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To create the world's smallest music player, Apple moved the controls from the original iPod shuffle to the earphone cord. This makes iPod shuffle sm...Click To Read More About This Product
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A super-compact portable music player with easy, built-in controls on the earphone cord.
To create the world's smallest music player, Apple moved the controls from the original 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 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. iPod shuffle includes these easy-access controls, but you can also use headphones with similar controls from manufacturers.
This iPod shuffle has a 4GB of space, plenty of room to store hours and hours of music”up to 1000 songs. 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.
Apple 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 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 Apple 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.
Stores data via 4GB flash drive capacity
Holds up to 1000 songs
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 KBps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 KBps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
External controls: Shuffle, Play in order, Turn off
Earphones with remote
3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with up to 10 hours playback on full charge
Charging via USB or power adapter (sold separately)
VoiceOver Kit languages
iPod shuffle USB cable
Quick Start guide
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Mac system requirements
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
iTunes 9 or later
Windows system requirements
PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 9 or later
Operating temperature: 32 to 95 F (0 to 35 C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4 to 113 F (-20 to 45 C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000m)
Other environmental features