September 1st 2010 1:23 pm

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PC Mag says:

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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. quote


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Critic reviews

7.6
9 reviews
  • Sound quality
    7.0
  • Video quality
  • Ease of use
    7.0
  • Portability
    7.7
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Media support
    6.0
  • Capacity
    4.8

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User reviews

8.5
33 reviews
8.0
Macworld Sep 7, 2010

Apple has backed off its misguided design of a buttonless iPod shuffle and returned to the right path. Throw in the VoiceOver features and the longer battery life, and it’s easy to say that this is the best iPod shuffle Apple has ever made.

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7.0
CNET Sep 7, 2010

The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.

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7.0
PC Mag Sep 7, 2010

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.

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7.0
CNET Oct 17, 2012

The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on-the-go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 1, 2010

The iPod shuffle is a simple and easy to use MP3 player that will require you to have some grasp of iTunes to get the most out of it, but if you've got that you'll love it. For runners, the ability to create playlists...is a great addition as is the ability to access individual playlists.

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8.0
PC Advisor Oct 21, 2011

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.

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8.0
iLounge Sep 7, 2010

...for users who are looking for an iPod-branded device with a shiny new shell and familiar interface, the fourth-generation iPod shuffle is a solid buy—assuming that the new slate of colors and single 2GB capacity currently being offered meet your needs.

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8.0
T3 Jan 23, 2012

...with 2GB of storage and coming in a variety of fruity colours...this iPod Shuffle is the best effort to date.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Sep 20, 2010

The fourth generation iPod shuffle goes a long way to redeeming the failings of its predecessor. Physical controls make a welcome return, without making the device notably less portable or stylish. As ever, though, cheaper, more capable alternatives are available.

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9.0
xruslan xruslan

The greatest aspect of the iPod Shuffle is not the branding, although I am a self-confessed Apple addict. The design is simply superior, in my opinion. Sure, there are cheaper MP3 players with greater functionality (a small screen to see album artwork, videos, etc.) but they are simply not as...

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9.0
MatDH MatDH

Bought for £40 and already love it. The sound quality is good at first and can be better with the iTunes Equaliser. Last quite a while and is easy to carry around and use..

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9.0
aungye91 aungye91

That ipod is very small and still have good battery and great sound quality. Compared to other small music players, that ipod supports voice feature( it will tell you the song name and the artist name). It can also shuffle songs. The capacity is only 2GB and some of you will have difficulty in...

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9.0
TgD TgD

I bought this as a companion for running, as I didn't feel like getting a band for my iPod touch and wanted to easily change songs mid-run. It is a no frills media player that works for this purpose. There was one weird bit of contention. Apparently the shuffle is notorious for not working with...

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