There are few moments over a lifetime when you stop and think, “I cannot understand how I lived without this before I knew I needed one.” I had a moment like that this week when my new Apple iPod Shuffle showed up on my doorstep and I began dragging heavy songs onto its hardy, tiny, metal body.
The iPod Shuffle is the newest, tiniest, itty-bitty beauty from Apple
and I will never be to live without one again! The Shuffle clips to
anything so you wear it all day long like a totem of love and joy
shining into your ears.
The iPod Shuffle is a microscopic 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.71 inches and weighs
less than a quarter: The earbuds weigh more than the Shuffle! The sound
is incredible. You can shuffle your songs or play a Playlist in order.
I’m beginning to understand the beauty of shuffle play: Pick only your
favorite songs to add to your iPod Shuffle and you’ll never be
I have 275 songs on my iPod Shuffle — Apple says you should be able to
store at least 240 songs on the device. I can listen all day long and
all night without recharging.
The battery is rated at 12 hours. I was
able to squeeze at least 18 hours of play from a single charge.
The iPod Shuffle costs less than $80 — the best money you will ever
spend to make yourself a whole new person — and it is shaped by an
Apple artistry and aesthetic that is becoming rarer and rarer in this
modern life where cash crushes creativity.
My only argument with the Apple iPod Shuffle is the instructions and
user manual use a tiny font and a lime green print on a bright white
paper making it impossible for older eyes to read the text even with
I get the cutesy “green Apple” synchronicity of it
all, but sometimes function needs to trump form.
The Apple iPod Shuffle is a beauty to be held and you can do no wrong
buying one for your most beloved — plus an extra one for your own
insatiable satiety for joy and everlasting happiness.