To create the world's smallest music player, Apple moved the controls from the original Apple iPod shuffle to the earphone cord. This makes iPod shuffle smaller than ever, and the controls are right w... Read More
To create the world's smallest music player, Apple moved the controls from the original Apple iPod shuffle to the earphone cord. This makes iPod shuffle smaller than ever, and the controls are right where you can reach them. So when you want to play, pause, or skip to the next tune, you don't have to fumble for your Apple iPod shuffle ” just follow the cord and press a button.
That's right ” all the controls on this mini portable MP3 player are located on the right earphone cord. With command central strategically placed in this more convenient location, you can navigate your music ” and activate the VoiceOver feature ” without taking your eyes off your run, your ride, or whatever you're doing. Apple iPod shuffle includes these easy-access controls, but you can also use headphones with similar controls from manufacturers.
This iPod shuffle has a 2GB of space, plenty of room to store hours and hours of music. That's a load of essentials for your workout or commute. There's room for multiple playlists and audiobooks, too. To match this diversified world, you've probably made multiple playlists in iTunes, one for your commute. One for the gym. One for just chilling out. Now you can sync playlists on your computer with iPod shuffle, and let your portable MP3 player play the perfect mix for your activity or mood.
With VoiceOver you'll never hear your music in the same way again. Say you're listening to a song and want to know the title or the artist. With the press of a button, VoiceOver tells you without interrupting your music. It's a simple and clever way to navigate your collection. VoiceOver also tells you the names of your playlists, so you can easily switch between them to find the right mix for your mood.
iPod shuffle is designed not only to talk, but to say the right things. How is this possible? First, iTunes reads your song information, then uses the VoiceOver Kit to generate the announcements for the songs, artists, and playlists. Just sync your Apple iPod shuffle with your computer and it really speaks to you.
After you sync your iPod shuffle, the voice you hear depends on which computer system you use. If you sync your iPod shuffle with a PC or with a Mac running Mac OS X Tiger, you'll hear the English voice included in the VoiceOver Kit. Since Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard have an amazing built-in English voice, that's the voice you'll hear when you sync your iPod shuffle with a Mac running one of those operating systems.
However, like most people your music library probably has songs from all over the world. Luckily, VoiceOver speaks fluent song in 20 languages. iTunes will select the language and best voice for your song titles and artist names. It looks at song data, like the title, artist, and album information, then applies intelligent algorithms to choose the right language. For example, iTunes recognizes the song "Ya Viene el Sol" by Ozomatli as a Spanish song, so your iPod shuffle will automatically speak that song title and artist in Spanish. If you prefer to hear that information spoken in another language, you can change the designated VoiceOver language for that song in iTunes.
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I've had a 1G shuffle for a couple of years. It's been very reliable and very handi to use when running and working out - just slips in your pocket. Never any problems, holds a charge forever and can hold a tone of songs. Easy to download new tunes just plug it in the USB port on yuor computer. If you're looking for an inexpensive player, this is it.