i'm kind of dissappointed with apple on this one. it has no screen! why would i ever pay 100 dollars for a flash mp3 player with no screen! although i am happy about the price drop with the new products like the mini mac which is only 499, but still i bet apple would be getting a hell of a lot more business if they lowered prices. and what's with the lack of a powerbook g5?!?!? all that aside i still love apple, i'm just kind of upset at the turnout.
Surprisingly, it's priced really well this time (Apple's moving in the right direction!).
But like logisticprism said, I was put off by the lack of a screen too. Apple is pushing this as a player that you just use to listen to songs in a linear or random order (hence the name "Shuffle").
If you're looking for a small 512MB/1GB flash player, consider the Creative MuVo Micro N200, which has a small screen (and comes in 8 different colors, if that's of any interest to you)
# Holds up to 16 hours WMA or 8 hours MP3 music
# Line-in connects directly from any audio source for music recording
# Built-in mic allows recording quick notes or lectures
# USB 2.0 connection transfers songs from your computer in seconds
Also has an FM tuner, USB Mass Storage support (for drag-and-drop in Windows Explorer), and PlaysForSure support (syncing with WMP10, and Janus DRM support).
It costs a little more (between $119 and $129 for the 512MB version, depending on the color, on Amazon), but the screen and other extras are worth the small difference, in my opinion.
i have always said when it comes to the iPods, i want one... but i would never actually save up to buy one, only if i had the extra cash lying around :s but this shuffle looks good and is a nice concept imo so i will definetly be looking to pick one up.
Agreed, but as mentioned, it would be kind of hard to get a decent screen on that device being the size it is, would likely make it look ugly too. I still think a screen should of been designed in though