Forget that iRiver device I mentioned. This one’s cooler (no, not the iPod Shuffle).
I wondered why, when the iPod Shuffle came out, people were excited about a sub-par piece of equipment with fewer features and a higher price than existing devices had. Seems I wasn’t alone – I just didn’t recognize the best alternative.
I’ve never been a big fan of Apple – seems all they’ve ever wanted to do is limit your options on a thing, then tell you how much that simplifies your life. But this is brazen cashing in on a past success with an crappy succesor.