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And to hear the voice you....
And to get your playlists you....
And to get to the next track, or the previous one you...
And.....

Too many combos for something I use occasionally for me. Whatever happened to "intuitive" and "it just works"?

But I guess it would totally appeal to buyers of the Macbook Wheel. (An LoL if you haven't watched it!)

Plus a nerdy looking ...thing... hanging from my neck. Plus every inline headphone or mic control I've ever had has shorted out long before anything else went wrong.

Plus as another poster noted, useless with your stereo, car stereo (my main use), friend's stereo, existing premium buds and for multiple earbud sessions. And IMHO a featureless chunk of metal totally lacking in the oooh and ahhh department.

Next......

I understand if the device isn't a fit for you and the instruction do seem somewhat complex, but I found them to be natural on the iPhone. Natural enough that I was immediately wanting more options, which have finally come albiet only in the Shuffle at this point.
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

I understand if the device isn't a fit for you and the instruction do seem somewhat complex, but I found them to be natural on the iPhone. Natural enough that I was immediately wanting more options, which have finally come albiet only in the Shuffle at this point.

Never want to sound like one of those "if it's not right for me, it's no damn good" posters. I can see the utility of what's there as well as (to me) the shortcomings of what's not.

It's like the old WordStar. Memorize a hundred keyboard short cuts and you could do amazing things with text on a monochrome 8088 DOS setup, but for your non-tech friends... ..no way.

So trying to speak more as an everyman here, like if I bought one for my Aunt and told her all she had to do to use it was memorize about 15 finger gestures... ...no way she'd let me get past the first two without overloading... ...whereas if I handed her a Classic I wouldn't have to tell her anything - which is a large part of the essential quality that's propelled A, Inc. from a gear head cult to mainstream chic. And this puppy's controls are a little on the geeky side for those who don't grok interfaces.

So my point is I see Apple sacrificing that intuitive use quality to another core value: design minimalism, but in this case to the point that the latter begins to interfere with the former.

But I mainly answered because I had a better illustration of why I don't find this featureless little slab visually appealing: I can imagine someone approaching me quietly and whispering in my ear that I forgot to remove the RF inventory tag from my new shirt......

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