2nd Gen iPod Shuffle: The Perfect Gift

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  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Me and my brothers gifted my mother with a new iPod Shuffle.

    We had it engraved "From the Three Amigos" (they have called us that since we were children).

    I showed her the advertisement a couple days ago (long after I had ordered it online) and her eyes lit up. She thought it was the coolest thing she had seen in a while. I told her they weren't coming out till 2 weeks before Christmas.

    She got it tonight, and her and my dad haven't stopped playing with it since. I taught her how to use it in 5 minutes, and she couldn't be happier with its ease of use and most of all, the clip.

    So, for CAD$105, my brothers and I gave her something she will use for years at the gym and walking the dog.

    Oh, and yes it did come with the old style headphones.
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    glad to hear she liked it! i think a lot of people will be getting new iPods for the holidays this year (much like every other year).
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I would bet that the new Shuffle will sell well. It's small, convenient, cheap and simply cool! :)
     
  4. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Even my aunt and the neighbour couldn't keep their hands off it. Hell even I want one, and I have a 5th Gen 30GB.
     
  5. Agathon macrumors 6502a

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    I bought one yesterday to replace my old Shuffle. It's a superb piece of equipment and sounds better than my 5G 30gig iPod.

    I think that the form factor is going to sell bucketloads of the things. It is the best digital audio player I have owned for that reason alone.
     
  6. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    im thinking of maybe gettin one each for my bro and my sis.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    The Shuffle will be the thing to have this Christmas season.

    It's practically a stocking stuffer price wise.

    I bet it will turn out to be one of Apple's hottest selling items. :)
     
  8. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    I felt really bad when my friend opened the one I got her for her birthday - it totally overshadowed everyone else's gifts. :(
     
  9. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    well, that's true. but you still have new alternative thing. it's zune. how about this? remember! pick white one.
     
  10. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    I really want to get a new shuffle, because the technology is so awesome... but I simply don't need one! I have an iPod 4G, which works fine, and the shuffle's totally unnecessary. yet i can't... resist...

    i'm sure other people feel this way, right?
     
  11. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    like I said in my original post... I have a 30GB 5th gen iPod.. DEFINITELY don't need a shuffle, but its so awesome. I left it clipped to my shirt last night and forgot it was there. It's just so light
     
  12. shunpike macrumors regular

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    I so badly want one - I've got a 4gb 2ndgen Mini but the battery is dead and it will cost almost as much 2 replace it as the new shuffle, if anyone can give me a 2gen shuffle I'd be most appreciative. :p

    Also does anyone know if there will be a 2gb version at all or if it will stay @ 1gb?
     
  13. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Um, I'd rather get brown personally :eek: but the zune is so crappy with it's 2 minute wi-fi battery life and legal music transfers only hardcore windows geeks and those guys from ars.technica will be buying these! I wonder if Bill Gates still uses his iRiver?
     
  14. appleman123 macrumors newbie

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    The shuffle is amazing i recommend it for all!
     
  15. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    just bought 2 a few hours ago.

    1 4 bro-in-law

    1 4 me!

    I love it! I also have the 60 gb vid, 2nd gen 8gb nano, and used to have a green mini. the 2nd gen shuf is great. :D
     
  16. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    I like the idea of the 2G iPod Shuffle but I have one major gripe: Apple could have made the unit just a tad bigger so it could accommodate a small LCD display showing song title and time elapsed (just like on the Creative Zen Nano Plus models).
     

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