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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
# 4:17:00 PM:

Crushing the shuffle

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DSC00206Apple's new iPod shuffle is smaller, cheaper, and sturdier than its predecessor. Ars Technica gave it a torture test, and it even survived a drop from a third-storey balcony onto concrete and being immersed in beer (so maybe it might make it through being washed by accident?)—but not being run over by a car.

Some say it doesn't sound as good as the original shuffle, but it seems like a pretty decent deal to me overall. In fact, it's quite easy to spend more than the shuffle costs on some decent headphones for the thing. It's not quite disposable, but if my experience with my shuffle before I got a big iPod last Christmas is any indication, it's well worth the $80 USD Apple is charging for it.


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