Written on: 16/11/2005 by timbo (10 reviews written)
It does its job, it plays music well.
The Shuffle is excellent to travel with thanks to its small size and light weight.
It is very durable, I have droped mine a number of times and it has had little effect on the iPod
Its small memory holds it's rating back.
Lack of a screen holds it back.
I have had my Apple iPod Shuffle for about a year and so far it has done the job that I thought it would do, played music. However I can't say (a year later) that I am still impressed with it, as it seemed to get old very quickly compared to other iPod and Zen models. The 1Gb memory is good, but not great as I can only fit about 300 songs onto the Shuffle and for me, this is not enough. The size of the Shuffle is a positive factor because I can easily keep it in my pocket without it tightining my pants when ever I sit down. Overall, the Shuffle is a good buy if you are looking for a small, cool-looking device to play music but the fact that it has no screen is disapointing. I paid 85 pounds for my Shuffle and to be honest the best thing I got out of it, was iTunes which comes free in the package.