With every iPod release, Apple adds a new twist. This time around, it has created a new iPod Shuffle that doubles as an accessory. This ingenius and tiny gadget has a handy built-in clip, so you can easily affix it to your pocket, sleeve, or bag. The sleek-looking Shuffle is also an amazing deal: For $79, you can store as many as 240 songs. I'm a huge music fan, so it's not big enough to serve as my only music player. But for running and gym-going, it can't be beat. Because regular iPods are equipped with hard drives, running and other jostling activities can be damaging. The iPod Shuffle, however, is Flash-based, meaning no hard drive, so it's much better to use while jogging. You can buy it here.
Sep 18 2006