I joined the iPod armada the other day. Ever since I heard about the impending release of the 2nd generation Shuffle, I’ve wanted one. The mp3 player has finally reached the exact size/memory/price point that I wanted, so I picked one up. At $80, for 1GB of storage capacity and an egregiously long battery life in a package smaller than a matchbook I am more than satisfied. The earbuds suck, but I’ll survive, and likely even start running again, which was the main reason apart from gearheadism for the purchase.