I see. The primary improvement I like in the shuffle is being able to go back to the last song, as it’s nice to repeat a tasty track that gets interrupted by irritating things, like…work, or the children (Daddy! She’s bugging me again!). I’m not going to worry about the restart / list hold or anything like that on the Clip. Advanced features can be unique to each device, but I’m thinking of the practical application for the Clip, with its inherent simplicity in mind, of course.
While we can’t expect the Clip to be an “e200 Jr.” , the current configuration effectively turns the two forward / reverse buttons into clones- kind of made the Clip into a Shaker. There are a LOT of users out there regularly selecting songs > play all > shuffle ON.
My three wee beasties (girls) have been spotted doing just that.
On that thought, I’d like the option to add the boink boink sounds to the Clip, as it would be endless amusement. I’ve heard that the Shaker is popular with the girls, as it’s cute. I think one would be fun to drop in the pocket to keep me company when in an environment a bit too messy for the Clip or e200. Then, amidst coworkers who may be in a somber mood, I can boink boink my wee Shaker!
Cheers! (earbuds back on!)