New Talking iPod from Apple

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:47:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Apple has launched the first music player that talks to you! The new "talking" version of iPod shuffle music player, which uses VoiceOver technology is to be the world’s smallest music player at nearly half of the size of the previous model. The new VoiceOver feature enables iPod Shuffle to speak your song titles, artists and playlist names.

The new 4 gigabyte Shuffle will be priced at $79 and carry up to 1,000 songs, double the amount of the last generation of Shuffles. The stainless steel shuffle is smaller than an AA battery. The device provides around 10 hours of music playback on a single battery charge. iPod Shuffle can speak 14 languages including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

There are no buttons on the shuffle, instead it is controlled by a button on the earphone cord, which allows users to play and pause songs, adjust the volume, move through playlists, and listen to track information. iPod Shuffle requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later and iTunes 8.1 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 8.1.

“Imagine your music player talking to you, telling you your song titles, artists and playlist names,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPod and iPhone product marketing.

For the time being, Apple is keeping the current-design 1 GB Shuffle in the product line as the least expensive iPod at $49. However, the 2 GB $69 version will be discontinued.

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