For music lovers, this news will definitely make you want a new Apple iPod Shuffle. The new iPod shuffle (now in 5 colors) are cheap at $49 for the 1GB with a capacity of approximately 240 songs. For the 2GB iPod shuffle, the price is only $69. The estimated capacity of the 2GB model is 500 songs.
Here are the full technical specifications of the new iPod shuffle:
Size and Weight
Height: 1.07 inches (27.3 mm)
Width: 1.62 inches (41.2 mm)
Depth: 0.41 inch (10.5 mm) including clip
Weight: 0.55 ounces (15.6 grams)
* Skip-free playback
* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
* Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), AIFF, and WAV
* 1GB or 2GB USB flash drive1
* Holds up to 240 or 500 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
* Stores data via USB flash drive
* Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery
* Playback time: Up to 12 hours when fully charged
* 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Available as a free download, iTunes makes it easy to shop the iTunes Store for millions of songs, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and now applications for iPod touch and iPhone. iTunes also lets you import your own music, manage your media library, and sync your iPod or iPhone with ease.
If you have some extra cash to spare, maybe you should consider getting an iPod Nano-Chromatic (8GB and 16GB) or a new Apple iPod Touch for larger capacity gadgets in playing music and/or videos. For these models, the prices are definitely higher but if you’re really into playing MP3 songs, then these models are for you.