Thursday, September 14, 2006

The loveliest iPod yet


If you've been living in a (broadband-less) cave for the past couple of days you may not have heard that Apple has released a slew of iPod updates (along with a new version of iTunes).

All three designs are attractive, but by far the most gorgeous is the completely redesigned iPod Shuffle. Clad in brushed aluminium this triumph of miniaturisation weighs in at just over half-an-ounce. Its dimensions are about as small as you can get while retaining a play button and a headphone socket! It has plenty of room (and battery) to play over 10 hours of music, and the £55 price tag includes an elegant docking station.

It is a superb example of what Apple does so well. I'm still trying to think of a good reason for getting one!
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7 comments:

Simon said...

It looks good, I must admit I would be likely to buy one if I didn't already have my heart set on an ipod. One thing that annoys me though is the new version of iTunes wont run on my x64 bit version of windows. I would get myself an apple computer to fix the problem but I need that money for university like things... although last year university like things included buying a computer (no apple shop in Coventry and I'm inpatient).

Aaron Butler said...

…good reason for you Brett, the gym.

brett jordan said...

The problem with wearing earphones at the gym is that you miss out on all the scintilating banter and encouraging comments from the other people working out with you... OK, you're right... the gym is a GREAT reason :-)

Skep said...

Perhaps Zak wants an upgrade...? You could 'accidentally' order two...

Aaron Butler said...

your children say the silliest things… :-)

…although Aaron on the other hand would love an upgrade!

sky jordan said...

Haha, he called Skep your children ;)

I admit that it's a nice design, but I still don't 'get' it... I prefer being able to see the artist and stuff and being able to choose songs, I guess :)

Tis pretty though, and the tiny dock *cute-thing girly-squeal*

brett jordan said...

Yeah, silly old aaron, eh sky! Regarding the shuffle, I also like having a screen, but if you are using it while running, etc, the tiny size would be great. Also, visit http://daringfireball.net/2006/09/showtime_ipods for the experience of someone else who didn't think he would cope with a 'no-screen' music player.