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76
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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PC Mag says:

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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User Reviews

90
David Brown
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
Motie Weiss
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
Gregory Smith
This is a great little ipod just clip it on and go
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Audio player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio playback time
up to 1520
Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav
WiFi
No
Installable apps
No

General

Type
Audio player
Media type
Internal storage (2 GB) (Flash)
Radio tuner
No

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
No
Photo viewer
No

Connectivity

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No

Audio features

Speakers
None
Audio recording
No

Audio quality

Noise cancellation
No
Frequency response
{"1":20, "2":20000} Hz

Software

Installable apps
No

Display

Display
No

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging) (Yes)
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
No

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Audio playback time
up to 15 hours

Camera

Camera
No

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
Yes (Windows, Mac)