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« on: March 11, 2009, 05:55 PM »


The new 4gig iPod shuffle

This thing is tiny.



Voice over button gives song name and artist and controls are inline on the earbud cord.

I'm still jonesing for either a 2nd Gen, 2gig Shuffle (apparently now discontinued?) or a 16gig, 4th Gen Nano...or both. Roll Eyes But at 4gig and $79 it a looks to be a pretty sweet deal.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 12:04 AM »

I watched the tour. They didn't talk about a way to back up to hear a song over again or go back several if you felt like it. Other than that, and not being able to use 3rd party earbuds, looks pretty nice.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 10:16 AM »

You've got a bunch of control, you just have to remember the sequences of clicks and holds. Supposedly a lot easier than it looks on paper.  Huh

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3458
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 01:53 PM »

Good heavens! Does that come with a field card? Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 03:03 PM »

No, but a little voice says "press once for no, twice for yes", etc, etc...
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 03:20 PM »

You've got a bunch of control, you just have to remember the sequences of clicks and holds.

Morse Code to control an MP3 player ..... hmmmm   Undecided   Not big on the lack of 3rd party earphones.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 04:21 PM »

There's a headphone adapter, and a few fancy 'phones with the switch thing. Many more on the way 'cause you can control other new 'pods with 'em. Mic built in too I hear.

If you plug in regular 'phones you can still play tunes just fine, but only in continous shuffle or linear mode. Now that's plug n play!
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 11:17 PM »

So, does that also mean that "Less is the New More"..... Wink

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 01:13 AM »

Bought one.

The controls take about 10 seconds to understand.

You only really need the double and triple click to skip forward or backward on your playlist.

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009, 08:34 AM »

I have grown tired of all the generations of iPods and their MS clones and trying to keep the wires out of the way while stuffing ear buds back in, so I went a different route.

Look maw!  No wires!  Ear buds stay right where you put them.  1 GB which is plenty for a long flying session.

BTW, if you are current military, retired military or government employees, Oakleys offers some excellent prices on their glasses.  You don't get all the color and frame options, but the price makes up for it if you are an Oakley fan.

From their FAQs: "The Oakley Military and Government Sales program is for active duty military, reserve, all government employees including local police, fire, EMS and those holding military/government retiree credentials."


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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 09:27 PM »

I've looked at those, but; once you get the prescription lenses in there they are mega-pricey. Nice just the same.

The Bluetooth products, phones, etc., are another wireless option.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 10:42 PM »

I've looked at those, but; once you get the prescription lenses in there they are mega-pricey. Nice just the same.

The Bluetooth products, phones, etc., are another wireless option.

Lasik my friend.  I did it about 18 months ago and I am loving the freedom from prescription glasses.  Grin 

Plus I can now wear cool sunglasses.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 11:16 PM »

Yeah.. I'm waiting.

For what I dunno, but.. I'm waiting.

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 07:05 AM »

I have grown tired of all the generations of iPods and their MS clones
Yeah, and I get tired of the car makers coming out with new versions of their models every year or two. It all gets so confusing. I say we bring back the Model T or something. Cheesy

My iPod is at least 2, maybe 3 generations old and it still works just fine. I'd love to jump in on a Nano and just might but I don't get tired of Apple trying to keep things fresh. Gotta keep ahead of the competition you know. Wink

Sorry Doug but those Oakley's look plumb goofy.  Grin  Cheesy  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 07:38 PM »

Sorry Doug but those Oakley's look plumb goofy.  Grin  Cheesy  Grin

Ahh Randy, buddy, you had to go and make it personal.  I didn't say anything about people who buy the iJunk, but that I was tired of the continous parade of different iStuff so folks will keep buying so they have the latest.  But in deference to the folks who keep spending small fortunes to buy the latest iWhatever product, I will just let it drop.  Roll Eyes

Actually, I am of an age where I go for function vs. having the bestest iPieceofstuff in my pocket.  Goofy?  Not really, but everyone has their own perception.  Functional?  You bet.  No iTunes required, just plug it into the computer and load it up.  I don't have to spend 5 minutes running wires through my clothes to try to keep from snagging on them.  And the earbuds stay right where I put them.

That is good enough for this old soldier.

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