FEMALE FRIEND: Itâ€™s soooo small.
MARVO: Itâ€™s not THAT small. Besides, itâ€™s pretty powerful and it can go for a long time.
FEMALE FRIEND: How long can it go?
MARVO: I got it to last for over twelve hours.
FEMALE FRIEND: Twelve hours straight?
FEMALE FRIEND: Do you mind if I touch it?
MARVO: Go ahead.
FEMALE FRIEND: Oh my goodness, I didnâ€™t realize how smooth it was. So do you take it running with you?
MARVO: Yeah, I HAVE TO take it with me. Although when I put them in my shorts, it kind of protrudes.
FEMALE FRIEND: So do people notice it protruding when youâ€™re running?
MARVO: I donâ€™t know, but I feel it bouncing around. Iâ€™ll probably buy something so that it doesnâ€™t flop around so much.
FEMALE FRIEND: Do you think youâ€™re hurting it when it flops around like that?
MARVO: I donâ€™t think so, because itâ€™s pretty durable and it hasnâ€™t skipped a beat. Although, when I first got it, I had some problems with it.
FEMALE FRIEND: Like what?
MARVO: Well basically, it didnâ€™t always work right. Iâ€™ll be in the middle of using it and then everything goes soft.
FEMALE FRIEND: It gets turned off or something?
MARVO: Yeah, but everything is fine now. I just looked at some stuff on the internet and it stays turned on now.
FEMALE FRIEND: So how does it work?
MARVO: Just grab it, use your thumb, and stroke it right here.
FEMALE FRIEND: Right here?
MARVO: Yeah. Some people have had trouble turning it on, so you might have to stroke it a little harder.
FEMALE FRIEND: Oh my goodness, I turned it on. So how do I make stuff come out of it?
MARVO: You just have to push the right button.
FEMALE FRIEND: This button?
MARVO: Oh yeah, thatâ€™s the button.
FEMALE FRIEND: So when you wanna put stuff on it, where do you stick it?
MARVO: I stick it into a USB port, where it also gets charged up. It takes about three to four hours to fully be ready to go again.
FEMALE FRIEND: So what else does it come with?
MARVO: It came with a couple of things, a pair of earbuds and a lanyard, which you can use to hang it from your neck. But I donâ€™t like to wear it like that. I prefer to keep it in my pants.
FEMALE FRIEND: It doesnâ€™t have a screen, so how do you know whatâ€™s playing?
MARVO: Well when Iâ€™m using it, itâ€™s usually in my shorts and I donâ€™t really need to look at a screen. I pretty much know whatâ€™s on it, because it only holds 125 songs. But if I need to switch to something else, Iâ€™ll just play with it through my shorts. I know where the right buttons are.
FEMALE FRIEND: So does it vibrate?
MARVO: No, it doesnâ€™t vibrate.
Item: iPod Shuffle
Purchase Price: $99.00
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: Light and small, but not THAT small. Great for exercising. Durable. Doesnâ€™t skip. Cheapest iPod.
Cons: Had occasional problems with keeping it turned on. No screen, which maybe a problem for some. Some might have trouble turning it on.