The iPod Shuffle
iPod shuffle comes in four colors: blue, grey, green, purple and red (this last color only on Apple stores). It doesn’t have an LCD display, which helped shrinking its size, weight and price.
As you can see, it doesn’t have a lot of buttons, making it probably the easiest MP3 player to use. It only has volume control, play/pause, jump to previous/next song and that’s it. At the bottom of the unit you can also find the mode switch – where you can choose between playing the songs on the same order they are saved inside the player or to shuffle them up.
Besides the on/off switch there is a tiny LED that indicates battery life (green: good charge; orange: low charge; red: very low charge) or status, when the iPod shuffle is connected to the PC (green: charged; orange: charging; blinking orange: transferring files).
On the top of the unit there is just one 3.5-mm jack, which is used for installing both the headphones and the docking station.
In Figure 7 we took a picture of iPod shuffle besides a ruler for you to see how small it really is.