• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't hold up to my husband's foot

    • Written by from Seaside

    I have had my shuffle since 2007 and I love it, it has been perfect for the situations that I have used it and I have used it A LOT. I never had a problem with the dock being flimsy or easily breaking. It has so far survived 3 little boys playing around with it every chance they got and all of my own wear and tear. It's long life finally ended when my husband stepped directly on it and broke the pin. It seems worth it to just buy the next step up instead of paying $30 for a new dock. After reading everyone else's reviews I am beginning to think the quality of my dock was an anomaly instead of the norm. I'm sure Apple is well aware of their marketing technique. Of course they will charge almost as much as a new shuffle so that everyone just goes ahead and buy the new shuffle instead of "wasting money" on a new dock. 5 stars for my dock (R.I.P.) 1 star for Apple's greed.

    51 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPod shuffle second generation, the dock with USB Cable

    • Written by from TORONTO

    I've had this since 2007 and only recently I'm having problems with it. I'm not surprised and it's been long enough that with time the iPod (or the dock) needs to be replaced. My problem is with the USB cable - as stated during the troubleshooting session. Hoping to get the replacement part by next week and then less time is spent on recharging the iPod.

    Still recommend this product even though it's outdated: iPod shuffle 2nd gen, 1GB.

    29 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long time

    • Written by from Danville

    I've had this dock for about 3 years, and it still works. I keep it plugged into my computer, and yet, it still works. I've learned to take care of it, and I've never had to buy another one due to this. Must've been lucky this time.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine broke too, but...

    • Written by from Platteville

    My ipod dock worked great for a year. I knew it had a fine electronic connection and I was always very careful when fitting it to the ipod-always. Then I stepped on the corner of my computer bag. Fortunately the dock was the only casualty. Yes it could be stronger and less costly, but mine didn't break by itself. After reading the reviews, I'll be twice as careful with the new one. I'll still give it 5 stars because the dock really does work well. My advice to apple engineers is to make the short white guide/peg about an inch tall to help protect the pin!?

    27 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding me?

    • Written by from Toronto

    My BMW is a piece of junk too because every time I slam it into a tree it breaks. Gimme a break! Stop stepping on the dock. The dock does exactly what it's supposed to do. All these people are same ones who complain when they drop their iPod in the toilet and then blame the ipod for not magically fixing itself.

    42 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    I love the shuffle. I bought a transmitter that it plugs into and it plays to any fm radio. I don't listen to the radio stations anymore and I don't have to fool with or carry cd's except to load them to Itunes library. I use several jacks and only the dock pin broke. Now it is worthless. First my son broke his and I thought he wasn't careful enough and then I broke mine,now both are useless. $30.00 for another dock when so many other people are having the same trouble doesn't sound fair. The ear phone plug is fine and my transmitter plug is fine and no one else's are breaking just the dock pin. What a shame!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy Doc for the Shuffle

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I am not sure why there are so many complaints on this product. Mistreatment mostly would be my guess. My wife and I have each had one of these for 3+ years and never a single problem. If you pack it in a bag or case where the pin is vulnerable to damage, you are likely going to have a problem with it. If you use a little care and common sense it will last you the lifetime of your shuffle.

    38 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me...

    • Written by from Tucson

    Obviously the ratings for a replacement product will be low. A strong majority of the people buying this product broke their old one. I personally have multiple computers/workstations and simply purchased this product to have another docking station on a different computer. Works great for me. If you're careful with this product like you should be with everything else it works great. Just make sure you're careful when taking it on and off the dock and you'll be fine, that simple.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a stupid thing......

    • Written by

    On the very first day while disconnecting the dock, the dock pin has broken and half of that remained inside the pod..the service center guys are saying that my shuffle is now waste i have to throw it offf!!!....cmon apple how can i do that thing???for a stupid dock pin should i ve to throw off a 79$ pod??? is nt this crazy???!!!

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Complaining

    • Written by from Grand Island

    This is not so much of a review, but a statement as to people complaing about the way the headphone jack breaks, and that apple should just make a cable that has a usb plug on one end, and a headphone jack on the other: the fact of the matter is that it will never happen, there is too much risk involved. If they were to release a product like that, ignorant people would try to plug it into the jack on their full-size ipod, which would blow out the ipod's battery, and possibly cause an electrical fire, including your ipod and your computer shorting out.

    The fact of the matter is that you can buy such cables from different stores, but at what risk are you doing so? A child or family member of yours accidentally do this, and ruin a $300 piece of electrical equipment, and possibly your computer. just stick with this or the marware travel dock.

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I take good care of my dock so...

    • Written by from Novato

    ...it's in perfect condition even after 1 1/2 years. Works just fine, no problems at all. I keep my dock near my computer on my desk - out of the way of any mishaps. I'd buy this product again. Now, where can I get some good speakers or a player for my little ipod shuffle?!

    17 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    not so bad

    • Written by

    I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about! I've had my shuffle for almost a year and I've never had a problem with my dock...until today. I bent the pin and it serves me right for leaving it in my backpack for weeks. Yes, $30 for a new dock seems a little expensive but so what? I love my shuffle and it's worth it if it'll let me listen to it again!

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Product

    • Written by from Deventer

    I have been using it now for almost a year, and with normal use, and its working fine .. charging on every pc and with ever power adapter .. and as the ipod its small so easy to travel with.
    i dont know what others are moaning about but if you try to get your ipod off the dock with hammer it'll break yeah..

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me...

    • Written by from Orion

    I have had the dock for 3 months and have not had any problems. It seems the persons having difficulty are the ones who are packing it for travel or dropping it. Just keep it in a safe place and use care as with all electronic equipment.

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know why everyone's having trouble?

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I've had my shuffle for several months now and I'm charging it right now. I've put the dock in my backpack to go to my mom's house 80 miles away and it was fine... it's also fallen to the ground several times and has sat on the floor for some time and it still works. I've been in a hurry before some mornings after charging it all night so I would say I've probably yanked on it and put the shuffle on somewhat aggressively, but it still works. If it breaks, I'll get a new one, but so far so good.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I've had this with my iPod shuffle since I got it in November 06. No problems at all! Works just fine for me.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lutz

    I've had mine for about a month (and this is my first dock). I don't know how the tip could just break off unlees you box with it. Mine sits on a granite countertop all day long so I don't get those problems. But I might be traveling with it soon but I know how to take care of it. Oh yeah, Apple I LOVE my orange shuffle.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You gotta be careful with this product.

    • Written by from Nashville

    You gotta be careful with this product. I've been reading about the people who have had them break. You can't stuff it in a bag and expect it to not break. Also, you have to read the instructions on how to use it. You gotta think, you got an iPod. You got a responsibility. You don't just try it for an hour and give up. You get out there and you read how to use it. Apple makes great products.

    16 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    personally i like the dang thing

    • Written by from Denver

    i find nothing wrong with my shuffle, i love mine and it goes everywhere with me except the shower. it would be real nice if there was an external battery for the second generation shuffle, but i'll give the good folks at apple some more time on it.

    i'v been reading the complaints about the dock peg thing breaking off real easy. do yourself a tremendous favor by either saving the clear case you shuffle can in, or better yet, ask the closest chick if she has any of those small hinged boxes nice jewelery comes in... pad with gauze or some such and voila! you got yourself a hardcase.

    also, if possible use a bit of tape to secure your dock down.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased another one to keep at work,

    • Written by from Holmes

    I purchased another one to keep at work and both have always worked fine for me. I think it is awesome engineering...Simple.

    C'mon people! If you leave it on the floor, abuse it, step on it, etc...it's going to break. Guess what...your iPod will break if you step on it too!

    It would be easy enough for Apple to make a straight non-dock cable however. Apple should make one and offer it to all of you who keep your iPods on the floor. :)

    17 of 35 people found this useful