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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

8.6
31 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
maxaudet maxaudet

I got it for $30 (Best Buy Boxing Day deal). It's perfect for the gym and easy to use even if there is no screen.

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9.0
ppd8472 ppd8472

All in all my favorite workout device. I've owned every iteration dating back to the original stick that had a rope for hanging it around your neck. Apple truly has so many amazing products, and this is no different.

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8.0
AD11AMJ AD11AMJ

The sound quality is as good as you would expect from something this small, I use mine for the gym and I have some in ear headphones to go with it, its perfect, its small, portable, and will clip on anywhere, its great for what I use it for. The only problem I would have is that it isn't big...

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