If you want a music player that’s so simple it does nothing but play music, the iPod Shuffle might be what you’re looking for. It’s an incredibly cost-effective way to take your favorite music on the go. The 3rd generation may not be the best or most up-to-date iPod Shuffle out there, but it’ll serve your basic purposes. Let’s explore how it works.
Probably the best perk of the iPod Shuffle is its size. It fits absolutely anywhere: wallets, the pockets of skinny jeans, etc. The clip on its back facilitates easy transport and use during exercise, and it’s so light you’ll hardly know you’re wearing it.
One thing that really makes the iPod Shuffle unique is that the controls are not on the player’s body—they’re actually on the earphone cord! Once you get used to them, you’ll be able to control your music without even looking.
The Shuffle’s name is slightly misleading, because you don’t have to randomize your entire music library. Flip the shuffle switch left, and everything is shuffled. In the middle, your songs get played in order. Flipping the switch right turns the player off.
You can also sync all your favorite playlists from iTunes, and have VoiceOver tell you the name of each playlist (i.e. “Workout” or “Relax”) so you can navigate between them easily.If you’d like to know the name of a song or what artist sings it, VoiceOver can tell you with the press of a button. The technology speaks twenty languages, so those foreign playlists won’t be a problem.
So, if you’re looking for an ultra-cheap, ultra-compact music player, consider the iPod Shuffle 3.
||iPod shuffle 3rd Generation|
|Manufacturer Part Number||MC306LL/A, MC306QB/A, MC306QG/A, MC306ZP/A|
|Universal Product Code||885909342181|
|Audio Supported Formats||AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, Audible, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV|
|Battery Lifespan||Up to 10 Hours|
|Audio / Video Capabilities|
|MP3 Bit-Rate||8 kbps – 320 kbps|
|Top to Bottom||0.3 Inch|
|Base to Top||1.8 Inch|
|Weighs In||0.38 Oz|
|Additional Features||Folder Support|
|Supported Power Supply||Internal Battery, Rechargeable via USB cable|
|Type of Battery||Li-Polymer, Rechargeable Li-ion Polymer|
|Storage Type||Built-in Memory|
|Number Of Songs||500|
|Frequency Response||20-20000 Hz|