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Use your own headphones, but you can't access the on/off button!
on March 30, 2010
I wanted to use my 4th gen iPod shuffle in my car, but changing songs or even adjusting the volume was not possible without putting the headphones in, adjusting it, then switching to the line out. I bought this product for road trips that would make it nice to use the songs on the shuffle.
Overall I like the physical design. I know the top adds lots of size, but they had to have space for the headphone jack to go into the shuffle, and space for a headphone to plug your headphones into. At least they managed to keep the clip usable. However, the big downside is you can't touch the on/off button without removing the shuffle from the device. Seems like an unnecessary step. Maybe they could have added a mechanical slider to the side of the top area to could slide the on/off button? Anyway, there isn't a way to do it on this product as it is.
Sounds quality does not seem to be diminished.
I will probably keep the device, but that little problem of not being able get to the on/off switch while attached is kind of a downer. If you can get over that, then it is a keeper.
Update: The last few times I have tried to use the device has resulted in failure. It is almost 3 months old, and the button presses are not detected by the Shuffle. If Scosche will not take this product back or exchange it, I am going to use my dremel and cut a slit where the on/off button would be so that I can use my finger nail or key and turn the ipod on and off without plugging/unplugging the device. A second generation of this product may be better, but by then Apple would have changed the Shuffle and new products will not be made for it... so this product will probably final, poor build quality and all.