1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 26, 2013 7:20 PM by Kenichi Watanabe
courtney66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi! Hoping someone out there can help! My dad wants to listen to music while he walks. I think a shuffle would be the best bet. However I see the battery life is 15 hours. Is that the time before you recharge it again or what happens after 15 hours? Also, they dont have a computer...how would he charge it? One more thing..do they make speakers for it go on?? Thanks!!

iPod shuffle
  • 1. Re: Help buying an ipod shuffle for my elderly dad
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)

    The 15 hours is how long Apple estimates the shuffle will play music, in typical use, from full charge to empty.  That's 15 hours of playing time, not counting the time it is not being used, with the understanding that batteries do drain slowly and lose power just by sitting there.


    You can also charge it from a power adapter, like this one




    Other chargers that have a USB port may also work.  However, if there is no computer, there is no way to load it with music.  If you are going to load it with music for him, and make ongoing updates (and you have a computer that can run iTunes), that would work.


    You can use any external self-powered speakers that connect with a standard mini-stereo plug.


    The ideal simplified use for an iPod shuffle is to play songs from it in random ("shuffled") order.  Turn it on, play songs in no particular order, turn it off.  You can do more with it, but that will require doing things like setting up and syncing playlists, and switching playlist using the VoiceOver feature,