Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?

Annabelle Susan Morison

Are Apple devices the only ones that can play .m4a files? I know another thing I'm looking for in a music player is a device with physical controls.

From: [] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?



I used to have the old iPod shuffle myself, but moved over to the iPod touch. It’s got a full touch screen, but its smaller than the iPad,  and smaller than any of the newer iPhones, I’d probably say height and width probably similar to the old iPhone 4s, but a lot thinner and lighter, it’s also got voice over  so you can navigate everything with the TTS. Although to be fair since it is that much bigger  still though than the old shuffle  I ended up just putting all my music on my iPhone and using that instead of the iPod. If you still really want a shuffle though, you can always look on EBay for a second hand one, or if you can’t get a shuffle on there you could look for the iPod Nano , I think from either the 3rd or 4th generation  they have TTS  built in to navigate the small display, although you’d best check online first to check which generation started to support TTS .


Hope this helps



From: [] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: 30 December 2017 00:16
Subject: Re: Ipod Shuffle Alternatives?


Would an iPad be easy to carry with me to the gym?


From: [] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: Ipod Shuffle Alternatives?

All I can recommend would be an iPhone or iPad, which would also let you subscribe to Apple Music if you wish.


iTunes for PC can also access Apple Music, so you can use it with JAWS as well as on an Apple iOS device.


From: [] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 6:15 PM
Subject: Ipod Shuffle Alternatives?


Hi, it's Annabelle.

I know this might not be the forum for this question, but does anybody out there know of any lightweight, blind-accessible alternatives to the Ipod Shuffle? I currently have an Ipod Shuffle First Generation which I purchased in 2008, and just recently, the battery dies after only 1 hour! Unfortunately, Apple makes it so the battery can't be replaced easily. Also, from what I understand, Ipods in general are going out-of-print. This is such a shame, as the Ipod Shuffle is the most accessible one for me, as there isn't a touchscreen. If I need to get something new, I want something that can be compatible with ITunes Music, especially .m4a files, something that can store lots of music, and most important of all, something that has an easy way to replace the battery! And, I hope there's something out there that can plug into my Apple Adapter that came with the Ipod Shuffle I have.

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