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edwardL
Mar 25, 2009, 10:22 AM
Hi guys, I always want ipod nano get smaller or ipod shuffle come with a screen. So I made this ipod shuffle concept. I don't expect anything. Just want to hear from you guys what you think.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3384510465_695b1d38fd.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3644/3384510513_a4163f16c6.jpg

Height: 1.77 inches (45.0 mm)
Width: 0.78 inch (20.0 mm)
Capacity: 4GB
No photo and video playback.

Thank you for your replies!



Tallest Skil
Mar 25, 2009, 10:24 AM
The screen would need to be six inches from your face to discernibly read the words.

You could not operate the click wheel reliably unless you were under the age of ten.

It's a great form factor; virtually the same as the newest nano (must be why they chose it), but at that size, a screen is useless.

dXTC
Mar 25, 2009, 10:42 AM
I must agree with Tallest Skil that the screen shown in this mockup is a tad too small to be legible in normal use.

I would think a two-line backlit LCD readout, the full length of the shuffle, might be more legible; the controls would still be on the headset as they are now. Regardless, any screen would probably add a couple of millimeters to the thickness and shorten the battery life even more.

OldLadywithiPod
Mar 26, 2009, 10:37 AM
Old Lady thinks it's cute.

BayouBengal
Mar 26, 2009, 10:42 AM
I must agree with Tallest Skil that the screen shown in this mockup is a tad too small to be legible in normal use.

I would think a two-line backlit LCD readout, the full length of the shuffle, might be more legible; the controls would still be on the headset as they are now. Regardless, any screen would probably add a couple of millimeters to the thickness and shorten the battery life even more.


I have a Creative Zen Nano that has this. More than sufficient LCD read out. If only it were easily syncable with iTunes.:(

edwardL
Mar 26, 2009, 11:37 AM
Thanks everybody. So the ipod shuffle shouldn't come and never come with a screen?

jb1280
Mar 26, 2009, 12:00 PM
the size also is not conducive to constantly referencing the ipod to see what is playing. Unless you have it on a long-sleeved shirt, it would be very clumsy finding where the ipod is on your body.