Apple iPod Shuffle (2012, blue) comparison

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Apple iPod Shuffle (2012, blue)

Apple iPod Shuffle (2012, blue)
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SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)

SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)
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SanDisk Sansa Clip+ (4GB, red)

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Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue)

Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue)
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Price $48 to $52 at 3 stores $45 at 1 store $45 to $54 at 3 stores $139 to $149 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 3.5 stars out of 79 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date October 09, 2012 August 24, 2011 September 01, 2009 September 14, 2012
The Bottom Line The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good. SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym. The SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is an excellent successor to the line, offering a fitness-friendly design with a built-in belt-clip, a simple interface, solid sound quality, and plenty of handy features--all for an ultralow price. It's an unbeatable value. The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch.

Basic specs

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Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.2 in x 0.3 in x 1.1 in
Info unavailable 1.4 in x 0.6 in x 2.2 in
1.6 in x 0.2 in x 3 in
Resolution Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 432 x 240
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Info unavailable Napster
Rhapsody Media Player
EMusic
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
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Mfr estimated battery life 15 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
30 hour(s)
PC interface(s) supported Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 4.0
Hi-Speed USB
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Info unavailable
Flash memory installed 2 GB
4 GB
4 GB
16 GB
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 0.4 oz
Info unavailable 0.8 oz
1.1 oz
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