"Who knew this would make things so much easier?"5.0 starson by Zippy-T-Pinhead
Pros: Inline controls.
Ease of use.
Cons: It won't work with some of the accessories I purchases specifically for my old 2d-gen Shuffle
Summary: I ordered my new Shuffle the day it came out and didn't even realize how much more convenient it was going to be until walking home last night . I always had to clip my 2 Gen Shuffle in a spot where I could reach the buttons, oriented in a manner where I knew which end was up and which control was volume versus forward/reverse. Also, since I always clipped it on my pants pocket (that was the most user-friendly location for me in most situations), if I wore a coat, it was always hard to get to the controls.Actually, I do use the voice command for one thing, which is a great improvement: it can now tell me how much battery life I have left. I really don't understand the uproar on this new Shuffle. I love it. Now I'll just wait for the 3rd party earbud extravaganza to commence.
Well not anymore!
I just love that now I can clip (or not clip) my Shuffle wherever I want and not need to worry about which way it's clipped (facing in, facing out), what direction the controls are facing, and whether I can get to them. They're on the headphones. Easy breezy.
I've had an iPhone since day 1 and always loved the inline controls (just always wished they controlled volume). So having all that in my iPod is great. Honestly, I don't care about the voice feature. I don't have playlists and know the title and artist of every song I've downloaded - um, because I downloaded them.
Now I'm just waiting for the Scosche replacement earbuds to come out, just like I waited for the V-Modas to come out I use on my iPhone. I was never a fan of Apple's earbuds...
Updated on Mar 13, 2009
Updated on Mar 13, 2009One more thing. Now being able to hear my battery level is crucial to me. I'm color blind and was unable to discern the different colors of the status light on my old 2d-gen Shuffle.