It's an okay sounding player. It's pretty sturdy as it is made of aluminum and doesn't have a screen. However, its size make it really easy to misplace/lose. I've misplaced it several times and I'm an adult. Actually, I don't even use mine anymore. I have more expensive iPods and I prefer them. I have a SanDisk Sansa Clip and I prefer that over the Shuffle for sound quality as well as value.
Can anybody gimme some input as to this tiny funny-lookin' device they call an iPod Shuffle? I can't believe how cheap it is compared to the prices of other iPods, and therefore I wonder just how good it can be. My son has a Zune which has already been "in the shop" once (due to his "big-bull-in-a-china-shop" ways) and I refuse to put out that kinda money again to purchase another device in that big-money-for-me category. So anything ya can tell me about the Shuffle will help. Thanx to all.