Just in time to meet their self imposed October ship deadline, some iPod shuffles have been trickling out of the factory into the hands of their new owners.
The new aluminum shuffle is only half the size of it’s white predecessor yet still is able to hold 1GB of storage. Unfortunately Apple seems to have given up trying to design the Shuffle to plug directly into the usb port instead opting for a dock to allow you to sync. The size of the first generation Shuffle prohibited me from ever conveniently popping it into an available usb port as it was just a smidgin too wide. Expect a Taiwanese or Chinese knock-off within 6 months. Via TUAW