IPod Shuffle Alternatives?


paul lemm
 

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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.


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: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.


 

You might want to look at a VictorReader Stream of Booksense.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:44 PM
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Booksense? Never heard of it.



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?

You might want to look at a VictorReader Stream of Booksense.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:44 PM
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.


Aidan <aidan.smarttalk@...>
 

The talking daisy player from laz, that plays m4a and allot of others.
Also can record, have wifi and radio and physical buttons among other
things.

On 30/12/2017, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@comcast.net> wrote:
Booksense? Never heard of it.

_____

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?



You might want to look at a VictorReader Stream of Booksense.





From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:44 PM
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.



Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I actually talked to Laz over the phone, and he seems like a really nice guy.
He's going to set me up with one of his talking MP3 players, which is pretty
cool. However, I wonder, will the $109.99 include shipping?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Aidan
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?

The talking daisy player from laz, that plays m4a and allot of others.
Also can record, have wifi and radio and physical buttons among other things.

On 30/12/2017, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@comcast.net> wrote:
Booksense? Never heard of it.

_____

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: IPod Shuffle Alternatives?



You might want to look at a VictorReader Stream of Booksense.





From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:44 PM
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.



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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.


Aidan <aidan.smarttalk@...>
 

The sixth and seventh nano were much better as it have a touch screen
with voiceover build in, and no need to configure menus to speak and
also were more accessible because of everything build in.

On 31/12/2017, paul lemm <paul.lemm@sky.com> wrote:
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.




Nermin
 

Hi all,

as for devices with buttons, a good place to start would be www.rockbox.org.
The site includes a list of devices that support Rockbox, the alternative firmware on many models. These used to include iPods also, devices from Archos, Covon and Sansa.
I haven't been on the site in a long time, but I'd imagine that Rockbox has gotten updates over time. Most players can play m4a files as well if you put rockbox on them.
Rockbox is considered to be a good alternative for the companys' own offering, and supports more file formats when flashed.
Laz puts the firmware onto his devices and sells them through the site mentioned ealier. I'm not sure if he sells outside the US though.

Regards,
Nermin