Nano or Shuffle?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by rdf8585, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. rdf8585 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2006
    Need some input from iPod owners here. I'm looking to get an iPod - mentioned possibly getting a Shuffle before, but based on what I would use it for, is it the best one for me?

    Storage isn't an issue - I only listen to a few songs obsessively for awhile, delete them, and move onto new ones. I'd probably listen to it most while doing something like walking my dog, studying, or lying in bed. Giving the Nano's scratch problems, would it get crappy quickly? Or would the smaller, less-scratch-prone Shuffle be best?
  2. hcuar macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2004
    Well... being you don't want to carry around tons of music, I'd recommend getting the 512MB refurbed shuffle for 49 bucks. Sounds like a great deal for you.
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    i love my shuffle. I know most of the songs well enough to not need a screen, and any unknown gems that pop up i can look up when i re-connect, which actually helps to remind me to rate them.
    Virtually indestructible, cheap and uber-portable. What's not to like?
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Shuffle sounds like your ipod...but if you are lying in bed you might wanna look at the cute screen of the nano....they are both good.

  5. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    I would say get the shuffle hands down, unless the no screen factor or the no photo capabilities bugs you. If not, then a 512MB shuffle would be a nice deal for you. :) Good luck.
  6. rdf8585 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2006
  7. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Yea, the shuffle is the best bet. I didn't even think about checking online to see if I could get a cheap deal for the shuffle so I put down the 69+tax for it at my local Apple store and I love it. It's such a great little device. I loved my 10GB 3G iPod, but for the commute on the el it was bulky. The shuffle is great.

    And it's cheap. And won't break as easily as the nano. And autofill is a really nice feature.
  9. Labi macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2005
    You can do that? :confused: I always wanted to be able to do that :eek:
  10. rdf8585 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2006
    Music I'm "into" can help me concentrate. Wish I could use an iPod during certain exams.....
  11. Must.Get.nano! macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2005
    Trust me. I have the same routine (delete songs and go on to new ones). I got the nano and love it. The color screens and everything really make a difference. But if money is tight go with a shuffle, that was my 2nd choice too:p . Whichever you get.. Youll love it.. its an iPod:cool:
  12. rdf8585 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2006
    Only concern with the Nano is the scratches ... Prob will just get a Shuffle.
  13. cycocelica macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    Shuffle definitely. You don't listen to a lot of music, so therefore you probably know most of the songs. It very portable and very durable. So yeah like others have said, get the Shuffle.

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