4GB iPod shuffle (3G, late 2009)

by Apple

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16GB iPod touch (fourth generation)

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Pros
  • Can navigate thanks to VoiceOver controls
  • Sophisticated, minimalist design
  • Supports multiple playlists
  • VoiceOver is innovative alternative
  • Higher-capacity
  • Good sound and volume
  • Supports Apple Lossless files
  • Sound as good as previous full-sized iPod
  • Attractively priced with good price per gigabyte
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bright, clear screen
  • Improved user interface
  • Includes three new games
Cons
  • Earbud controls can be difficult to use
  • Navigation more difficult than in the past thanks to headphone-based controls
  • Too expensive for the features you get
  • Must pay for adapter or compatible headphones if unhappy with included headphones
  • No controls on iPod
  • Battery charge poorer than in the past
  • Tiny switch on top of iPod difficult to manage with adult fingers
  • Sluggish interface and unresponsive to controls
  • Can't use previously purchased games
  • Cover Flow not terribly helpful
  • Incompatible with many existing dock-connector accessories
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MB867LLA    

Display

Display type None    

Ports and Connections

Headphone Jack Yes    
Wireless connection     Wi-Fi

Dimensions

Weight 0.02375  pounds    
Width     2.3  inches
Depth     0.3  inches
Height     4.4  inches

Supported Video Formats

H.264 No   Yes
DivX4 No    
DivX5 No    
mpeg1 No    
mpeg2 No    
MPEG4 |No   Yes
XviD No    
wmv No    
Motion JPEG No   Yes

Supported Image Formats

BMP No    
JPG No    
PNG No    
GIF No    

Supported Audio Formats

MP3 Yes   Yes
WAV Yes   Yes
Audible Yes   Yes
Apple Lossless Yes   Yes
AAC Yes   Yes
AIFF Yes   Yes

Included Software

Rhapsody No    
Itunes Yes    
Included Software |    
Napster No    

Battery

Battery Type     Lithium ion

Performance

Performance

Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Average (dB)

75.0    
Crosstalk, Average (dB)

-31.0    
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise, Average (%)

0.02    
Maximum Usable Output Level, Average (dBV)

-6.5    
Frequency Response Deviation, Average (dB)

3.3