July 18, 2008

I bought an iPod Shuffle this morning. I’d kind of been meaning to pick one up for quite some time, but just hadn’t done it. So now I have. I just wanted something really well-suited for, and totally dedicated to, exercise. The Shuffle is definitely it.

You don’t have to buy any straps or cases for it, because it clips right on to your clothing. You don’t have to worry about breaking the hard drive or cracking the screen if you drop it–it doesn’t have either of those things. You don’t have to worry about having anything but your most exercisable music come up on random, because those are the only songs you put on it to begin with. And for $48, why the hell not? I spend three times that on a pair of running shoes.

The real problem is headphones, though. Everyone’s ears are different (and some are more different than others), but I think it’s universally understood that the earbuds included with the iPod are not for exercising with. They just fall out too easily. So on the advice of a friend I ordered some Sennheiser twist-to-fit ones. (Got free shipping via Amazon Prime, too–sweet!)


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