iPod Shuffle 4th Generation Review – The Best iPod Shuffle Yet?


iPod Shuffle 4th Generation Vs. 3rd Generation

One major change from the 3rd generation to the 4th is that the latter now includes simple buttons on the device itself. To control the previous generation, users had to manage the device with the controls on the included headphones. This was designed to make it easier to switch songs on the go, though many users found it frustrating that there were no controls on the actual device.

Both devices feature “VoiceOver” – a voice function that’ll tell you which songs and artists you’re listening to. This is essential, as neither generation of iPod Shuffle features a screen.

The main differences include the fact that the price was dropped with the newest generation of iPod Shuffle, the battery life was extended from 10 to 15 hours, and there is no longer an option for a 4GB storage device with the 4th generation.

Pros Of The iPod Shuffle

Most people know that iPods don’t generally come cheap. After all, Apple are top of the game and produce only high-end products. This is what makes the Shuffle so appealing: it’s the cheapest iPod model available and is affordable to just about anyone! It may still be more expensive than other 2GB MP3 players, but it’s fantastic value for an Apple product.

This iPod comes with a strong clip, making it easy to use when you’re out and about, exercising or down at the gym.

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iPod Nano 6th Generation Review: Not A Nano In The Traditional Sense


iPod Nano 6th Generation Vs. Older Generations

The inevitable question for owners of an older Nano is whether it’s worth upgrading. And, for those new to the Nano, whether to go with the newest generation or not. The latest generation brought in a number of very visual changes – including the fact that Apple decided to forgo the wheel navigation and implement a tiny touch screen instead. While this helps to make the 6th generation Nano look as sleek as possible, it’s not enough – alone – to warrant the cost of upgrading.

In fact, there has even been a downgrade with the latest generation – the lack of a VGA camcorder. If you’re used to making your own videos then that’s one reason why you won’t want to upgrade.

However, if the size really matters to you (and, lets face it, that’s the major draw with the iPod Nano) then you’ll notice a lot of difference with the latest generation. It’ll easily fit into your pocket or clip onto your clothes, and it looks great in a whole range of colors.

Pros Of The iPod Nano

The newest generations of the iPod Nano come with more than enough storage space for people who want a good selection of MP3s on the go. Even the lower 8GB model will let you store 2,000 songs. It may not hold your entire MP3 collection, but it’ll hold more than enough to keep you busy!

The size makes it ideal for people who just want something simple that’s easy to carry around. It’s perfect for sport and now works with the Nike Plus fitness trainer tool for advanced tracking of pace, distance, timing, calories burned and more. Some extra features include the ability to pause and rewind live FM radio.

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