Apple unveiled the tiny new talking iPod shuffle yesterday. USA Today has already published an iPod shuffle review. USA Today gives the new iPod shuffle 3 out of 4 stars. Reviewer Edward C. Baig, who had a pre-production iPod shuffle for the past week, likes the smallness of the new shuffle but also highlights all the compromises that come with the tiny size.
The VoiceOver sounds robotic, but works and keeps you informed of what song is actually playing on the iPod shuffle.
On the down side battery life is about 1 hour lower than on the 2G shuffle and you need the special ear buds that come with the new iPod shuffle as they carry the remote to control the device. Read the full iPod shuffle review on USA Today.
There is a lot of controversy on if the new shuffle is hit or a miss.
Only the sale numbers will tell if Apple went in the wrong direction with their new smallest iPod.