February 06, 2005
What the world, needs now...
...is another picture of an iPod shuffle
A few quick thoughts on this latest MP3 player from Apple, as I got to play with one the other night. I didn't know any of the music it was shuffling through, and I liked that.
Sometimes it's easy to 'borrow' music from friends, one can amass quite a bit of stuff to sift through before deciding what to buy.
I'm no longer that 15 year old staring at the linear notes for hours. There's a lot to process it seems. More than ever? I'm not sure on that. But I do think it's almost too easy these days. Too easy to skip around and not ever really know what's playing.
I mentioned this in a comment at one point, but the Shuffle seems to mirror the way I enjoy music (while set to Play in Order mode). I like to have a handful of albums in the 6 CD changer, and use the forward button to skip through tracks.
If the Shuffle had a skip album button, or something more random like an 8-track player to advance you around the gig, that'd be nice. But overall, this thing is sweet.
With Napster pulling crap like this marketing, I feel pretty good that Apple is in no immediate threat of losing their current lead in digital music. The Shuffle just makes an already solid line-up even better.
Just scored me one... Had been selling out every time, before I got to the Apple store. Continuously checked day after day, in and around town. Played with it some in the store. Now for the acid test.... hoping I can put large music files.
As for Napster.. they've got credibility issues.. and no real pull.. so why not knock on the big boy (ipod + itunes) and make a mark?
Posted by: davis | Feb 10, 2005 3:40:56 PM
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