I couldn’t resist and ordered an Apple iPod Shuffle on announcement day. My Shuffle arrived yesterday and I got around to loading it up tonight. The USB 2.0 loading from my PowerBook was a bit slower than the FireWire loading of a traditional iPod — but not by much.
What I find particularly amazing about the Shuffle is the superb audio quality. I’m listening tonight on my original Bose noise-canceling headphones and the audio quality is just superb…and it’s all pretty amazing coming out of such a small device as the Shuffle!