Shuffle Trick

I just noticed a neat feature of the iPod Shuffle that I should have actually noticed before. When you unplug the headphones, it automatically pauses! Right on! I wear it all day as I work, and keep wearing it as I walk around the house. It’s not uncommon for the loop to snag on something and get yanked out of the plug. I’m usually surprised that it hasn’t gone farther when I jack back in, but only by watching I noticed that the flashing green pause light comes on when I unplug it. Someone was really thinking that day!

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

4 thoughts on “Shuffle Trick”

  1. mace says:

    My iPod does the same thing. It saves my ass all the time.

  2. Dave says:

    You know, it never occurred to me this might be a feature in all iPods, not just the shuffle. All this time, I’ve been assuming I have been bumping the stop button when I tug the cord out. It wasn’t until watching it in a dark room that I noticed this phenomenon at all.

  3. Jay says:

    The other day I told you I was going to stop listening your show and you bided me a sweet farewell.

    I gave the show a few more tries (because I did like it), and it’s seemed to have gotten a lot better with the interviews, podcast punk bashing and iRiver talk over that past two weeks. So I’m back if that cool! Keep on rocken!

  4. Ben says:

    Just a dumb trick that I made up over the years, to avoid your headphones from snagging. Run the cord under your shirt to your IPOD that is on your belt.

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