New iPod Shuffle Design idea! :)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by venomgt95, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    So, i was joking around with my friend and came up with a cool idea for an updated Shuffle design. Heres my vision: Keep the current shape/size, and get rid of the control pad buttons completely, but replace them with a touch pad. Picture the controls like this:

    On the touch pad:

    Swipe Right: Skip Forward
    Swipe Left: Skip Back
    Swipe Up: Raise Volume
    Swipe Down: Lower Volume
    Tap the pad once to play or pause

    And to 'lock' the touch pad to prevent accidental skipping or whatnot, a little lock button on the top (or side) whichever.

    And Bump it up to 5GB instead of 2GB.

    What do you guys think? I created a 'Render' of my idea. What do you think? :) :D
     

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  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    They already made the 6th gen iPod Nano like that.
     
  3. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    I'd also say if you're going to jump the memory up do it within the standard convention of doubling. So make it either 4 or 8.
     
  4. Slix macrumors 6502a

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  5. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

    venomgt95

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    I know it seems similar to the 6th gen nano, but its different because its not a screen, its just a touch pad.
     
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    What is the problem are you trying to solve? The touchpad seems like a solution in need of a problem.
     
  7. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly think the remote control is the better option. No matter where the nano/shuffle is, I just click once for pause, twice for next track, thrice for track back and the usual stuff with press once/twice and then hold for FF/RR.
     
  8. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    So it's no better than a button interface, basically.
     
  9. MH01 macrumors G4

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    A good attempt. Though I prefer physical button on the shuffle. It's always clipped to my gym shorts and I can feel the physical controls without looking at it
     
  10. Slicksleek macrumors newbie

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  11. SkyDeirdre macrumors newbie

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    The main problem is there isn't a widespread standard for headphone remote control. I really liked using the shuffle with the lanyard headphones a la the first gen or clipping it to your shirt or even bra a la the 2G
     
  12. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    swipe up,up, down, down, left , right, left, right, slide to hold on, slide to hold off, tap to pause = 10 extra gigs of storage.
     

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