Re: Perfect companion for motorbiking
Hear hear. I agree that it's a criminally underrated product.
I've got a 1Gb, first-gen Shuffle and it has replaced my old portable DiscMan as the choon-delivery system of choice when I'm out cycling - replace the crappy Apple 'phones with something decent and Robert is indeed your mother's male sibling.
I don't find the1Gb capacity limiting either - mine's about 75% full and gives me enough tunage for, say, a 200km ride (usually 10-11 hours on the road for me) even if the battery doesn't have quite enough grunt to go the distance. Currently considering an 8Gb Touch for office use, but for outdoorsy things the Shuffle wins hands down.
As for the 2G Shuffle, just bought one for my sister as a birthday present - my only gripe would be that the colours are a little bit gaudy. Also, I was also one of the 'will never own an iPod' brigade until SWMBO bought me one for my birthday :-)