Apple iPod Shuffle 4GB 3rd Generation MP3 Player Reviews

107 customer reviews

+ This MP3/MP4 player has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on display quality.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 107 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
light and clips onto clothing - so good for sound on the move
Bad points:
Not easy to use with i-pod dock adaptor
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 5.0
Display Quality 4.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2010

gerard, kent

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
discreet
Bad points:
battery takes a long time to charge
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This is a tiny mp3 player with Apple's legendary quality and features built in. It does exactly what it says on the packaging, which is an art form in itself. Simple to use, great sound and excellent value. It may cost more than some lesser known brands, but Apple sets the standard that everyone else is still trying to catch up with.
Bad points:
There are no bad points.
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2010

Allan, Huddersfield

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
A small,compact iPod, very good for using when jogging/exercising.
Bad points:
Not able to choose the music you want to listen to at any one particular time, you can only listen to a random selection of your own library.
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Range of features 6.0
Display Quality 1.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Dec 2010

Nichola, MaDchester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very simple and easy to use as it was for my younger daughter and she has found it very easy to use, very easy to put music on.
Bad points:
can't think of any ...
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Dec 2010

Robert , Carlisle

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Brillant machine
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Display Quality 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Small, looks good and works with itunes making music transfer REALLY easy
Bad points:
No display, but this product isn't meant for that! it's a shuffle therefore, it does just that (and plays in a set playlist order). There are other products in the range which have a display
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 4
Playback formats AAC
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats WAV
Touchscreen No
Media format Built-in
Music playtime (Hours) 10
WiFi No
Bluetooth No
Height in cm 4.5
Depth in cm 0.8
Width in cm 1.8
Weight (g) 10.7
Release date 2009-03-11

Also known as: Apple iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation, Apple iPod Shuffle (4GB, 3rd Generation,

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Manufacturer's Description

This is small.

45.2 mm (1.8") tall x 7.8 mm (0.3") thin to be exact.

To create the world’s smallest music player, we moved the controls from iPod shuffle to the earbud cord. This allowed us to make the new iPod shuffle dramatically smaller, but not just for dramatically smaller’s sake. It’s also easier to use, with the controls located where you can access them quickly.
Remote portion of the Apple Earphones with Remote.

Easy access controls.

The controls of the new iPod shuffle are located on the right earbud cord. With command central now strategically placed in this more convenient location, you can navigate your music — and activate the VoiceOver feature — without taking your eyes off your run, your ride or whatever you’re doing.

Your music library. To go.

There was a time when limited storage meant you had to leave a lot of your songs on the sync-room floor. But now that iPod shuffle has 4GB of storage, you have plenty of room to store hours and hours of music — up to 1,000 songs.* With room for multiple playlists, too.

Fashion tech-cessory.

Even the iPod shuffle clip gets the rock star treatment. Now forged in stainless steel, the clip attaches securely to your shirt, jacket, workout gear, even your backpack. And the sleek, durable, anodised aluminium case — available in silver or black — makes iPod shuffle a wardrobe essential. And yes, there’s still room for personalised engraving.

This is huge.

Introducing VoiceOver.

Musically speaking, the new iPod shuffle is brilliant, thanks to an exciting new feature called VoiceOver. Say you’re listening to a song and want to know the title or the artist. With the press of a button, VoiceOver tells you as the music dips down. It even announces the names of your playlists. And when your battery needs charging, VoiceOver tells you that, too.

Multiple playlists.

You’ve probably made multiple playlists in iTunes. One for your commute. One for the gym. One for just chilling out. With the new iPod shuffle, you can sync your playlists and always find the perfect mix for your activity or mood. VoiceOver tells you the name of each playlist, so it’s easy to switch between them and find the one you want without looking.

Multi-music-lingual.

A French love song. A Spanish bolero. An Italian cantata. Your music library has songs from all over the world. That’s why VoiceOver speaks 14 different languages. So it can tell you song titles and artists in the correct languages.

Shuffle. Straight. Stop.

The shuffle switch has three positions. Flip it to the left and your music shuffles for a “whatever happens, happens” flow. Flip it to the middle and your songs play in order. Or flip to the right to turn it off.

*Song capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; in 256-Kbps AAC format, song capacity is up to 500 songs; actual capacity varies by encoding method and bit rate.

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