#ipod shuffle


Apple Ads on ESPN

I saw this new Apple ad yes­ter­day on ESPN after read­ing about it from Ryan Sims. Its a cam­paign for the lat­est iPod shuf­fles.1

Apple has taken over the ESPN home­page in the past. Their ads have suc­cess­fully inter­acted with ele­ments of the page, and not to men­tion, brought the clicks in as peo­ple have been intrigued by them. I know I was, as I had to replay them more than twice.

Con­tinue reading →

  1. Here’s my writeup on that ver­sion. []

Apple’s New Ipod Shuffle

apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311

It seems that Apple just released their new iPod Shuf­fle today. VoiceOver seems to be the newest tech­nol­ogy other than the new form-factor. They say its half-the-size of the pre­vi­ous one, and has a capac­ity of 4GB. In terms of color, its cur­rently avail­able in sil­ver or black.

apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311-key apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311-controls

The only thing I’m wor­ried about is that you have to use the built-in con­trols on the ear­phones that comes with it (or am I miss­ing some­thing?). That’s actu­ally a pretty big one to weigh out.

apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311-controls-earphones

That would suck if you’d like to use some­thing else and/or replace it in the future. You won’t be able to Play, Pause, Skip, etc. Any­ways, I per­son­ally wouldn’t buy this new one and would stick with the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion just because of the lim­i­ta­tion of hav­ing to play songs only through the earphones.

I’m hop­ing I’m not the only one that finds this as a big concern.

Update
For more details regard­ing the new iPod Shuffle’s earbud-controls, read up on Gizmodo’s arti­cle: Con­firmed: Your iPod Shuf­fle Ear­buds Need Pro­pri­etary Chip to Func­tion.

Apple Introduces New iPod Nanos


Apple Intro­duces New iPod Nanos, orig­i­nally uploaded by stechico.

Apple intro­duced its new fourth gen­er­a­tion of iPod Nanos today in 9 fla­vor­ful col­ors. Here are the fea­tures that set it apart vs. its pre­de­ces­sors1:

  • Col­ors of course! Sil­ver, pur­ple, blue, green, orange, yel­low, pink, (PRODUCT) RED and black.
  • Built-in audio record­ing features.
  • Genius tech­nol­ogy” which auto­mat­i­cally cre­ates playlists from songs in your music library that go great together, with just one click.
  • UI/UX improve­ments with the help of the accelerom­e­ter. This allows it to behave like the iPhone/iPod Touch between switch­ing from Por­trait to Land­scape modes.
  • Improved 24 hours of music play­back or four hours of video playback.

I just won­der if its still nec­es­sary to buy the Nike+ piece since this new Nano now have an accelerom­e­ter built-in. If any, they should mod­ify the Nike+ piece to work with an iPod 1GB+ Shuf­fle; which will be tempt­ing for me to buy and use when run­ning. Bet­ter yet, just a stand­alone Nike+ piece that can sync on its own to the Nike+ site. 

  1. Para­phrased from Apple Insider arti­cle. []