We live in an era where devices get smaller every year, and smaller is always better. The new iPod shuffle comes to say exactly that. Apple on Wednesday launched world’s smallest music player (at least by their measurements), which is half the size of the previous model, and claimed it to be the first music player that talks to us, through a new feature called VoiceOver.
“The controls of the new iPod shuffle are located on the right earbud cord. With command central now strategically placed in this more convenient location, you can navigate your music — and activate the VoiceOver feature — without taking your eyes off your run, your ride, or whatever you’re doing. With the press of a button, VoiceOver will tell you the song that it’s playing and tell you who’s performing it and also the names of your playlists.”
In addition to that, the new iPod shuffle is also capable of holding 1,000 songs, and can speak 14 languages, including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. The iPod also comes with all controls located on the earphone cord.
The new iPod shuffle comes with a 4GB capacity, and sells for $79 through the Apple Store and authorized resellers. According to Apple, the iPod comes in two versions, silver or black, and can be synced with both a Mac and a Windows PC.