"very happy, non-Mac user, rating this product, read on"4.0 starson by Jerrodkowalski
Pros: Does exactly what it says it will do
Cons: Battery life could be short…not sure yet
Summary: Preview: You will likely notice there is a wide range of user ratings. I submit that you consider the “reviewer” when you read as people have a tendency to review the company, the brand and their own expectations instead of the PRODUCT. I will review the product here.
Review: The unit is small and light. The case is clean and the use of buttons is efficient. It hangs on my neck with no noticeable weight. Manipulation is easy, functional and fast enough. It holds plenty of songs and is easy enough to swap songs using the iTunes interface. It sounds very good and the volume manipulation occurs in small intervals, which means I can set it to my exacting taste without big jumps in volume. I do wish it had a grip of some kind on the on-off button. I’ll stick something there; enjoy.
Note: I don’t use Mac. I don’t like the lock-in issues with the AAC format. I’m not happy that I can only import to iTunes and not export to MusicMatch or WMP or other player programs, buts that about the program not the product. I point this out so as to help you consider the validity of my review of the iShuffle by itself. END