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Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3554 reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and design. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and sound. The price and portability also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the headphones. Many are less positive about the durability and reliability.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2271 user reviews of Apple iPod Shuffle (1st Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, sound, design

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Apple iPod Shuffle 2G review

 

When Apple refreshed its iPod range for Christmas 2006, surprises were sorely lacking: the big iPod was given more disk space and battery life (sarcastic whoops), while the Nano was reborn as a smaller iPod Mini (silence). But one product – the...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Apple iPod Shuffle review

 

Before the iPhone was Apple's bread and butter, there was the iPod.

The Apple iPod Shuffle is affordably priced with a compact design and long-lasting battery. It's both stylish and easily wearable, thanks to its sturdy built-in clip.

Requires a USB sync from a PC or Mac running iTunes. There's no Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Only 2GB of storage. Navigating your music is a bit difficult without a screen. You can't download subscription Apple Music songs.

Apple's most affordable iPod is a cheap, workout-friendly option for listening to music or podcasts, but it shows its age with a reliance on iTunes syncing and lack of wireless support.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Cheng, PCWorld.idg.com.au (techadvisor.co.uk)

iPod shuffle review

 

Apple's iPod shuffle has returned to its roots: unlike the third-generation iPod shuffle, there are physical playback controls on the MP3 player itself.

Apple's fourth-generation iPod Shuffle is a sleek and easy-to-use device, largely thanks to the return of the controls offered by the first- and second-generation Shuffles. The VoiceOver feature is also a big winner.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Ashley Raines (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iPod Shuffle - In brief

 

The minimalist third-generation Apple iPod shuffle has innovative text-to-voice technology, but the controls take some getting used to.

Mar, 2009

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

iPod shuffle

 

Cultural asset – the evolution of form

Expert review by (channel5.com)

iPod Shuffle

 

The iPod Shuffle has been getting smaller and more minimalist with each iteration, at least until the latest model. You'll now find a set of control buttons on the device itself (again), but has it made for a better device? The good The additional...

A stylish, well made and incredibly small music player, you'll like the iPod Shuffle if you're after a bargain MP3 player for your daily workout. If you want an extra bit of control or more storage, however, it's worth looking at the new iPod Nano....

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : electricpig (electricpig.co.uk)

Apple iPod Shuffle

 

Undeniably sexy for something so small, but having to use Apple's dedicated earbuds knocks this down a peg or two.

Minuscule proportions. Clever "talking" interface

Average sound. Poor, now-irreplaceable, headphones

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Apple iPod shuffle media player review

 

If you're looking strictly for an audio player that doesn't take up a lot of space, the third-generation iPod shuffle is ideal. But if you're unwilling to drop sixty quid for a feature-scarce MP3 player, you might want to consider some less expensive...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Apple iPod Shuffle

 

Apple iPod Shuffle is the smallest digital audio player and considered as the budget model of Apple's line of iPods. It makes use of the tagline 'life is random' and weighs a mere 15 grams or 0.55 oz, and makes use of flash memory. Some iPod Shuffles...

The ever-so shiny Shuffle sings loud and proud from its tiny aluminium shell. Count your pennies – this is the best mini music player pocket-money can buy. Apple iPod Shuffle is tagged with Apple and iPod. Select a tag (Apple, for example) to find...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Dean (technical-itch.co.uk)

Apple 1Gb iPod Shuffle Review

 

There are loads of good reviews out there on the new Shuffle, so I won't repeat what you may have read elsewhere. My main objectives were to see how well such a small MP3 player could perform, and secondly, would it work on Ubuntu Edgy 6.10. Overall a...

Nov, 2006

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