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Quagmire
2005-03-10, 16:27
While I already have a 20 GB iPod I am considering buying a shuffle for school use. I want something that doesn't stand out when in school while not listening to it. The 20 GB iPod is of course big and can stick out in pocket. While the shuffle is small and people can think it is gum. So that leaves my 20 gig iPod as a stereo with the sound dock. But, then again it is in the sound dock most of the time. Should I buy the shuffle?

Franz Josef
2005-03-10, 16:35
err, yes.

sildani
2005-03-10, 17:41
Shuffle is pretty good for working out, too

Wrao
2005-03-10, 17:44
You can buy it, but do not eat it



(I wanted to post a screen grab of that hilarious quote from apple's shuffle page, but they have removed it :( )

That said, the shuffle is kinda like the iPod for an iPod. In that, the iPod is the star destroyer and the shuffle is a ti-fighter. "no fighter that small could make it out this far alone"... which is to say, the shuffle must have gotten lost on part of a convoy or something. I have a 40 GB myself, and I could see myself jumping for a shuffle, I'd still use the iPod in the car, and on plane rides and stuff, but for gym use, or just walking around, shuffle seems way more logical. That said, I am also in the market for a new phone, and one of those iTunes phones may very well be it, with 512 RAM and a nice big color screen, it's pretty perfect if you ask me, since I always carry my phone with me anyway.

zac
2005-03-10, 18:00
You can buy it, but do not eat it



(I wanted to post a screen grab of that hilarious quote from apple's shuffle page, but they have removed it :( )


http://www.weks.net/donoteat.png ;)

Bryson
2005-03-10, 18:03
I was thinking of getting one to uses as a USB thumbdrive...I keep losing the cheap ones, maybe the fact that it's an iPod will make me a bit more aware of where I left it....

Wrao
2005-03-10, 18:17
http://www.weks.net/donoteat.png ;)

I really appreciate the fact that you registered just to show me that. Unfortunately it was from a windows based computer and the resolution is poor, but thanks none the less :)

Quagmire
2005-03-10, 21:29
I am going to the apple store tomorrow to buy the 1 GB model. Only question I have is when I turn it off, does it still use battery life like the rest of the iPod family?

torifile
2005-03-10, 21:38
I've had the same thought myself. I don't *need* one b/c I've got a 40giger already. But it would be nice to take to the gym...

MCQ
2005-03-10, 22:54
You could get a Super Shuffle instead! *cough* rip-off *cough*

http://playlistmag.com/news/2005/03/10/luxpro/index.php

http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/03/10/supershuffle.jpg

Bryson
2005-03-11, 06:09
You could get a Super Shuffle instead! *cough* rip-off *cough*

http://playlistmag.com/news/2005/03/10/luxpro/index.php

http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/03/10/supershuffle.jpg

Is that for real? Surely Apple's lawyers are sharpening their pointy things as we speak?

Mac+
2005-03-11, 07:37
what a blatant rip off that thing is ... sheesh - :mad:

oh ... and, FM tuner on a screenless iPod - great :rolleyes:

Franz Josef
2005-03-11, 08:50
Is that for real? Surely Apple's lawyers are sharpening their pointy things as we speak?

This is the embodiment of "The Tort of Passing-Off" if you'll excuse the lawyer speak. I hope Apple tear them apart - it's too brazen for words. It even weighs the same !!

sildani
2005-03-11, 09:45
This has got to be a big joke, I don't believe it.

Paul
2005-03-11, 11:02
I'd like to see the pricing for it...

The shuffle does not have a clock to keep track of so there is no battery usage when it is off.

Baylor8306
2005-03-11, 11:59
looks like apple lawyers already got to them:
http://www.luxpro-corp.com/e_575d.htm

Luca
2005-03-11, 12:05
Hmm, I did a search for "Super Shuffle" and found this: http://hightechmagazine.com/ManageArticle.asp?C=200&A=6039

Philips is apparently about to pull out of the 20-40 Gig audio hard disk jukebox market to focus on personal video players. It will however launch a pair of small capacity hard disk players later in the year both of which boast an innovative feature.

The HDD095 and HDD093 are small models with a 3 Gigabyte hard disk, ten hours of battery life and MP3 and WMA playback. The only difference is that the 095 features a colour screen. They both however boast a cool feature called Like Music. If you press the Like Music button when a track is playing the software scans the tracks on your hard disk to find other music in the same vein.

Apparently it uses 40 different criteria to compile a playlist of 20 tracks taking into account the music's tempo, the instruments on it and its beat. There was no working demo of the software, but Philips claims it is smart enough to ensure you don't just get a load of tracks by the same artists. The players will debut in late summer for under 200.

That'd be cool. Wonder how well it would work?

Bryson
2005-03-11, 12:51
looks like apple lawyers already got to them:
http://www.luxpro-corp.com/e_575d.htm

Why does that indicate the lawyers have got to them? Looks exactly the same to me.

Luca
2005-03-11, 12:53
It was down for a while. Guess it's back up, though I couldn't find a picture of the shuffle clone.

Bryson
2005-03-11, 12:58
Hang on... it is down...my cache was fooling me.

I've grabbed the image though, for future study.

Quagmire
2005-03-11, 16:26
Well I just got back from the apple store with my 20 GB iPod's son. No problems with it so far * knocks on wood. I will have pic soon. :D