New iPod shuffle

Apple released a redesigned iPod shuffle today. 4GBs for $79. No navigation buttons on the device. Looks pretty attractive.

As I see it, here are the shortfalls compared with previous Shuffle model:

  • Can’t use it with a car because the controls are on the headphone wire. Someone will have to come out with a controller that lets you plug another line into it so you can plug it into car stereo line in jacks or cassette adapters.
  • Can’t use your own headphones. Requires same solution as previous item.