"It can never be too small!!"4.5 starson by Two Dollar
Pros: Size, built in clip, aluminum casing....what's not to love
Cons: Clip spring could be stronger
Summary: I ordered 2 second generation iPod Shuffles direct from Apple and had them personalized with custom laser etching. When they arrived they looked beautiful and you couldn't ask for a simpler mp3 player.
I've read complaints about the lack of a screen and that it might be too small. How can an mp3 player be too small???? The smaller the better if you ask me. I clip the new shuffle to my belt loop or even my shirt and I never have to worry about it getting in my way, taking up too much space in my pocket, or worry about a screen getting scratched. I can't think of a better gym accessory.
Why do you need a screen? If you are loading the songs onto your own iPod, I imagine you recognize each song as it plays and don't need a visual reminder. Also, the whole point of the shuffle is too keep things simple and to get away from the navigational tools that people use to listen to the same songs in their collection over and over again. With the shuffle you might hear a song that you forgot about....the next song is always a surprise.
The new iPod shuffle is a great little player and I reccommend it for anyone who cares about style and minimizing bulk, while still getting to listen to all their favourite songs. This player isn't for the hardcore techy who must have all their music perfectly categorized all the time and have every song instantly accessible. That's not the point of the shuffle, that's what the Nano and iPod Movie are for.Updated
I've had this ipod for a couple days now and all I can say is wow. Great sound, easy controls, no worrying about an ipod protector or skin.....and boy does it turn heads. I walk around with it clipped to my jacket and I swear the little iPod turns heads better than a Ferrari driving past. Heads keep turning in my direction and I've actually been stopped by people asking me where to get one!