Apple iPod Shuffle second generation

The Good The competitively priced iPod Shuffle has a dead-simple user interface with satisfying tactile controls, and its integrated belt clip provides a handy way to keep track of the player. The Shuffle is available in five, metallic colors, and the package includes a cute little syncing cradle.

The Bad The iPod Shuffle has no screen, so there's no way to navigate easily among artists, albums, or playlists. And it only offers so-so sound quality. The player might be too small for some users, and nonstandard USB syncing takes away from its plug-and-go appeal.

The Bottom Line If you like your music playback simple and your device nearly invisible, the second-generation iPod Shuffle will suit you well. But absentminded users should steer clear of this easy-to-misplace player.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 5.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.3 Overall

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Apple iPod Shuffle second generation

Apple iPod Shuffle (second generation, 1GB)

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