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Hey Sydasti, The New Shuffles are Out!

syadasti

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Yeah some cellphones, pdas, car stereo, etc have braille like patterns on certain keys (or the ridges on a keyboard on the F and J keys) on them so you can figure out where buttons are without looking.
 

Westy

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Nov 22, 2002
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Good point. With my 1st generation Shuffle, it hung from my neck, so the angle never changed unlike the clippy.
I think I will drill a hole through the clip and run a lanyard through it. The thing is so damn small I see myself losing it quickly unless I can leash it to things.
 

Westy

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I can now see why they went without the standard mini USB connector. The whole thing is as thick as a USB connector, surface mounting the connector to the PCB would almost double the thickness of the unit.
 

syadasti

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I can now see why they went without the standard mini USB connector. The whole thing is as thick as a USB connector, surface mounting the connector to the PCB would almost double the thickness of the unit.
Nah thats a standard USB connector in the mod photo connected to a laptop above. A mini USB connector is virtually the same thickness as a mini-jack only wider, here they are side by side on the blackberry:




The very thin razor phone has a mini USB connector too...
 

maxyedor

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But they would need to put both a mini conector and a headphone jack on wich would surley make the player bigger, since it appears that smallness was the goal the dock is a reasonable compromise. Also there is the old theory of "more parts = more problems" For players that small, Apple or not, downloading music via headphone jack makes sense.
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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I just pick on up at WalMart for less than $79..

WalMart here has reorganized their store and now has a huge electronics section where iPods abound at good proces.

I have my eye on that titanium colored Nano for sub $200 too...
 

narlus

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Nov 7, 2001
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WalMart here has reorganized their store and now has a huge electronics section where iPods abound at good proces.
i was under the impression that Apple, like Oakley and others, have tight pricing policies w/ their dealers, and pretty much everyone has to sell @ MSRP.

did walmart get a bye?
 

syadasti

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N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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IPod Report:

Since buying a new iPod Shuffle my Common Access Card reader on my workstaion has died. I had to get IT send me new one.

I haven't even taken the Shuffle out of the packaging yet either.

I am very disappointed that syandnanci might be right!!!!
 

H8R

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Nov 10, 2004
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Yet another reason for Sydnasti and all proper humans to hate apple.
Sidandnancy would hate Apple no matter how many products of theirs he'd buy and use extensively. Hundreds even.