Items tagged with iPod shuffle

Well, wouldn't you know it. Apple has introduced new iPods at a Fall music event in San Francisco. It's becoming an annual tradition for the market leader in this category, but we have to say that this year's introductions were a bit more spirited than usual. Rather than simply overhauling the iPod touch, which just about everyone expected, the company also stated that the iPod Classic would remain in the family for those that needed the space, the iPod Shuffle has reemerged and the iPod nano has been completely redesigned to look more like a miniature screen with a headphone jack. So, first, the... Read more...
Apple changed up its iPod lineup today by introducing new models and refreshing existing ones. The latest iPod nano now has a video camera, mic, and speaker, letting you shoot video wherever you are. For viewing the video, the 5G nano now has a larger 2.2-inch color display (increased from the former 2.0-inch screen). Unfortunately, you’ll have to sync the iPod nano with your computer before you will be able to upload clips to YouTube. Other specs include a built-in FM tuner with Live Pause and iTunes Tagging, a pedometer, and support for voice memos. The new iPod nano is currently available in... Read more...
As you probably know, Apple's iPod shuffle created quite a stir when it was introduced with no screen and no buttons. How are you really supposed to control it, after all? Of course, Apple's innovative (and hampering, in some ways) solution was VoiceOver, a system that enables owners to shout commands and have it respond accordingly.Unfortunately, this svelte workaround presents a problem: you can only use the headphones which Apple ships with the shuffle, as no other headphones have that VoiceOver chip built in. Of course, a few companies have introduced their own VoiceOver-capable earbuds in... Read more...
It hasn't even been a full month since Apple launched the first iPod Shuffle with speech capabilities, and already the diminutive player is seeing its first software update. Announced late in the day on Friday, the VoiceOver Kit 1.0.1 (which bumps things up from 1.0.0) is the first update for both the player and its talking capabilities. The download weighs in at 17MB, and while a full blown changelog isn't provided (trust us, that's typical of Apple), we are told that it contains "pronunciations for several artist names and fixes a few minor bugs." For those unaware, this applies only to Apple's... Read more...
The rumors were true; Apple has indeed popped a new "control chip" within the headphones on its talkative new iPod Shuffle, and this little inclusion has all manners of panties up in bunches. After a flood of questions surrounding a mysterious chip within the inline remote cropped up over the weekend, a number of third-party Shuffle headphone makers as well as Apple itself (in an atypical move, no doubt) have confirmed that the chip is there, and it does something.More specifically, iPod-accessory companies V-moda and Scosche independently affirmed that the inline circuity is just a "control chip"... Read more...
Apple has just announced its new third-generation iPod shuffle, which the company claims is "the world's smallest music player." The new iPod shuffle is almost half the size of the previous generation iPod shuffle, measuring a scant 1.8x0.7x0.3-inches (HWD) and weighing only 0.38 ounces. What makes this new iPod truly unique, however, is not just its size, but also that it actually talks to you in any one of 14 languages using text-to-speech capabilities that Apple calls "VoiceOver."   VoiceOver is Apple's elegant solution for how to relay track information on a music player that is too small... Read more...