Apple’s new iPod Shuffle: tiny and talkative

11 Mar 2009

Apple has just brought out a brand-new third-generation iPod shuffle that is almost twice as small as the previous model. The device also has an exclusive new feature called VoiceOver that allows your shuffle to speak song, artist and playlist names to you.

The new iPod shuffle looks nothing like its predecessor. It comes in two shades – silver or black – and has no more buttons! (It looks a bit like a fancy cigarette lighter.)

The new shuffle is truly tiny: smaller than an AA battery and the redesign means that all of the controls are now placed on the earphone cord instead of the body.

The VoiceOver feature speaks 14 languages, including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish, and even tells you how much battery life you have left.

Priced at €75 including VAT, the new 4GB shuffle holds up to 1,000 songs and starts shipping today.

By Marie Boran