Link: The Little iPod That Could and Still Can ☍

Shared on May 24, 2014

John Moltz digs out his second-generation iPod shuffle:

This model came out in September of 2006 and I used it extensively for a few years until it just didn’t make sense to be managing music on it and my iPhone anymore. That also probably coincides with the last time I conducted deliberate exercise regularly.

Needless to say, it was completely drained when I picked it up, so I recharged it for the four hours Apple says it needs for a complete charge. Then for some reason it wouldn’t let me update the playlist that was on it, but that was fixed with a quick restore.

Apple’s specifications page for this model says it will play music for up to 12 hours on a full charge. So, I got curious. How long would this neglected 7.5-year-old devices still play? I plugged in some headphones, fired it up and let it go.

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