Pros Easy for a child to use. VERY durable. When I took my daughter's jacket out of the dryer and saw her iPod in the pocket I expected it to be ruined. I charged the iPod for a couple minutes & turned it on. To my surprise, it worked just fine!
Cons The small size is convenient but can also get lost very easily.
Summary I was very impressed with the durability & construction of the iPod Shuffle. If you're looking for an easy to use iPod that can handle a lot of wear and tear, this is definitely one of the best choices around.