At a Glance
- Good sound
- Easy iTunes controls
- Good battery life
- No display
- Connecting to some computers requires add-on accessories
- LEDs can be cryptic
Apple’s first flash-based music player features circular, clickable controls but no screen. A switch on the back lets you choose between Shuffle and Play in Order modes. The 1GB player holds an estimated 240 songs.
Apple’s flash-based music player isn’t for everyone — users who want to listen to a particular song at a particular time will be frustrated by the minimal controls and lack of display. But other people looking for a good value and a simple device will be pleased with a music player that doesn’t skip, sounds good, and plays their favorite songs with the press of a button.