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Old 09-26-10, 12:40 PM   #1
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iPod

I was a disappointed when Apple stopped making the Nano/Shuffle.
I wanted something with a screen and that was programmable anyway,
but found the Touch too big for cycling.

Now, they have new a Nano and Shuffle.
The Nano even comes with a Pedometer and is a Touchscreen w/FM.

I think I'll get a Shuffle first.
It's super small.
Super cheap.
Perfect.

Anyone using either yet?


http://www.apple.com/ipod/

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Old 09-26-10, 12:58 PM   #2
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Haven't tried either of those particular models, but I wonder how small is small enough for these things. My first shuffle-circa 2005- was the size and weight of a cigg. lighter, and seemed plenty small and light. I do like the clip, though.
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You can buy watch straps for them, which is neat.
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The "new" shuffle looks identical to the model they had about 2 years ago! (there was a smaller, "bottom-less" model in between, that was now as good).

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You can buy watch straps for them, which is neat.
It's be nice if they were made water/sweat proof.
They could be strapped to the inside of a helmet.
If they were wireless, that'd be even better.

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I'm glad I have the last gen nano. I can operate it in my jersey pocket or car without looking. Try that on the new one... Touch screens are nice, but lack a tactile feel and require more realistate than the new nano offers
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I understand the old Shuffle didn't have playlists available?
For me, all I want to do is to put it on and ride and not fiddle with it.
It being that tiny and mountable just about anywhere is a plus.
If it can do that, I'm fine with it.

The only thing I'll miss when compared to the new Nano is the lack of an FM Radio.

Otherwise, it's perfect for cycling.
If I go with the new Nano, I might as well go with the Touch 2
(the new one has Face To Face talking ala' Skype for free if you have access to WiFi).
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I like the Shuffle. I clip it to a bib strap or in the radio pocket.
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Awww man not another Apple shill!!!
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I'm quite happy with my Sansa Clip+. A clip, FM tuner, microSD, voice recorder (that records off the FM tuner as well), supports audio books...
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I'm quite happy with my Sansa Clip+. A clip, FM tuner, microSD, voice recorder (that records off the FM tuner as well), supports audio books...
+1

I've been using it because it supports Rhapsody.
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I have an iPod nano from a couple of generations ago. It works great and it is plenty small. I know they have to keep making them different so they can sell them, but I don't think there is anything in the past 2 generations that would make me want to buy one. The new Nano is touchscreen but the screen is too small to do much with. If it was somewhere between the current size and the size of the iTouch then that would seem to be a good size. You could at least watch videos on it if you wanted to.

I don't ride with an ipod, I want to be able to hear cars and other riders around me.

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Say WHAT?

Hold on I CANT Hear YOU!
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I've got an old shuffle which looks like the new shuffle.

It's very hardy. Many soakings through sweat and rain and no issues at all. I bought 2 as back ups when the horrible button less ones came out, have never needed them.

I clip it to my helmet or bib strap, don't even notice it any more.

Good battery life and decent storage.

I don't mess around with the music when I'm riding - one massive playlist and shuffle away.

I store podcasts at the front of the playlist as you can then get to them easly by double clicking.
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I've got the 5th gen Nano and like it. I had been using a 60 GB Creative Zen Vision M. It's much larger and heavier and has a mechanical hard drive. It's tough as nails, after hitting a large pot hole last summer, the Zen flew out of my top tube storage bag and skidded along the street. When I picked it up and turned it back on it ran a diagnostic utility and started working as if nothing happened.

When the 5th gen Nano came out with an FM tuner, I got it to use on the bike.
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I'm glad I have the last gen nano. I can operate it in my jersey pocket or car without looking. Try that on the new one... Touch screens are nice, but lack a tactile feel and require more realistate than the new nano offers
+1 My nano (5G) has the FM tuner which I use often. It's so damn thin even with the silicone protective case. I wouldn't want anything smaller/thinner. Touch screen? pass.
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The only thing I'll miss when compared to the new Nano is the lack of an FM Radio.
Really? One of the reasons I love my iPod is that I'm no longer stuck listening to FM Radio. If I never hear "Layla" or "Brown Eyed Girl" again, that'll be fine by me.
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^NPR never plays those
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Really? One of the reasons I love my iPod is that I'm no longer stuck listening to FM Radio. If I never hear "Layla" or "Brown Eyed Girl" again, that'll be fine by me.
So you used to be forced to to listen to FM Radio?

Wah-Oh.

Must've been tough.

Here in America, people can choose to change stations and those with iPods that offer both
options (FM and MP3's/etc...) can actually "not" listen to the FM part if they wanted to!

Pretty ahh-sum, hey?

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So you used to be forced to to listen to FM Radio?
Not forced to, no. But the cassette player in my car didn't work, so would have been no use even if I had any playable cassettes. Therefore, if I wanted to listen to music while driving, FM radio was my only choice. And I wasn't a fan of it. Now I have a stereo with an iPod jack and I much prefer that.

Not ragging on you or your choices dude, just sayin' that I'm glad I can listen to my taste in music rather than someone else's. Different strokes.
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Not forced to, no. But the cassette player in my car didn't work, so would have been no use even if I had any playable cassettes. Therefore, if I wanted to listen to music while driving, FM radio was my only choice. And I wasn't a fan of it. Now I have a stereo with an iPod jack and I much prefer that.

Not ragging on you or your choices dude, just sayin' that I'm glad I can listen to my taste in music rather than someone else's. Different strokes.
Olive branch.

I'm in New York.
We're kind of spoiled here.
We have like 3 stations of each type of music genre.

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Olive branch.

I'm in New York.
We're kind of spoiled here.
We have like 3 stations of each type of music genre.

Aye, well there you go. Here in Denver we have lots of radio stations but they're all crap. 40% commercials, 25% inane jibber-jabber and 35% the same tired standards, over and over and over...

Even the AM sports stations spend more time talking about whether J-Lo is hotter than Jennifer than they do talking about actual sports. Bleh.

I'm always intrigued when movies show the lead character in a car searching the radio dial for a song he likes and EVERY station is playing music. I haven't experienced that. I envy you.
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So you used to be forced to to listen to FM Radio?
My old car had a cassette player in the dash and a CD changer in the trunk. The CD changer jammed so I dug out some of my old cassettes for trips. One of my co-workers had to buy the latest electronics. He spotted the cassette box in my car and couldn't believe that I would stoop so low as to listen to cassettes.
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