Compact Design: The 2GB
iPod shuffle (3rd generation) is very compact and light-weight. It measures
0.695 wide x 1.795" tall (2.405" with headphones) x 0.315" deep and weighs only
Available Colors: The new 2GB iPod shuffle (3rd generation) is
available in a blue, black, green, pink, or silver finish with white earbud headphones.
Built-in Clip: The 2GB iPod
shuffle (3rd generation) comes ready to wear with its built-in, stainless steel, sturdy clip. You can clip it to
your pants or shirt pocket, belt or shirt sleeve.
3.5mm Jack: The 2GB iPod
shuffle's 3.5mm jack does double duty as a headphone connector and USB connector. The
2GB shuffle uses a
3.5mm male connector to plug in either the supplied headphones or to connect the
iPod shuffle to your computer using the supplied minijack to USB cable.
Headphones with Integrated Controls: The iPod shuffle (3rd generation)
comes equipped with earbud-style headphones with 18mm drivers that use Neodymium
magnets. The headphones offer a frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000Hz with an
impedance load of 32 ohms. The controls of the new iPod shuffle are located on
the right earbud cord. With these controls strategically placed in this more
convenient location, you can navigate your music (play/pause, next track,
previous track, playlist, and volume +/-) and activate the VoiceOver feature
without taking your eyes off your run, your ride, or whatever you are doing.
Note: Because the 2GB iPod shuffle's controls are integrated into
the supplied earbud headphones, you cannot use other manufacture's
headphones with the 3rd generation shuffle. The iPod shuffle does not
features a display.
VoiceOver: The iPod shuffle (3rd generation) can provide more
control over your playback options by speaking your song titles and artist
names, and announcing a menu of playlists for you to choose from. VoiceOver also
tells you battery status and other messages. The VoiceOver feature changes the way you browse and navigate your music by telling you what title or artist you are listening to without interrupting
your music with a press of the button through the unit's earbud headphones. The
VoiceOver feature also allows Playlist playback for the first time on an iPod
shuffle since it will announce your Playlists names with press of a button from
the integrated wired headphone remote. The VoiceOver features begins with iTunes
and its seamless integration with the iPod shuffle. iTunes reads your song
information, then uses the new VoiceOver Kit (must be installed initially) to
generate the announcements for the songs, artists, and playlists on the iPod
shuffle. You will hear different voices depending on what type of computer
system you use when you sync your iPod shuffle. If you sync the iPod shuffle
with a PC or with a Mac running Mac OS X Tiger, you will hear the English voice
included in the VoiceOver Kit. And since Mac OS X Leopard already has an amazing
English voice built in, that is the one you will hear when you sync your iPod
shuffle with a Mac running Leopard.
Note: The VoiceOver features supports 20 different
languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese
(Mandarin), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and
Shuffle Switch: The unit's shuffle switch (located by 3.5mm jack) has
3 positions. You can set it to the left, and you music will randomly playback.
If you set it to the middle, your songs will play in order. And turn the iPod
shuffle off by setting the switch to the right position.
Compatibility: This 2GB iPod
shuffle (3rd generation) is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. The
unit requires free iTunes software downloaded from apple.com. See
System Requirements section below for minimum requirements.
Storage Capacity: This iPod
shuffle (3rd generation) has a built-in 2GB USB flash drive, capable of storing approximately
songs (4-minute song average--recorded in AAC format at 128 kbps). In addition
to storing audio, you can use the flash memory to store data files as well.
Skip Protection: Because the
iPod shuffle (3rd generation) uses flash memory, playback is completely skip-free.
Audio Formats: The iPod 2GB shuffle (3rd generation) supports the
following audio formats: Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store; M4A, M4B, M4P),
HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Audible
(formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, and Podcasts. When you import music from a CD using iTunes, it
is converted to AAC format by default.
Volume Level: The loudness of songs and other audio may vary depending
on how the audio was recorded or encoded. You can set iTunes to automatically
adjust the volume of songs so they play at the same relative volume level, and
you can set iPod shuffle to use those same iTunes volume settings.
Volume Limit: You can set a limit for the volume on iPod shuffle. You
can also set a password in iTunes to prevent anyone else from changing this
Power Requirements: The iPod
shuffle (3rd generation) has an internal, non-user-replaceable, rechargeable lithium polymer battery. The battery
offers up to 10 hours of playback. When the iPod shuffle (3rd generation) is connected to a
high-power USB port on your computer using the supplied minijack to USB cable,
the battery charges. The iPod shuffle (3rd generation) battery is 80% charged in
about 2 hours, and fully charged in about 3
Battery Status Button/Light: If
the battery status light is green when you press the battery status button, the
iPod shuffle (3rd generation) has a good charge. If the light is amber, the iPod shuffle (3rd generation) is low
on charge, and if it's red, very little charge is left and you should recharge
the iPod shuffle (3rd generation) soon. If no light is visible, the battery is out of power and
you must recharge the iPod shuffle (3rd generation) to use it.
Minimum Requirements for Macintosh:
To use iPod shuffle (3rd generation) with a Macintosh, you must have the following:
- Macintosh with built-in USB 2.0
- Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
- iTunes 9 or later along with
Minimum Requirements for Windows: To use iPod shuffle (3rd generation) with a Windows PC, you must have the following:
- Windows PC with built-in USB 2.0
- Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or
- iTunes 9 or later along with