The iPod shuffle 3G is significantly smaller than an AA battery, holds up to 1,000 songs and is easier to use with all of the controls located on the earphone cord. With the press of a button, you can play, pause, adjust volume, switch play lists and hear the name of the song and artist. The new iPod shuffle features a new aluminum design with a built-in stainless steel clip.
The third generation 4GB iPod shuffle is now shipping and comes in silver or black for a suggested price of $79.
The new iPod shuffle drawbacks is that its needs an adapter to support any third party headphone which will cost you around $100, plus the design for it is too plain, but I have just read about a laser engraving for iPod Shuffle to negates that simplicity and add some extra bang on your music player. See the pictures below.