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This giveaway is now closed.

The Winners Box

Final week winner: Bigdaddyc69 from Calgary, Canada
2nd week winner: Azhar Chougle from Mumbai, India
1st week winner: Oren J. Hayon (AngerBoy) from Dallas, Texas


Apple has launched the iPod shuffle, and iLounge is giving away three of them, one to each of three lucky iLounge forum members.

If your entry is randomly selected from all those received, we’ll send you one of the three new 512mb units.

Entry is simple. Post a message containing your honest opinions of the iPod shuffle in the official iPod shuffle opinions thread in iLounge’s new iPod Shuffle general discussion forum:

Post your message here:

Giveaway: The Official iPod shuffle Opinions Thread

Winners will be selected randomly with no regard to whether the opinions expressed are positive, neutral, or negative. Be honest, but only post once in the thread. Messages posted outside the thread - including messages in the comments box below - WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Only forum posts in the thread will qualify.

iLounge will select one winning entry per week for three weeks. Your chances of winning are highest in the first week, as all entries in the thread will be considered collectively after the first week. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. Good luck!

Official Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • The iPod shuffle x3 giveaway will begin as of this posting.
  • Deadlines for drawings: 1st week: Friday at 11:59 pm, February 4, 2005 2nd week: Friday at 11:59 pm, February 11, 2005 3rd week: Friday at 11:59 pm, February 18, 2005
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. and international residents.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • iLounge is not responsible for computer malfunctions, bugs or viruses, and causes beyond our control. iLounge has the right to terminate this giveaway at any given time without notice.
  • All information submitted becomes the property of iLounge. iLounge will not release any personally identifiable information to any third party other than necessary to deliver the prize to winners, and identify the winners.
  • The prize consists of (1 of 3) Apple iPod shuffles (512MB) valued at $99 each.
  • Winner will be notified by email and announced here.
  • Associates, employees, principles, or relatives thereof of iLounge are not eligible.
  • All taxes are the responsibility of the winners.
  • The prize selected does not imply or express any endorsement from the manufacturer or any other relationship with iLounge.
  • iLounge reserves the right to modify these terms to comply with the laws of the State of California, to correct errors and omissions, or to ensure fairness as determined by iLounge. Such modifications, if any, will be posted at iLounge.
  • Any attempt to manipulate, interfere with, or otherwise alter any entries, other systems or services of iLounge will disqualify all those implicated and subject them to prosecution in the State of California, United States and/or other jurisdictions.
  • Your entry implies and expresses your agreement to these terms and your waiver of any other related rights you may have in any jurisdiction.

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Comments

1

I think iPod shuffle will ensure the Apple name is synonmyous with “mp3 player” or “digital music” for years to come.  It’s a piece of marketing genius.  It also doesn’t look like a bad piece of machinery, an excellent addition to the iPod family.  Good battery life, excellent ease-of-use, insane form factor.  I like it.

Posted by marc allen in new jersey usa on January 25, 2005 at 11:25 PM (CST)

2

oops

Posted by marc allen in new jersey usa on January 25, 2005 at 11:26 PM (CST)

3

Looks great. Love the size, controls and the plugablity. But no FM kills it for me. I just bought a Muvo V200 off eBay that has yet to arrive but it looks like it has it all. FM, 1 Gb, voice record, plugability, good looks, and a display. I like to support(vote with my $) Apple but sometimes it just ain’t worth it for my dough. Add FM and they got my money.

Posted by chana on January 26, 2005 at 12:37 AM (CST)

4

I love the iPod Shuffle. The reaction I have from seeing the iPod Shuffle is the same as any other member of the iPod family. It makes me smile.

I think Apple has created something that’s affordable, and will really do wonders to enlarge their share of the mp3 market. The design of the Shuffle is very attractive and very simple. The simple to use interface needs very little explanation. It’s ideal for working out, or going places where you might not need or want your entire music library.

The iPod Shuffle stays within the minimalistic design philosophy of Apple, which is great, since I don’t want to carry the added weight of functions I will never use.

The autofill function on iTunes for the Shuffle is an amazing feature, and is something that I feel should also be on normal iPods and iPod minis.

The sound quality actually surpasses my iPod Mini via headphones (I have an early iPod mini and I can hear some crackling/popping).

I do have a few criticisms: The switch on the back of the shuffle isn’t textured, and
slipping the toggle from “Off” to between “Ordered” and “Shuffle” and differentiating between the two is difficult.

A removable/replacable battery would have been nice.

It’s a little slow in transferring songs due to the speed of the flash memory used within the iPod shuffle.

The iPod Shuffle does not work with Windows 95/98. While most people have upgraded at this point, there are still people around who haven’t, and I feel there’s probably going to be some returns from people who have older computers who won’t be able to use and install the iPod Shuffle.

Posted by mike huang in San Jose, Ca on January 26, 2005 at 2:45 AM (CST)

5

This is the iPod for the rest of us. :D Finally I can justify an iPod!

They’re so cheap i’m actually thinking of getting them at work as memory sticks.

Another winner, Apple.

Posted by Chris Howard on January 26, 2005 at 3:05 AM (CST)

6

It’s simple, it’s Apple. It’s almost weightless. It scratch proof. Price could have been less to compete with the rest, but then again, it’S an IPOD. It’s the prefect gift for all occation. Shuffle U2 would be the killer; black colour with red circle and shuffle button. well, U2 could offer their whole album with the Shuffle box set instead of a digital boxset because it would just require charged up to listen to the music, and sometime not even need to connect to PC/Mac for interfacing. Can’t wait to see what they’re gonna come up with next. Down side is, long pieces of strings easy to strangle, entangled with the long earbud wires, like bad hair day after some nightmare. Not everyone would looked cool like that silhouette dude doing the IPOD commercial. I prefer this minimalist design, no FM (sometimes will only offer statics noise which clouds up the day unknowingly, & going underground no signal, not even GPS could work there), recorder? it will just add weight, cool for spying though, no screen? FM radio doesn’t show the song played from where I’m at. White stick matches black T-shirts well, this shuffle really rocks.

Posted by MyPreciousLove in Japan on January 26, 2005 at 3:39 AM (CST)

7

I think that for some people it will be a great device.  It is simple to use and for a lot of people, that is the key.  Having just switched to an iPod from a Creative product, I can attest to the simplicity of using the Apple product.  It just works, EVERY time.  If more people would give the iPod products a try, they would never go back to some Windows based pretender.

Posted by BTR in Indiana on January 26, 2005 at 6:41 AM (CST)

8

The iPod Shuffle is a really neat product. My girlfriend recieved her 1gig one last night. Even though it’s small it’s built sound, and the ball bearings in the cap are a nice touch. Hopefully they won’t wear out and the cap will stay snug for a long time.

People that complain about the screen and not being able to see what song you’re playing have been pampered by all the new technology and can’t remember back to tape players or even cd players which only show a track number. I always carry my iPod tucked away and on shuffle. If I don’t feel like listening to a song I switch to the next one with the remote.

Posted by DMThomas on January 26, 2005 at 7:22 AM (CST)

9

Messages must be posted in the official forum thread to enter the giveaway - messages posted here - WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Posted by MadPict in UK on January 26, 2005 at 9:15 AM (CST)

10

Shuffle option is just so cool; first Reverend Horton Heat, then Snoop Dogg and after that Vertigo!

Just got my 1G version and it ROCKS!!! And doubles as memory stick as well…

Posted by jari in Turku Finland on January 26, 2005 at 11:00 AM (CST)

11

I think the Shuffle is going to be a great addition to the Ipod family.  I’m a runner and spent about 2 months finding a good case to use for my 40GB (THANK YOU LAJO!).  Looking forward to being able to wear the lanyard when i’m on the treadmill!

Posted by PodBear on January 26, 2005 at 1:17 PM (CST)

12

It’s a simple MP3 player for the novice, at a price point that makes purchaseing easy.

Posted by gstspyder in michigan on January 26, 2005 at 2:28 PM (CST)

13

i can’t enter since im ungerage anyway, but i like the iPod.  most of my friends don’t think it has enough storage, but the purpose of it wasn’t to hold you entire music library, it was to make it convient and cheap for a new target audience

Posted by iLove on January 26, 2005 at 3:47 PM (CST)

14

people need to stop posting here!!!!

Posted by tymeflame in room on January 26, 2005 at 8:29 PM (CST)

15

The iPod shuffle is pretty close to perfect for what it is.  My guess is that many kids may be content just to have it as their sole source of portable music.  Many adults will probably want an iPod or iPod mini and an iPod shuffle.

I use my iPod photo in my vehicle with an Alpine iPod Adapter, and I use it for many other tasks such as an alarm clock, hard drive for files, etc.  The iPod shuffle is the ideal player for athletic activities such as long distance running.  It is easily able to be protected from the elements, and is the perfect size/weight.  I have run with mine for a week now, and I love it.  I have run in temperatures down to 8 degrees without a problem.

Dudley Warner

Posted by dewarner on January 28, 2005 at 12:58 PM (CST)

16

Great price for consumers and a great way for Apple to get tons of people to buy songs on iTunes.

Posted by maxmax in Washington DC on January 28, 2005 at 1:09 PM (CST)

17

It’s a reasonably priced digital music player that’s good for novices and iPod owners who want a player solely for the gym or for jogging.  The fact that it works with iTunes is what separates it from the competitors.

Posted by baltman in New York City on January 28, 2005 at 7:54 PM (CST)

18

Advancements in technology is great, but for me, the product MUST be durable and storage friendly.  What good is an ingenious product if its broken?  The shuffle’s size is REALLY appealing. 
With my lifestyle, I need to buy things that are extremely durable, and can easily be put away without worry that it’ll break.  The shuffle appears to have the right shape and size to be a product I would definately buy (especially since its so inexpensive too!).  But a free one would be nice.

Posted by BuckD on January 28, 2005 at 8:13 PM (CST)

19

I’ll keep it short and sweet and say that the ipod shuffle is great for a secondary ipod and it works well for apple because it luers in more customers to buy the 20gb ipod. The simplicity is what makes it such a beautiful mp3 player.

Posted by reagan in austin on January 30, 2005 at 4:20 PM (CST)

20

I like the idea of the Ipod Shuffle, it’s cheaper and more sensible for people with less music and less needs, like my boyfriend. I know he won’t use it to often but, I know he’ll love when he does use it because he can put all his music on it and the size is awesome. You don’t have to worry about cracking a screen or anything. It’s great.

Posted by wiccanvixen16 in Florida, USA on January 31, 2005 at 3:00 PM (CST)

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