Monday, October 01, 2007
Trail Tested: IPod Shuffle
After very disappointing experience with my IPod Nano, I had decided not use Apple products for a while, so went ahead with a purchase of non-apple mp3 player. Initially it seemed fine, but slowly I started missing the Itunes music manager, the seamless integration of shopping experience and Ipod sync-up update etc.
So finally I landed up in market for yet another IPod for my Ultra Running, Shuffle seemed reasonably priced for my budget and usage. I was mainly looking for a lightweight mp3 player, which can handle clumsiness of a long distance runner and would last for the entire duration of the race, roughly about 25-30hrs.
Interestingly after charging IPod Shuffle for a 1 night and loading to its full capacity of 1GB, I was ready for my Rio Del Lago 100M run. The entire run I hardly felt the weight of Shuffle and in-fact couple of times the clip came out of the slot, but it is light enough to just hang by the head phone cords :). Not once I had any issues with sound quality or lack of battery. Finally I found a perfect mp3 for Ultra runners, who man-handle a bit and would like a long battery life.Its great piece of Innovation. Hoping it would last long this time!.