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My New iPod Shuffle

5585926503747814A couple of days ago my iPod Shuffle arrived and I love it. My lovely wife Emily got me one for my birthday.

As you can see from this picture, it is literally the size of a pack of gum. Tiny. I carry it in my front pocket with my chapstick and my spacepen.

Why a shuffle you might ask? Well, I agree with what Brad Wilson said: there are two kinds of music listeners. Those who have tons of music and probably use shuffle play a lot, and those who have less music and tend to pick and choose specific albums or playlists. I used to be the latter, but for the past year or so I have definitely been in the former camp. So when I saw the shuffles were only $100, I decided I wanted one.

There are a couple of accessories that I’m on the lookout for:

  • A Key Chain Case - Something that will protect it from banging up against the keys but lets me use it as my key fob.
  • An FM Adapter - Yeah I know I can get any number of these, but they aren’t designed to work with the shuffle and so I end up with wires all over the place. I’d like something that snaps on to it like the iTrip does for regular iPods.

Now playing: Tool - Jimmy

UPDATE: My frield PK just IMed me&nbsp_place_holder;and told me that XtremeMac has exactly what I’m looking for&nbsp_place_holder;in their new iPod Shuffle line. Or, more correctly, they will have them by the end of March. It looks like the SuperHook ($19.95) + TuffWrapz ($24.95) + AirPlay for Shuffle ($49.95) will do exactly what I want. But that will end up costing as much as the Shuffle did. Hmmm. There has to be e better way. I suppose I could make the hook and get a cheaper FM adapter. HmmmΓǪ I think I’ll wait a bit longer and see what happens in the marketplace.