Music makes everything better. Sadly, there are just some places it can’t go, like in the water. Most electronic devices like MP3 players, smartphones and the like just cannot survive being submerged. Some of the newer phones do have a waterproof coating, so there’s that. But who wants to buy a new phone just to listen to music in the water? Phones are expensive.
The AudioFlood Waterproof iPod Shuffle is coated entirely with a special sealant that allows it to stay safe in the water. Yep, that means you can splash it, dunk it, whatever.
Worried it’s a knock-off? Don’t be; this is an official iPod Shuffle, sealed and treated by AudioFlood. It is a waterproof iPod, full stop. Plus, every unit comes with a 2-year warranty.
The headphones have a much shorter cord, so you won’t get tangled up. You’ll also find unique earbuds that fit snugly in your ears even while you’re in the water. It’s capable of withstanding a depth of up to 200 feet. That means you can take it in the pool and the ocean. In fact, it functions just fine in saltwater, and several reviewers have mentioned they’ve had no issues.
The iPod Shuffle has 2GB of internal storage, which is about enough for 500 songs. Because this is an Apple device, you can load podcasts, audio books, and much more too.
Like the original Shuffle, it comes in a variety of colors including purple, red, blue, gold, pink, and space grey. Bundled with the Shuffle are a swim cap, a USB charger and sync cable, and a swim bag that’s big enough to hold the iPod and the earbuds.
The iPod Shuffle has a clip on the rear, and you can use it to fasten the unit to your person, or strap it to your goggles. One thing it is missing is Bluetooth functionality, which would allow you to stream audio to a wireless speaker. That’s something the iPod Shuffle is lacking, however, and has nothing to do with AudioFlood.