Originally Posted by ChibiR
Somehow reminds me of this
comic and the two after it...
Now those are FUNNY! !
Originally Posted by Wiggin
I'm sorry, but replacing 5 intuitive buttons with 3 buttons, a multi-color blinking LED, and page long set of instructions to decode it all just to make it a little bit smaller is not good interface design.
There will be a learning curve - and while I think the button pushing does not seem 'intuitive' I am guessing that after using it for x minutes/hours/days, it will become 'natural' or at least usable without requiring much thought. Of course, pretty much all tech devices have some sort of learning curve.
This also reminds me of the "iPod Flea" video produced about 2 years back I think. Pretty funny and strangely close to actual trend... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBwM2U77F2c
My initial thoughts are that I like devices that have separate buttons for different controls, esp. as i do use the skip ahead and back clicks on my current Shuffle gen2 quite a bit. (since I usually play it in sequence, and have grouped songs).
But maybe playlists on the gen3 would address part of that usage issue for me.
What I wonder is, now that the Shuffle is in the long-thin mode again, could not they add a paper-thin lcd display to show title? Kind of like the display capacity meter (paper-lcd/e-ink) on my Lexar Flash drive. That would be great (in my opinion) - as it would help me to remember the names of the songs I have
And, I am wondering if the gen3 Shuffle could be plugged into the gen2 Shuffle docking station, as that model came with about 3 feet of USB cable, which length might sometimes be more useful than the 2 inch cable on the new model. Anyone try that yet?