his entire music library with him, but more for short duration activities such as running. There is no screen on the device and that can make some tasks irritating, such as...

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10
dkmullen dkmullen

Apple's 2nd Generation shuffle is in many ways my favorite iPod. It's an understatement to say that it's light - it hardly weighs anything. It's great for running, working in the garage, etc. because it does one thing well - it plays music (in either shuffled or linear...

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10
Moodge Moodge

I currently own and have owned a number of different iPods. The shuffle has been my choice for working out, snowboarding, running, and other activities. The shuffle is light enough to clip just about anywhere and not feel like a burden. The controls on the shuffle allow for easy music control...

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10
emz emz

I own a few Apple devices but honestly this may just be my favorite! Sure my iPhone goes pretty much anywhere with me but when I need to listen to music while keeping my hands free - this takes the cake. Going for a jog, strolling the grocery store, taking the dog for a walk...easy - just clip it...

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8.0
forkboy1965 forkboy1965

Let's just get it out of the way: the included ear buds suck. Period. Every time I see an Apple television commercial where the character in black is bouncing around violently I just laugh as I know there is no way the included ear buds are staying in place. Their audio quality is...

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6.0
danphan danphan

I use this for the gym so it's a near perfect iPod. I've beat this thing to hell (stepped on it, dropped it, got it wet) and it still functions perfectly. I understood what I was purchasing so the lack of playlist and display didnt bother me. It wasn't until I purchased a 1GB Sansa...

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8.0
Topographic Topographic

It may be the cheapest ipod but it the one I use the most. By far. Great for use while running or cycling. Clips anywhere. Sounds great.

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9.0
halogoggles halogoggles

I love this version of the iPod Shuffle. I think it's the best Shuffle Apple's ever done. The size and the clip are perfect, especially for running/working out with. I love that it automatically converts your Apple lossless files in iTunes to mp3s (I think 128kbps). This is clutch to...

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7.0
mike mike

I would have given this a higher score if I hadn't had two Shuffles die in the span of 18 months. It seems that after a while they simply won't charge (the LED indicator won't even light up).

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