iPod shuffle users?

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  1. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone here still uses an iPod shuffle? I love it for loading up quickly and hitting it on the go. And durable too!
     
  2. Fozamo macrumors member

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    I use it for running. It's very nice for the car too.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I have one but it usually sits in my drawer. I would like use it more often, however I now subscribe to Spotify so can't sync new music to it.
     
  5. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    I use mine for running, a red 2nd gen one.
     
  6. erickj macrumors regular

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    Almost daily

    I love my shuffle for the gym and running in particular. No hassle, no frills, just my workout mix and go. I also take it when I travel, and use it for music on the plane versus draining my iPhone battery.

    In fact, I just bought another shuffle because I fear for the day this one dies (it's the first gen silver clip version). I also have my original stick shuffle, 512 gb, and it works like a charm.
     
  7. olup macrumors 6502

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    yes since 2008, 2nd generation. Dropped it a few times and it has a nick here and there, but otherwise it's still going strong.
     
  8. racoop macrumors member

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    Same here. I use it for running 3x per week going on 6 years. I can't believe how durable this thing is.
     
  9. Flomer macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I was thinking of getting a shuffle to use for the gym and running as it seems perfect for that. I just wanted to quickly ask before I buy one, do you think Apple will update the iPod Shuffle in the near future?

    Also, do you get the earpods or the old Apple headphones when you buy an iPod Shuffle today?
     
  10. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    i have 2 4th gen shuffles. Still use them often :D
     
  11. Agile55 macrumors regular

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    Like your post above states Erickj, I am about to buy a 2nd as a backup for my gen2.

    It has served me well over the yrs. running after my daughter gave it to me as a gift.
     
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    My wife when doing workout at the gym #
     
  14. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    The Shuffle is an iPod I hold close to my heart. The first gen Shuffle was my first Apple product ever, and luckily I still have it.

    I was sad to hear that its possibly being discontinued. I have a silver one I use for working out. Since I have a first gen brand new in the box, I figured it would be fitting to have the 4th (and possibly final) gen new in box so I ordered a red one.
     
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    The Apple rumour mill is strangely really anti iPod. Apple could just be switching suppliers or a number of other things.
     
  16. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    Just bought another one today, in Space Grey. It'll be mated to a pair of Bose SoundTrue in-ear 'phones for gym duties. The rumour that it's being discontinued prompted me. I'd forgotten how good these little things are.
     
  17. Streamlines macrumors newbie

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    I own three Gen 2 shuffles and I love them. One stays at home, one is in my travel kit (I travel a lot so I just keep a preloaded array of chargers and electronics in my rolling luggage), and one is in the bag I take to the gym.

    I use them primarily for running and love them. I've tried running with my iPhone and there's simply no comparison. The ability to change songs and change volume by feel and without looking is key to why the Shuffle interface is far superior while running.

    Apple - please keep producing iPods with runner friendly interfaces!
     
  18. Agile55, Jan 18, 2015
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    My .02 & a Slight Lane Veer

    Streamlines we are sim. in several areas. I also stage my gear (to include electronics) but for day trips & agreed also re. the interface when running. I do all of mine outside & need to keep my focus on vehicles + the road surface thus why your comment about the Shuffle interface is spot on.

    A slight lane veer though as I am curious about what earphones you are anyone else in this thread prefer while running?
     
  19. Streamlines macrumors newbie

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    I'm in an odd situation because the antitragus in each of my ears points outward rather than (the normal) upward. For me this means than the typical earbud headphones supplied by Apple simply fall out as soon as I put them in. My ears don't form the little cup and groove that most people have which holds earbuds in place.

    I've found two types of headphones that work well for me. For outdoor running I like the kind with a band over the top of the head and earbud style drivers. Something like these:

    http://images.sonicelectronix.com/images/363641/big/mdrw08l.jpg

    They're good for outdoors because they allow outside sounds (like car horns and dog barking) in.

    For indoors/treadmill I usually prefer an on ear, clip style similar to these:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y5FHKRYEL._SY300_.jpg

    The sound quality, especially bass response is better with this style.

    Either way, both are light enough not to be an issue, and they don't fall off my head! :eek:
     
  20. MeeMac macrumors regular

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    Yo Agile....

    Yurbuds. Marathon tested & approved:)
     
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  23. racoop macrumors member

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    ^^ good to know these suggestions. The new Apple earbuds are way to big for me and just fall right out. I still buy the old style for cheap on ebay.
     
  24. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I have two iPod shuffles, a 1st gen (was my first iPod, hardly use it these days because the headphone jack is a little messed up), and a 4th gen. I use the 4th gen regularly, right alongside the rest of my iPods, synced with a smart playlist that has the last ~400 songs that were added to my iTunes library, so it's essentially my "fresh new music" iPod. :)
     
  25. gpatrick95 macrumors newbie

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    I have a drawer full of older apple devices I no longer use including an ipod classic, a 2nd generation ipod nano, a 1st and 3rd generation ipod touch, and a 3rd generation ipod shuffle. Some are there because they broke, some just because they were replaced with something newer and better.

    My very first ipod, a 2nd generation shuffle, is still my go-to device for running. I, too, am thinking about getting a 4th gen as a preemptive action against possible discontinuation, even though my 2nd gen is still working like a champ.
     

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