how sturdy is the Shuffle

Discussion in 'iPod' started by fjs08, May 20, 2007.

  1. fjs08
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003

    I have an iPod video, but I want to use an iPod when I run my races. I'm actually worried that I may drop/lose, etc the iPod Video, so I was thinking of running with an iPod Shuffle. Anyone have any experience with the Shuffle on a road race??? Looks like it would hold enough songs. Oh, can I put a book or some podcasts on the Shuffle too??


  2. mcarnes
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
    Next to bullet proof. You'll have no problems. At $79, it's a steal.
  3. Tom B.
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    Ars Technica have a good review where they test the shuffle to destruction.
  4. kurzz
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    I've dropped and thrown my shuffle 10 feet onto cement..not even a scratch. :) It's really light so it's not easy to damage by dropping it.
  5. weg
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    I'm assuming that you talk about the 2nd generation shuffle (the one with the clip). I guess it's quite sturdy, since I dropped it several times and it didn't take any damage.. however, the reason why I dropped it so often is the stupid clip. It's really a joke, when I clip it to my jacket I'm sometimes even losing the shuffle when I'm walking. So, if you want to go jogging with it: No way.
  6. siurpeeman
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    the shuffle is sturdy, but you have to be careful with the clip, as it's really easy to bend and misalign.
  7. Dagless
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    It's a tough bugger. I just bought my first HDD iPod since the ROKR (80gb video), and I'm scared with it! The Shuffle has even survived a little bit of rain, it's been all over the moors and Peak District with me. It's been knocked, shook (though with chips this doesn't have any effect), got a bit wet. It's the action mans perfect iPod. Nothing to worry about getting broken because hey, it was only £50.

    I cannot fault the Shuffle much. Best iPod I ever bought.
  8. dXTC
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    This thread is a welcome and timely reassurance, as I ordered two refurbed shuffles from the Apple Store just last night: pink for my niece, blue for my nephew. Both are "tweens", and the nephew is rowdy, to put it mildly.

    The Ars Technica review was an interesting read. Thanks, Tom B. It's funny: my nano does the same thing as the shuffle did in the Ars Technica drop tests-- it won't come loose from the headphones during a casual drop (which has saved mine from hitting the floor more than once).
  9. Wolfpup
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    I've actually had rediculously good reliability with my regular 5.5G and 3G iPods too. Dropped them multiple times, and they work fine (well, the 5.5G has some bugs, but they have nothing to do with being dropped).

Share This Page