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I finally got my 1GB Shuffle today. The nice FedEx man dropped off a huge box. (huge relative to the size of the shuffle its self). Upon opening said box, I was confronted with 4 things: 1 iPod Shuffle box; approx the size of 4 jewel […]

I finally got my 1GB Shuffle today. The nice FedEx man dropped off a huge box. (huge relative to the size of the shuffle its self). Upon opening said box, I was confronted with 4 things:
1 iPod Shuffle box; approx the size of 4 jewel cases stacked on top of each other.
1 plastic bag full of air; I estimate the volume of the bag to be about 1 cubic foot.
1 box of Apple in-ear headphones; the normal iPod phones hurt my ears.
1 receipt.
One thing I have always noticed about new Apple products is their smell. Apple stuff have a pleasant polycarbonate scent, as opposed to the malodorous stench of fresh PC hardware.
Upon opening the Shuffle box, I was immediately commanded, “DON’T STEAL MUSIC!”. Apparently stealing stuff is bad. I decided not to bother with the software installation, and plugged the thing in right away. iTunes presented me with an iPod setup dialog, and began auto-filling my Shuffle. Because I am on an old iBook, the process took quite a while. I would say about half and hour passed before the Shuffle was full up. Plugging in my headphones, I pressed play.
The sound quality on this little thing is astounding! Crisp, clear, full sound. This thing doesn’t skimp when it comes to sheer audio power. One thing I did notice was some interference coming through before the music started playing.
I was worried that the Shuffle would feel too light and flimsy. I am pleased to tell you that the device has a reassuring weight to it. Not too heavy, not too light.
Over all, I give the Shuffle a 5 out of 5 stars. This thing is great. Go buy one… NOW!

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  1. Mine arrived yesterday (1 GB). Too cool for school… Sound quality is great, and it is amazingly light. The problem has been getting it out of my son’s ears!

  2. What are the dimensions of the box and the weight of it all (iPod + box). I really want to know weather I’ve got one for Chrismas.

    Thanks

    Chris

  3. What are the dimensions of the box and the weight of it all (iPod + box). I really want to know weather I’ve got one for Chrismas.

    Thanks

    Chris

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  5. I got one of these as a gift and took it back.

    What a waste of time and effort compared to a real IPod or Nano. I’m calling this one the IPod Cripple and still do not understand why anyone would want it.

    If anyone can explain why this thing has any sort of advantage over a real IPod, I’ll listen, but I sure don’t see it.

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