I do like my Apple products even though my ipod, iphone and macbook all died within 3 months of each other, like they had some sort of expiry date in them, I understand how they work and I can get on with them fine. I'm now using Windows 8 and it's good but not great, I'm going to try the ipod shuffle and see how it works in iTunes for Windows 8.

Harvey Norman now have the iPod Suffle 2GB for $48 which is even cheaper than the Apple store
Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB - iPods | Harvey Norman Australia

Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB

The incredibly small, wearable music player comes in a spectrum of colours and has a clickable control pad. And VoiceOver tells you the song title or playlist name.

iPod shuffle. It’s big on colour.

Take hundreds of songs everywhere you go with the small, wearable and colourful iPod shuffle. Use the clickable control pad to easily play your music. With a simple tap of the VoiceOver button, you’ll hear the song title, playlist name or even battery status. And because your different playlists and Genius Mixes are just a sync away, you’ll always have the perfect music mix ready to complement your every mood.
Key Features

• Small and wearable
• Polished anodised aluminium design
• Built-in clip
• Easy-to-use control pad for playing your music, audiobooks and podcasts
• VoiceOver button to hear the song title, playlist menu and battery status*
• Support for multiple playlists and Genius Mixes
• 2GB of storage†
• Available in slate, silver, purple, pink, yellow, green and blue
• Apple iPod shuffle USB Cable
• Apple Earphones
• Works with Mac and PC
* VoiceOver is available in selected languages.
† 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.

  • General
    • Product Type
    • Brand

  • Features
    • Other Features
      Skip-free playback

  • Supported Formats
    • Audio Format
      AAC, MP3

  • Power
    • Battery Type
      Lithium Ion
    • Battery Life - Audio Playback (hrs)
    • Recharge Time (hrs)
      About 3 Hours

  • Connections
    • Connectivity
    • Audio Connections
      3.5mm Stereo Jack

  • Storage
    • Hard Drive Size

  • System Requirements
    • Supported Operating System
      Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • Compatibility
      MAC, PC
    • Music Management Software
      iTunes 10 or later

  • Dimensions
    • Product Height (cm)
    • Product Width (cm)
    • Product Depth (cm)