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Photos: Apple iPod Shuffle

We finally got our hands on the iPod Shuffle, <i>and</i> we've managed not to lose it...yet.

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As of this writing, the Apple iPod Shuffle holds the title of the world's smallest MP3 player.
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The MobiBlu Cube2 is the smallest MP3 player with a screen, but the screenless Shuffle is even smaller.
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It's best to always use the belt clip. The Shuffle is easy to misplace, but if you keep it clipped onto something constantly, you'll be less likely to lose it.
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With the Shuffle, Apple includes a tiny syncing cradle for transferring tunes from the computer. It's cute, but we miss the first-generation Shuffle's built-in USB interface.
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The Shuffle's five-way control pad is nicely laid out and satisfyingly tactile.
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Apple shrank the Shuffle more than 30 percent from its first incarnation to fit it into its new, ultracompact body.
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Gotta have that iconic iPod branding.
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Just like a Micro Machine, the iPod Shuffle could easily be concealed in your closed fist. Don't let small children play with it; this player's definitely a choking hazard.
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The Shuffle is plenty thin, but the built-in belt clip adds some girth. Two switches are housed on the bottom of the device: a power button and a shuffle/repeat key.
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Unless, of course, you look like this.
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If a tiny iPod is what you're after, you're sure to find a Shuffle that suits you.
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But before you run out and buy one for the lady in your life, be sure she doesn't prefer black.

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