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Holy shit there's a new iPod!

ButlerButler 89 episodes or bustRegistered User regular
edited March 2009 in Social Entropy++
Check it out you guys!

I love how it's half as wide but twice as tall as the old one! Apple has redefined "smaller"!

I also love how the controls are now on the earphone cable so you can't use your old third-party buds, and how all navigation through the stored music is conducted with varying intervals of clicks of a single button! Just like morse code! I mean I thought my $400 Oakleys aviator shades were as retro as it got but Apple sure showed me!

I just bought one and I was so excited about taking it to Starbucks to show it off I got hit by a bus! It fucking hurt! Thanks Apple!

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2009
    You're welcome, Butler.

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    edited March 2009
    The 'button on headphones' is going to be a serious pain in the ass for anybody who wants any kind of sound quality out of it.
    Though if you're using a shuffle chances are you're not an audiophile anyway. I just hate the stock buds so much.

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    RobchamRobcham The Rabbit King of your pantsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I never expected Butler to be a spam bot

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    they're getting more clever all the time

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The truest sign of being a Mac whore is knowing when new Mac stuff comes out.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2009
    the stock buds hurt my ears

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Uh, another sign is having a lot of Mac stuff...

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    RobchamRobcham The Rabbit King of your pantsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    the best sign is when you have just enough

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Jordyn wrote: »
    The truest sign of being a Mac whore is knowing when new Mac stuff comes out.

    Or, you know, having an engadget rss feed or something.

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    edited March 2009
    robothero wrote: »
    the stock buds hurt my ears

    both because they are poorly designed and because they sound like tin can phones with strings

    i bought a pair of $12 skullcandy IEM buds that are about 1000% better.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Jordyn wrote: »
    The truest sign of being a Mac whore is knowing when new Mac stuff comes out.

    I'm such a mac whore my hair auto-tussles.

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    edited March 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Jordyn wrote: »
    The truest sign of being a Mac whore is knowing when new Mac stuff comes out.

    Or, you know, having an engadget rss feed or something.

    GIZMODO 4 LYFE

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2009
    robothero wrote: »
    the stock buds hurt my ears

    both because they are poorly designed and because they sound like tin can phones with strings

    i bought a pair of $12 skullcandy IEM buds that are about 1000% better.

    also because of my petite ears

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    AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The only thing I see wrong with this new shuffle is that you can't listen to the same song over and over.

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    EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The Zune pack-in buds are actually halfway decent

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    why the hell do we need so many ipods?

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    The 'button on headphones' is going to be a serious pain in the ass for anybody who wants any kind of sound quality out of it.
    Though if you're using a shuffle chances are you're not an audiophile anyway. I just hate the stock buds so much.

    It's music player that can only shuffle and has 2gb of space. Who do you think it's aimed at?

    I seriously doubt anyone that buys one of these would ever even consider changing the stock buds, and why should they? It's not like they'll be loading FLAC or uncompressed 44.4 wavs onto it.

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    deadlyrhetoricdeadlyrhetoric "We could be two straight lines in a crooked world."__BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2009
    The 'button on headphones' is going to be a serious pain in the ass for anybody who wants any kind of sound quality out of it.
    Though if you're using a shuffle chances are you're not an audiophile anyway. I just hate the stock buds so much.

    It's music player that can only shuffle and has 2gb of space. Who do you think it's aimed at?

    I seriously doubt anyone that buys one of these would ever even consider changing the stock buds, and why should they? It's not like they'll be loading FLAC or uncompressed 44.4 wavs onto it.

    Does it vibrate?

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The 'button on headphones' is going to be a serious pain in the ass for anybody who wants any kind of sound quality out of it.
    Though if you're using a shuffle chances are you're not an audiophile anyway. I just hate the stock buds so much.
    I read an article about an informal study a professor has been doing over the past several years that you reminded me of. Basically, each year he would play a variety of music, like classical, jazz, and rock in various formats and compression ratings and note which one the students preferred.

    These days, student enjoy the low-quality mp3 tracks to the complete uncompressed ones. He blames listening with shitty earbuds (like the stock iPod ones) and the proliferation of mp3 as the format of choice for everyday folks.

    FLAAC4LIFE


    EDIT: ENGADGET AND GIZMODO 4 LIFE

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    that's pretty cool

    i have the 2nd gen ishuffle, and actually had the 1st gen back in the day too

    it's great for the gym, or for my car, and doesn't cost more than im willing to spend

    i dunno about the volume control, though

    however, the (random/playlist/off) thing makes way more sense than the current (random/list) (on/off) setup

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Jordyn wrote: »
    The truest sign of being a Mac whore is knowing when new Mac stuff comes out.

    Or, you know, having an engadget rss feed or something.

    whore

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    o wait, can you not go forward or back or pause or what

    that's weird

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    RobchamRobcham The Rabbit King of your pantsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    it is so small
    I hope it has some feature to help me find it when I lose it
    like a beeping noise or such
    with just a press of a button

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    EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    redfenix wrote: »
    o wait, can you not go forward or back or pause or what

    that's weird

    Where is Obs?

    I want him to tell me that no one every really uses "pause" anyway.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    It is a shuffle no one cares

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Evander wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    o wait, can you not go forward or back or pause or what

    that's weird

    Where is Obs?

    I want him to tell me that no one every really uses "pause" anyway.

    I...I pause music all the time.

    I listen to it at work and sometimes the phone rings.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You can pause and skip forward, but not back. At least, they didn't show that in the demo video.

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    EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Jordyn wrote: »
    Evander wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    o wait, can you not go forward or back or pause or what

    that's weird

    Where is Obs?

    I want him to tell me that no one every really uses "pause" anyway.

    I...I pause music all the time.

    I listen to it at work and sometimes the phone rings.

    Obs is the craziest mac guy out there.

    Insisting that in the future iPhones will replace desktops, and that no one ever actually uses copy/paste anyway.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    is this the ipod that will finally get me all the cool hipster ladies?

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Robcham wrote: »
    it is so small
    I hope it has some feature to help me find it when I lose it
    like a beeping noise or such
    with just a press of a button
    rob you know that you'd swallow something that small

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    It is a shuffle no one cares

    The shuffle is incredibly successful so a lot of people care about it actually. They've sold more than 10 million of the things.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    It is a shuffle no one cares

    The shuffle is incredibly successful so a lot of people care about it actually. They've sold more than 10 million of the things.

    to 10 million fags

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    RobchamRobcham The Rabbit King of your pantsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Mysst wrote: »
    rob you know that you'd swallow something that small
    I wish

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    It is a shuffle no one cares

    The shuffle is incredibly successful so a lot of people care about it actually. They've sold more than 10 million of the things.

    to 10 million fags

    i may be a PA fag, but i'm not like a fag fag

    and i have one

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    It is a shuffle no one cares

    The shuffle is incredibly successful so a lot of people care about it actually. They've sold more than 10 million of the things.

    to 10 million fags

    I don't see what your point is. Do you think Apple differentiates between fags and everyone else when it makes a sale? It's all money to them.

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    edited March 2009
    I have a 2g nano. I like it okay. I don't think I would buy a shuffle. If I want an mp3 player with no screen I will buy a $20 one at radio shack and not pay apple taxes nor pay for functions that I think are stupid like not being able to use your own headphones.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    i had my ipod mini for like 5 years, then upgraded to the touch a year ago. its pretty kickass. love watching tv shows on it during my commute, though if the psp was a little less bulky, i'd use that to watch stuff

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I've got a 5th gen Video that still serves me well.

    My brother has an identical one, only he installed RockBox on it because he "hates iTunes" because it's "too hard to use" and "doesn't support drag and drop."

    He's kind of slow, I guess.

    t lostwords: supposedly the PSP2 is gonna finally get rid of the UMD drive.

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Evander wrote: »
    Jordyn wrote: »
    Evander wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    o wait, can you not go forward or back or pause or what

    that's weird

    Where is Obs?

    I want him to tell me that no one every really uses "pause" anyway.

    I...I pause music all the time.

    I listen to it at work and sometimes the phone rings.

    Obs is the craziest mac guy out there.

    Insisting that in the future iPhones will replace desktops, and that no one ever actually uses copy/paste anyway.

    I copy/paste...in my brain.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    I have a 2g nano. I like it okay. I don't think I would buy a shuffle. If I want an mp3 player with no screen I will buy a $20 one at radio shack and not pay apple taxes nor pay for functions that I think are stupid like not being able to use your own headphones.

    When my fiance wanted a shuffed for the gym I bought her a Creative Zen Stone. It cost half the price of the 1gb ipod Shuffle and came with double the storage space. then I bought some decent headphones and an armband thing to hold it in place and the total cost was still less than the ipod.

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