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FLASH AUDIO PLAYERS

iPod Shuffle

Okay, here I am recommending a gadget that doesn't offer near the features of its competition, and isn't bargain-priced. What the iPod Shuffle is, however, is eminently cool, despite its shortcomings.


First, let's look at the good. The iPod Shuffle is a flash memory player that comes in 512MB and 1GB capacities. Battery life is an okay-but-not-great 12 hours, and it's small and lightweight. In fact, the form factor helps Apple to hit this one out of the ballpark; it's no bigger than a pack of gum, and operation is via a miniaturized variation of their larger Click Wheel controller. The iPod Shuffle looks and feels cool—which counts for a lot.


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