iPod Shuffle first-look and take-apart

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

4025 Articles

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Caption: Is this the future? A single IC, a battery, and some user interface components?

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Kyle and our pals over at iFixit.com got ahold of the 3rd gen iPod Shuffle and they just had to tear it apart.

Amazingly, at least on our scale, both halves weighed 5 grams. That means the entire functional half of the iPod weighs only about 20% more than a single sheet of letter size paper.

iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation First Look