Holy cheap shuffles batman!

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  1. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Not bad considering the cheapest 512 MB USB pen drive I can find is $27 + shipping!
     
  3. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    At this rate - they should rename the shuffles to disposables :)
     
  4. wPod macrumors 68000

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    want to dispose $50 my direction?!
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    ...Not to mention the 1GB Nano is just a buck-fifty, which is what my 1GB Shuffle cost brand new when they first came out. I hope this isn't a going-out-of-business sale for the Shuffle.

    I'm actually a Shuffle fan, even though the poor thing gets regularly crapped on by the feature Nazis (No Sceen! <snicker>). I like the fact that it is very rugged and simple.

    Plus, the fact that it DOESN'T need USB 2.0 makes it usable by older Macs.
     
  6. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    i thought that any usb ipod worked with usb 1.1, just not to practically.
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Does the shuffle come with the same earphones as the more expensive iPods? I need to replace the earbuds that came with my 3G anyway, so for a few bucks more it might be worth buying a refurbished 512Mb shuffle. Thoughts?
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Yep, my son uses his iPod video with a Cube and USB 1.1, no problem.

    IJ, yes, same headphones. My shuffle's phones are identical to my son's.
     
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    That's cool, I've only ever had a shuffle to play with so I was going by what the Apple Store says for sys reqs. I wonder if there is some reduced functionality with USB 1.1, or not?
     
  10. utah_boy2 macrumors regular

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    Beside being much slower... I dont think so
     
  11. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Great, thanks -- order placed! Added a set of Griffin TuneClips for $12.95 and got free shipping too. Such a deal!
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I think you'll like the Shuffle - I know I love mine. :)
     
  13. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    likewise. at that price, as a flash drive with free headphones it's already a bargain, as a go anywhere (even thru the wash apparently) iPod it's a steal.
     
  14. randas macrumors member

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    much MUCH slower:mad:
     
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I think my "big" iPod will be spending a lot more time at home. For a long time I've wanted an iPod to use in the car that I wasn't so paranoid about losing to a thief.
     
  16. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    it's the toilet and the sink that bother me. lost two phones that way :rolleyes: i love the fact that if you drop the Shuffle the headphone jack holds and providing you have strong ears so do the buds, pulling it up short of the floor (or worse).
    Now if only mine would come back from the repair shop (not my fault this time, honest) i could resume my affair.
     
  17. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    I picked one up for 50 bucks. It's my first refurb purchase. I can't pass up a iPod shuffle for 50 bucks. That's a steal! I'll use it for mowing the lawn and doing outside chores this summer.
     
  18. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    I would assume the transfer is slow, and to charge the iPod you'd need to buy a USB Power Adapter.
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Did you order it with a side or rear grass bagger? :D
     
  20. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    No refurbs in the British Store. Anyone feel like picking me up a refurb and shipping it to London for me? Could pay by paypal.....
     
  21. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Nope you can charge over USB 1.1, just not through the keyboard...
     
  22. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I ordered my refurbished shuffle from Apple late yesterday afternoon with free ground shipping -- and it will arrive today, according to UPS! Talk about instant gratification!
     
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    No bagger option... Apple is a green company... It's a mulches.. :eek:
     
  24. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It slices! It dices!

    I've got to admit, your line about using the shuffle to cut the grass conjured up quite an image in my muddled brain!
     
  25. Crikey macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I think I'm going to buy a 1GB Shuffle. I'll still have tune options at the times/places I don't want to be carrying my 60GB precioussss. And I'm curious if I'll be able to discern the supposedly better bass response.


    Crikey
     

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