Went for a Shuffle... left with a Nano

Discussion in 'iPod' started by spaceballl, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Did anyone else do that? I lost my old Shuffle (left it at the hotel gym in Mexico) so I went to Best Buy today to grab a replacement. I use it primarily for working out... I decided to get the Nano because I could listen to podcasts or change to different albums more easily. Not being able to listen to podcasts annoyed me on my shuffle. I do think i'm going to miss the physical buttons though. Oh well... time will tell!
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    I've gone in to browse and ended up buying something.
  3. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    No, but I picked up a Shuffle as a impulse buy. I hate touch screen devices for media players. Now the only one left is the classic and it hasn't been really updated in 3 years.

    Classic is still my fav though even though it hasn't been updated forever.
  4. wkw macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2004
    Eugene, OR
  5. Sean006 macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2008
    i was going to get the new shuffle also....but last friday i won a nano at work.

    i used it at the gym last night and it worked out great...i like the crossfade feature . i dont have to worry about bumping it and it changing the playlist on me also...

    im probably going to go the wireless route..just cant decide on which bluetooth stereo headset....
  6. FixYouriTunes macrumors member


    Oct 16, 2010
    San Francisco
    The new iPod Nano is pretty darn cool. I'm actually thinking of getting one also but something has kept me from actually buying it. I have the previous version and two prior to that, The Shuffle is just not my cup of tea as I don't like to be surprised with my music and I like control of what I'm listening to. I bought the very first iPod Shuffle while it was fun to use at first it kind of got annoying.

    The Classic is my favorite iPod and I love it. I can't wait for the next version or the upgrade. I think it's time but Apple is not updating it for some odd reason.
  7. windels macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2008
    Hmm, seems to me you can listen to podcasts on a shuffle (botom paragraph), however maybe not on your older model?

    Anyhow, have fun with your nano, I know you will love it!
  8. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thats exactly why I like the shuffle, its random and it keeps me from saturating songs by listening to the same ones over and over again.

    I like the Classic because I don't have to pick what I want to sync.

    Nano is just a odd one out for my uses.
  9. slothrob macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007

    The Shuffle has been my favorite iPod for years, specifically because it is so easy to control without looking at it. The size and clip are great, too, but it shares those traits with the Nano, of course.

    I almost solely listen to podcasts and I have never (intentionally) randomly shuffled anything. The only thing I dislike about it is when you are 2 hours into a 4 hour long podcast and you accidentally bump into something that pushes the back button.
  10. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2010
    i think you can lock the buttons on the shuffle now somehow.
  11. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    with the new software update you can hold down the play button until you hear the lock sound.

    ipod shuffle 3rd and 4th gen were both able to play podcasts
  12. slothrob macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    That lock feature would be useful to me when I'm 40' up a ladder, with a paint can in one hand and a brush in the other, and I bump the ladder with the shuffle in my pocket.

    I have a 2nd generation Shuffle and it plays podcasts just fine.
  13. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    My only problem with Nano is the price and lack of bluetooth capabilities.

    They are charging 149 dollars for 8GB model and I think that's crazy. It costs apple about 49 dollars to make iPod nano.
  14. mosx macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2007
    Watch the build quality on these new nanos. Reports of dying sleep/wake buttons are popping up all over the internet.

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