• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I think this item needs a price cut

    • Written by from Monticello

    My 6 year old lost her shuffle dock, so I decided to buy another one. Ironically, with the recent iPod Shuffle price cuts, you can get a new shuffle with a dock for $49, but if you want the dock alone it's $29. I can't believe the dock costs 60% of the price for a whole new shuffle. This dock should really be at $10-15.

    Apple, please adjust the price accordingly.

    142 of 158 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What's All the Complaining About?

    • Written by from Centennial

    Okay, I have a broken shuffle charger stand. My 11-year old daughter stepped on it and broke it.

    Yep it has the design flaw of being a cradle with a fixed post. This should be changed. I also have to point out that taking care of things means that they last. I got the shuffle for my 11-year old almost two-years ago. I have more than three-year old iPod Photo. Take care of things and they will last. Leave things laying around on the floor or jam them into a suitcase or backpack and sure you're looking at some problems.

    I think it would be a better bet to get a second shuffle for a few dollars more and use the charging stand for both. This is what I plan to do. Get a new 2GB for the 11-year old, and start using her 1 GB for the gym to protect my iPod Photo for that much longer.

    APPLE - please drop the cradle, I know, aesthetics, but its a bad design and APPLE is too good for bad design. Fix this product!

    61 of 74 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mehhh...

    • Written by from Astoria

    I bought the shuffle for my boyfriend for Christmas. As soon as I saw the charger/docking prong sticking up, I knew it was only a matter of time. It didn't quite seem to fit whenever we would connect it to the dock. He actually made it til June of the following year before breaking it while running errands all over the city with it in his pocket, with his phone, keys, wallet, gum, pens, you get the picture.. That being said, I notice several people who have written reviews left their chargers on the floor, near babies and dogs, etc. Like someone said earlier, if you just leave it on a flat surface, it would probably fare better. BUT it is designed to be a device with a certain degree of mobility, hence the wall charger part so... Considering it was my boyfriend's fault it broke, my gripe is: $29, SERIOUSLY!?!?!?! Fine when I bought the whole thing for $75 but the shuffle is now less than twice the dock. C'mon Apple, throw is a bone.

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So what the Shuffle is only worth 20 dollars?

    • Written by from Kailua Kona

    I really like the shuffle but the charging station needs work. I also broke the docking/charging station within weeks of purchase. I checked the online store and found that the shuffle I bought for 79.00 dollars is now 49.00 dollars. Then I searched for a replacement docking station and found the price was 29.00. My mathmatical powers of subtaction lead me to conclude the shuffle is only worth 20.00 dollars. What's up Apple? Please fix this problem so I can be happy with my shuffle again. Aloha

    39 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shuffle WONDERFUL! Docking station... not so much.

    • Written by from Valdosta

    Let me add my voice to those who have already said it. The docking station is easily breakable. I went on a plane with it in my shoulder bag, got there, and the prong was bent just a little. Stopped working. I took it apart, resoldered the connections, and turned it into a cable without the docking station. Works great now! Why can't Apple just make it like this in the first place? At $30 for a replacement, you almost might as well buy a second one to get the replacement...

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great shuffle, dock not so much

    • Written by from New York

    I agree with the previous reviews. I put my dock in a pouch in my (soft-sided) suitcase for a trip, and by the time I opened it up it was broken. The actual cost of my shuffle is therefore more like $110 than $80. Pffft.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock inoperability

    • Written by from Boulder

    The dock to my 2nd-generation shuffle suddenly stopped responding about three months after I bought it, with what I consider little to no heavy use. However, to Apple's credit, I took it into the store and they gave me a (cost-free) replacement the same day it broke. The design should be just a simple cable (there's no need for the base), but I've had no problems with careful use. Again, I suggest that folks use a hard case if they carry the dock around with them or are planning to travel with it.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ME TOO!!!

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I too was tring to charge my I-pod shuffle but the vertical part was leaning and it made my I-pod not able to charge. I am 12 year old and LOVE!!!! music. One day I took my charger to VA. and when I got there the tip of the charger was SNAPPED OFF. I would not suggest the I-pod shuffle it is a cheep peice of junk or at least the charger is

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Point Taken

    • Written by from watauga

    Look, I'm sure if you keep reading these reviews you will come up with the same answer, but let me save you the time and hassle.
    The shuffle is amazing, has many light-wieght advantages and so on, overall we love the SHUFFLE. However, the only problem is the charge dock's fragile state. It breaks. Short and simple. It BREAKS, and for the price of $39.00 (30 for dock, 9 for shipping)
    it makes replacing it an unescissary and painful.
    Apple, We just ask for some type of return policy due to the fragile state of this peice of equipment.

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I haven't had problems

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    I haven't had any problems with this and I have had it for about a year. The dock and iPod shuffle itself work great. I can see how a lot of you are angry because the thing that connects to the iPod just sticks straight out and is very thin which will eventually cause it to break. I haven't traveled with it, it just sits on my desk for when I charge it so I haven't had problems. It is very pricey though, if your charger breaks, why should you have to pay $30 for a replacement? That's almost half of what the iPod shuffle costs! The most this product should be is $15, all it is is a piece of plastic with wiring and some metal, apple should be able to produce these without charging $30 for them...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability

    • Written by from Singapore

    The dock is fine .. And as to people who make posts because of other people complaining please dont make it sound as if we dont take proper care of the docks. What i find is that the complains are mostly about the dock pin breaking.. I think the dock works fine the problem here is durabilty ... There is a significant problem here as the dock's durability is horrible and it seems because of minor accidents.. Such as dropping it. Its a cable if it drops its not expected to spoil.... Just saying i broke mine too and i live in singapore to get a new cable is 55$ i think this is too much but i cant find anywhere else to get it

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's What I Found When I Cut This Dock Right Down The Middle....

    • Written by

    I cut the dock in half. It has an electronic board inside. So there is more than meets the eye. Maybe, the dock design had to fit the small design of the shuffle. To keep everything small, durability was sacrificed







    71 of 133 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock works. Price could be better. $5.

    • Written by from Oakland

    OK. I was not happy with the charging change. I've got charging cables floating around the house and none are worth a darn with my new shuffle.

    I see complaints about the charging tip breaking off. I Don't know. Mine seems fairly sturdy. Of course I was somewhat worried about stuffing it into my backpack and carrying it all over creation.

    The new shuffle comes in a neato keen box. I placed my new charging dock into this box and closed it. I don't think I will have to worry about that tip now. Especially since I have no intention on dropping $30 on a $3.50 cable. No Siree Bob.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shuffle wouldn't play on Itunes

    • Written by from Moreno Valley

    For the first few months I had the shuffle, its songs played fine on Itunes on my laptop with Vista. Then it stopped. I was ready to buy a new dock when I read these reviews. The one from KM from Raleigh dated 2/22 solved my problem. When I push down on the shuffle in the dock, Itunes plays it. Not exactly the best engineering, I guess, but it works again.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    whoa!

    • Written by

    omg ppl my ipod dock broke YESTERDAY and i got it 3 DAYZ AGO!!!!! i dont take it wit me nowhere and i leave it next to da pc....so how did it break, i ask?

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Longevity is a good thing

    • Written by from Gold Beach

    The small music player is nice, but it would be nicer if its recharging device weren't so prone to breaking. Hey Apple: if you made some way to protect the tip during transit, this thing would be better.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great While Worked

    • Written by from colden

    Worked fine for months until i took it to work and broke the tip. IF YOU BUY IT KEEP IT ON TOP OF YOUR DESKTOP! I wont be buying a another myself

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ...apparently as long as you're not travelling.

    • Written by from Montreal

    The good: small footprint. it works.
    The bad: wow...way too expensive. it means my ipod actually costs $50 ($89-$39 for the dock.)
    The ugly: apparently it breaks easily. very easily.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Well.. So SO

    • Written by from trois-rivieres

    Mine is still in 1 peace but doesn't work
    I got my ipod for at least 3 years, and the base is all rusted and oxide.
    im tryin to clean it up with chimical products and by scratching it with a needle

    worked a few time but now it seems that oxide doenst want to get away

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    its good-then bad

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    i have had an ipod for about a year or so, and i was wondering how long one lasts...cuz this one broke over a month ago, and i really want songs to load. its a good dock, just not for a long time.

    5 of 6 people found this useful