Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?


paul lemm
 

Hi,

 

If you can get hold of one the iPod Nano although it has a small screen, it’s not a touch screen so because of this it has physical  controls so you can change tracks,  songs, playlists etc. without getting the thing out of your pocket. In my opinion the Nano with spoken menus was the best iPod, nice and small, held a good charge on a battery and has the physical controls too. I don’t think apple sells them as new, but I know in the apple online store in the UK apple sells refurbished Nanos  and you can pick them up second hand on eBay pretty cheap. I think I had the 4th or 5th generation  Nano  which were the first nanos to support spoken menus, although the 5th generation was the better, even thinner, lighter and longer battery.

 

Hope the above helps

 

Paul

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: 30 December 2017 00:44
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?

 

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: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:33 PM
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Subject: Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?

Hi,

 

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: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: 30 December 2017 00:16
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Subject: Re: Ipod Shuffle Alternatives?

 

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

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:10 PM
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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: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 6:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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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