The new shuffle is smaller than a match box and is the perfect size to carry with you all the time. I don't think there will be ever be a problem of anyone not finding room to put this little player in their pocket or just clip it on.
The body of the player appears to be made of plastic, while the outside shell is the sleek looking brushed aluminium making it very light.
The style of the shuffle should be familiar to those of you that own or have seen the original shuffle. It has the same circular button configuration. There are controls to adjust the volume, play/pause, and go backwards and forwards through tracks. Some buttons have extra functions such as the play/pause button.
Sound quality is quite good for me. Crisp, clear and I could even hear the bass for those songs that are just a little bit thumpy. The earbuds are the same earbuds that comes with the previous shuffle and not those improved one that comes with the ipod nano 2nd gen.
I love the new shuffle very much but it's too bad that it doesn't have display or I would have got it instead of the ipod nano 2nd gen. The 2nd gen shuffle has good price (I went around) and they're great for kids or athletes (clip on feature) and basically those who wants a very small, easy to use, quality digital audio player.