Monday, March 16, 2009

Apple New Third Generation iPod Shuffle

Even I seldom listen mp3, I am tempted to buy Apple iPod. Now you know how Apple accumulate their cash.

Apple quietly launch it's new iPod Shuffle few days back. iPod Shuffle is getting simpler, is not just smaller in size, is neater in user interface.

When iPod Shuffle first launch, it doesn't came with a LCD display as other iPod does. Some people criticize this expensive 'low end' mp3 player, but I think Shuffle is just nice. The iPod Shuffle fill in the gap for Apple low end iPod mp3 player, fill up the full range product line for its iPod, from low end to high end.

Not everyone likes Apple product, not everyone need high capacity but bigger size iPod. Some people will prefer smaller, simpler mp3, like iPod Shuffle.

The 3rd generation iPod Shuffle not just smaller in size but the interface is simpler. Apple remove the wheel control, move it to the earphone. The control interface is much simpler, but provide more functions. How Apple do it?

Other than the normal pause and play, volume control, iPod Shuffle has VoiceOver function which speak out the song title, I think the design work just nice with Shuffle without LCD display. Another extra function is, you can now choose playlist with your earphone control.

If you do not need extra functions, you can ignored the extra 2 functions and still handle your iPod with the earphone control well. If you like simplicity (like me), iPod Shuffle is just for you.

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