1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

Apple launches new iPod shuffle!

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by josh.p., Mar 17, 2009.

  1. josh.p.
    Offline

    josh.p. Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wirral
    Apple has ditched their 'clip' design and gone back to the original ipod shuffle 'tall and thin' design! They've removed any buttons from the actual device and instead put them onto the earphones...
    http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_ipod/family/ipod_shuffle?cid=OAS-EMEA-KWG-UK_Top_KW_B

    I'm on the fence with this one. I like the idea of controlling it by the headphones, but I think the beauty of the ipod shuffle was it was good for people like my Mum who can't get their head round a click wheel and just wanted a high quality *simple* iPod, and I just don't think she'd be able to use those new earphones :unsure:
     
  2. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    blimey its sooooooo small

    not always sure that small is better though and i'm not sure how robust the controls on the cord will be - or maybethats the entire point
     
  3. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    The other thing I don't like about it (even though I'm an Apple bigot :yes:) is the voice navigation of your playlists. I've got a couple hundred playlists on my regular iPod. Can't imagine the boredom of having Izzy the iTunes announcer speaking each of those playlists. Especially if the one I want is at the bottom.

    Tom :)macwave:... I'll stick with my regular, old iPod for now, thanks!)
     
  4. josh.p.
    Offline

    josh.p. Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wirral
    I definatley agree on both of those points. I can't help but think it looks really boring too. Major let-down by apple on this one I think.... :( (I am shocked that I actually have a bad word to say about apple!)
     
  5. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    Bite your tongue! :toetap:

    The men in the black turtle neck shirts will be after you! :laugh2:

    Tom :)macwave:... sorry Steve, he didn't mean it!)
     
  6. josh.p.
    Offline

    josh.p. Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wirral
    :ROFL: Hey! It's just a drop in the ocean compared to the MASSIVE mistake Bill Gates made... I'll give you a clue... V_ _ _A
     
  7. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    Ahhh... Milennium Edition. Got it! :mental:

    Tom :)macwave:... what.... that's not right?)
     
  8. Claire
    Offline

    Claire She lost the crayons!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,431
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Dorset
    Stephen Fry bought one yesterday and loves his. :yes:
     
  9. Dizneyblonde
    Online

    Dizneyblonde Secret's Birthday Fairy!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,549
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cornwall
    I prefer my little one with the clip as it's so useful at the gym.(when i eventually get back there)

    Where would i attach/put that one?
     
  10. Claire
    Offline

    Claire She lost the crayons!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,431
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Dorset
    I think it works the same way Teresa. As far as I can tell it has a clip on the back.
     
  11. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    its so small you can probably stick it in your ear
     
  12. Dizneyblonde
    Online

    Dizneyblonde Secret's Birthday Fairy!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,549
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cornwall

    Josh put that Apple had ditched their clip design in his opening post so i assumed there wasn't one.:unsure:

    Not that i go to the gym often enough to warrant getting another one anyway!
     
  13. Dizneyblonde
    Online

    Dizneyblonde Secret's Birthday Fairy!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,549
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cornwall

    Not what i expected you to come out with :lol:
     
  14. Claire
    Offline

    Claire She lost the crayons!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,431
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Dorset
    Did he? I missed that! Scrolling back up to check.

    If you look here and look at the side on view you can see the clip on the back though. :unsure:
     
  15. Dizneyblonde
    Online

    Dizneyblonde Secret's Birthday Fairy!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,549
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cornwall

    This is what Josh said.

    That's why i posted what i did :lol:

    Will look at your link and see for myself!
     
  16. Dizneyblonde
    Online

    Dizneyblonde Secret's Birthday Fairy!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,549
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cornwall
    That pic definitely looks like it has a clip :lol:
     
  17. mainecoon lover
    Offline

    mainecoon lover Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,697
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Cornwall
    What do you do if you do not want to use it with ear phones :unsure:. Beth has her I pod shuffle plugged into her Disney speakers.
     
  18. PsychoAlice
    Offline

    PsychoAlice Resident Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Grand Junction, Co
    I love my little 2gig shuffle...works great at work...I also like that i can use the head phones i want on them...i ditched the head phones that came with it after about 15 minutes of use and put my koss headphones in...just more money for apple to suck more $$ out of me..adapter for it...ok but i HAVE to buy THOSE headphones? ehh i think not..
     
  19. Britchick
    Offline

    Britchick Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,363
    Likes Received:
    511
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    i don't like it -it looks too plain. I don't like the idea of shuffles either -i want to listen to what i want when i want lol
     
  20. josh.p.
    Offline

    josh.p. Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wirral
    Woops! I meant the old square one.. you know the way that the clip was sort of part of the ipod? It still has a clip but i'ts not like a badge :unsure:

    I *think* they would use those external controls that most docking stations have :unsure: Not sure what you would do if you have just speakers with no controls :unsure: Apple have completely messed this one up :yes:
     

Share This Page