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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

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. John Maushammer says:

    Ok, how long until someone removes the remote from the headphone cord & glues it to the case?

    Then, after that, how long until someone adds fwd & rev buttons, and a tiny 6-pin PIC10F200 to translate that to the the double-click and triple-click morse code commands that the shuffle expects?

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