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Good: Size, weight and price.
Bad: No LCD. I've got one that simply no PC will detect.
Comment: I like its simplicity and dedicated volume and it goes damm loud. Its the only player in the iPod range I'd suggest simply cos you can move the songs onto other computers with it. Something other iPods are incapable of. This may not be quite true, but I have done this myself once.
Good: nice size, simplistic
Bad: you wont read this review through because it's anti-ipod
Comment: Well done, reading this youre thinking "hey ive got one of those (am im gonna )"well dont let me stop you. Let me instead say try to look at the bigger picture. What apple have manage to do is take a perfectly good mp3 player ripped it to its bare bones, claim this is a good thing and charge the same amount of money. Firstly the lack of a screen is pitiful, imagine the scene where you lend it to youre friend, they hear a song they like, but they dont know whats its called because there's no screen to tell you.
Whats that i hear you scream " i only want shuffle on my way to work i ca'nt constantly be changing songs" Well my answer to that is, every self-respecting flash player does has shuffle mode which can be turned ON or OFF which after reading the shuffles specs seems almost space age. Having 3 settings for how much battery is left! lots a bit, none; i find this extremely vague. No lcd means no way to ability to display track, EQ, battery, and other "biological" information. Lastly no abilty for radio is a major drawback when supposidly its designed as if "you're listening to an online radio station". And lastely (ohh yes theres more) the battery length of to quote CNET "15 hours out of the Shuffle, which is considerably less than some other flash-based players out there"
If i have enlightened you in any way im thankful and will be happy to answer any questions.
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