• Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person*

    Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man on earth, CEO of Kickstarter is looking to step down this year, Apple is discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and Nano and Cristiano Ronaldo is getting more involved in tech. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle and doubles iPod touch capacities to 32GB and 128GB

    Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle and doubles iPod touch capacities to 32GB and 128GB

    Get out the Kleenex and hit play on the Boyz II Men musical montages — it’s officially the end of an era. Three years after discontinuing the iPod classic, Apple is finally doing the same to its lower-end brethren, the shuffle and nano. The company pulled both iconic MP3 players from its site earlier today and has since confirmed with TechCrunch that this is, indeed, the end. Read More

  • Tearing Down The iPod Shuffle: Harder Than You Think

    Tearing down the iPod Shuffle may look easy – it is, after all, made of a few pieces of aluminium press-fitted and glued together – but the poor lads at iFixIt had a dickens of a time. Their complaint? Although this step makes it look super-simple to open the Shuffle, it’s not. It took us a good half hour of prying and heat-gunning to open the little guy.
    Pro tip: Aluminum… Read More

  • Little clip-on MP3 player looks familiar, costs $12 today only

    I’ve been shuffling all these memories through my brain, trying to figure out where I’ve seen this MP3 player before. Shuffle though I may, I can’t seem to shuffle the correct memory back into place despite some pretty intense shuffling. Read More

  • Ozaki iCommand for the Shuffle

    Want to break Apple’s hegemony over your headphone choice when using the new iPod Shuffle? This $18 dongle adds all of Apple’s functionality into a little thing that sits on top of the Shuffle rather than inline on the headset, thereby freeing you from the shackles of fear that hold us all down and, in the end, will kill us. After all, even the birds are chained to the skyway. Read More

  • Proporta 3G iPod shuffle sleeve: Always wear protection

    Proporta has announced their most recent addition to the iPod accessory train, the Silicone Sleeve for the 3G iPod shuffle. From just a personalization point of view, it’s a pretty cool product. They offer three options to choose from currently, and all of them seem to be fairly tasteful and well designed. We have seen their products before, and they passed muster from Biggs. Given the… Read More

  • iPod Shuffle headphones galore

    Well, one of our biggest issues with the Shuffle 2k9 is, of course, that you’re locked into using proprietary headphones. If you insist on getting one of these silly things, do yourself a favor and at least spring for a better pair of earbuds; of course, at that point you’ll be spending close to $100, and you may as well buy a Nano or baby Zune. But I digress. Soon lots of… Read More

  • Dexim previewing the Shu-Lip for the iPod shuffle 2K9

    The latest iPod shuffle is all about being chintzy (our hands-on here), which is great for accessory makers like Dexim. You see, they will make a bunch of coin selling this simple $10 USB adaptor to replace the little cable thing that comes with the new shuffle. There hasn’t been a release date announced yet, but you can plop down a pre-order now. Read More

  • Hands-on: iPod Shuffle 2K9

    For an Apple product, the new iPod Shuffle is a bit underwhelming in the aesthetics department. It’s tiny, for sure, but I can’t and most likely won’t ever get over the fact that I have to use Apple’s earbuds. What am I supposed to do with my Ultimate Ears and Shures? Read More

  • The iPod shuffle playback control chart

    So…Apple. The headphone debate rages on and so far there hasn’t been many fanboys speaking up defending the proprietary headphone system. But also lets not forget that the new shuffle employes controls confusing enough that it warrants a large chart (after the jump) to explain simple playback controls. Sometimes change is hard, but is often a gateway to a better process. Other… Read More

  • A modest proposal: Radio DJs should sue Apple

    In the proud tradition of the Authors Guild, we at CrunchGear have made a startling discovery. The new iPod Shuffle from Apple can speak the title and artist currently playing, a feature that could put millions of radio DJs out of work. The hard work and dedication to craft that brings us “Single Ladies” by Beyonce four times an hour on local stations everywhere can now be replaced… Read More

  • Apple goes retro with latest iPod Shuffle

    When the Apple store went down this morning, there were rumors swirling that a new iPod Shuffle would appear when it went live; those rumors were right. The latest iPod shuffle comes equipped with 4GB of memory priced at $79.99 and a sleek case that’s reminiscent of the first generation. Best of all, the shuffle now speaks the name and performer of the song since there still isn’t… Read More

  • Shuffle gets updated color options

    Today’s Apple press event was a new, iPod party, but apparently, the cheap Shuffle didn’t get an invite. There wasn’t any news about the tiny iPod during the event, but the online Apple store reveled that the pastel color palette of old has now been replaced with four of the brighter Nano color scheme options, along with the standard silver. Pricing and storage size remains… Read More

  • Apple store back online, new iPods ready for you

    There you go kiddies. Apple has opened its floodgates for the masses. The new 120GB iPod classic, NIKE+ iPod Touch and 8GB Nano are shipping today, with the 16GB Nano’s shipping early next week and $79, two-way headphones shipping next month. Read More

  • Last minute Apple "Let's Rock" rumors

    With the Apple press conference mere hours away, the ‘ol rumor mill is work’n overtime. Quoting long time sources, AppleInsider claims that the iPod Shuffle is going to five color options and while the Classic is only going to be available in two. The real news is that the third-gen Nano is getting a whopping nine color palette and will… Read More

  • Apple Supports Breast Cancer Research With Pink iPod Shuffle

    I wasn’t aware that Apple was doing anything to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, but it doesn’t surprise me, though. The pink Shuffles have surfaced at Target stores across the country. This particular one was captured in Santa Maria, CA and includes a $15 iTunes store gift card, but it’s still $79! Anyone else seen a pink Shuffle at your local Target? We… Read More