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Apple iPod Shuffle third generation

Apple has come up with a new version of the screen-free iPod Shuffle. The third iteration of the iPod Shuffle takes minimalism to the extreme.

It eschews buttons, which makes controlling it even harder than its predecessors which famously had no screen but served up your iTunes collection in seemingly random fashion.

There's a single, multifunction button that you press varying numbers of times depending on whether you want to play, pause, skip a track and so on. Apple has also added a curious text-to-voice function called VoiceOver that speaks aloud the name of the song, album, playlist and so on.

However, perhaps the oddest thing about the 10g player that's so small you might sneeze and accidentally inhale it, is that checks whether you're using Apple-approved earbuds and only lets you enjoy your music if you are.

If you're keen to find out more, see our Apple iPod Shuffle third generation review.

See also: 4G Apple iPod Nano review.

Apple iPod Shuffle third generation

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