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Third-generation iPod shuffle

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Price when rated: $79
Lowest price: $152.00 via Amazon.com


  • Sophisticated, minimalist design
  • Can navigate thanks to VoiceOver controls
  • VoiceOver is innovative alternative
  • Supports multiple playlists
  • Higher-capacity
  • Good sound and volume
  • Supports Apple Lossless files


  • Earbud controls can be difficult to use
  • Navigation more difficult than in the past thanks to headphone-based controls
  • Must pay for adapter or compatible headphones if unhappy with included headphones
  • Too expensive for the features you get
  • No controls on iPod
  • Battery charge poorer than in the past
  • Tiny switch on top of iPod difficult to manage with adult fingers

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