Saturday, December 30, 2006

Shufflicious

I couldn't resist. I finally bought a Shuffle about three weeks ago. When Apple first introduced the new Shuffle, I was reluctant to buy it due to its small 1GB capacity and no screen display. But it's been perfect for me and the battery life is amazing! My old Archos Gmini has a 20GB capacity but use to cark on me after 3-4 hours. Not even a full work day. I haven't managed to drain my Shuffle on a day out yet.


The problem I have with the Shuffle though, isn't the lack of a screen or its small capacity. It's the lack of a Hold button! Having fat fingers, made even more uncoordinated by gloves, I have a bad habit of accidentally skipping to the next track. Which isn't such a big deal, but the tracks I listen to are DJ sets ranging from an hour to two hours in length. The Shuffle's fast tracking functionality is pretty crappy and it'd take too long to get back to where I was. Apart from that, I'm a happy consumer with the Shuffle. Have to admit though, I spent a lot of time in the Apple store steeling my nerves and convincing myself to buy it. Just the thought of having to deal with Apple support again if anything goes wrong put me off.

6 comments:

Dalibor said...

shuffle-shmuffle ... you need 80G or nothing ... i have all my "romantic movies" on it ...

reenie said...

Isn't the screen too small to watch "romantic movies"? Can't see all the money shots properly :P

reenie said...

PS: An 80GB iPod is also GBP$259!! Feel free to be my Sugadaddy Daliborus :)

Dalibor said...

my "romantic movies" have midgets in them ... they can fit the screen perfectly ...

i don't think i have enough money to sugadaddy your expensive lifestyle ...

Dalibor said...

how come darn thing is so expensive ... it's AUD$500 here ... i got mine for $420

Beckster said...

Oh let's share the shuffle love! I adore how it's so light it doesn't even drag my shirt collar down.

You might know already reenie, but if you press the play button on the shuffle until you see the orange light blink three times, the Hold function is activated. Repeat to to un-Hold (green light will flash three times). Hope that helps!