Enterprise Mobility: Apple's $79 Talking iPod Shuffle Is the Latest Evolution in Music Players

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2009-03-11
 
 
 

Apples $79 Talking iPod Shuffle Is the Latest Evolution in Music Players

by Nathan Eddy

Apples $79 Talking iPod Shuffle Is the Latest Evolution in Music Players

Smaller and Smaller

The new iPod Shuffle, compared in size with a house key on Apples Web site, is just 1.8 inches tall and just 0.3 inches thick and retails for $79.

Smaller and Smaller

Packing a Punch

The Shuffle holds a 4GB flash drive with room for up to 1,000 songs in 128K-bps AAC format, and its built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery offers up to 10 hours of playback time.

Packing a Punch

Talk to Her

Using the Shuffle's VoiceOver program, users can hear the titles, artists and names of playlists spoken in 14 languages.

Talk to Her

Green Apple

Apple is also touting the Shuffles "green" features, like PVC-free and brominated flame-retardant free construction and smaller, more compact packaging.

Green Apple

Mix It Up

Located on the top of the device, the shuffle switch has three positions: off, a "non-shuffle" setting and a "whatever happens, happens" setting. Its also known as "shuffle."

Mix It Up

Steel a Look

The iPod Shuffle clip is now forged in stainless steel, and the casing is manufactured using anodized aluminum—available in silver or black.

Steel a Look

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