HP adds ‘Apple iPod shuffle from HP’ to digital music player line

Rounding out its lineup of digital music players, HP today added the “Apple iPod shuffle from HP.” HP is offering two models: the $99.99 512 megabyte version, which holds up to 120 songs, and the $129.99 1 gigabyte version, which holds up to 240 songs.

The Apple iPod shuffle from HP, the most affordable iPod to date, allows users to experience their music a million different ways. Smaller and lighter than a pack of gum, the Apple iPod shuffle from HP comes with its own lanyard, so it’s ready to wear right out of the box.

The Apple iPod shuffle from HP works seamlessly with the AutoFill feature of iTunes, which automatically selects songs from a user’s music library to fill up the shuffle with just one click.

Users can conveniently charge and transfer music from their PC by plugging the Apple iPod shuffle from HP directly into a USB port. The device also doubles as a portable USB flash drive to back up personal files or exchange them between computers.

In addition to the Apple iPod shuffle from HP, HP offers
– 4 GB and 6 GB Apple iPod minis from HP ($199.99 and $249.99)
– 20 GB and 60 GB Apple iPods from HP ($299.99 and $399.99)
– 10-pack of HP Printable Tattoos for the iPod ($14.99)
– 5-pack of HP Printable Tattoos for the iPod mini ($9.99)

HP’s Total Care customer support covers all Apple iPod from HP models. This includes one year of phone support and a one-year limited warranty. The Apple iPod shuffle from HP is available today to consumers in the United States and Canada online at hpshopping.com and is expected soon at major retailers, including Radio Shack, Sears and Wal-Mart.

More info here.

20 Comments

  1. I just don’t get why HP bothers to call them “Apple iPod from HP”

    They are exactly the same as the ones that don’t say “HP”… Who do they think they are fooling?

  2. “Who do they think they are fooling?”
    The few suckers who decide to chuck one in when buying an HP PC. They still probably sell more of them than creative and other makes do.

  3. @ Zinger:

    What does it matter so long as Apple sells more iPods, whilst increasing the audience for iTMS, iTunes and QuickTime.

    Seriously, it’s not like this deal is hurting anyone – and many people who’ll never get to visit an Apple Store or may not even be allowed to purchase a product from an Apple catalogue can get their company to buy their iPod for them.

    So, they probably don’t think they’re fooling anyone – but a sale is a sale.

  4. I read somewhere that HP gives better service & warranty than Apple. Don’t know if that’s the case. So from HP means something like: with HP service & warranty.

  5. They’re not fooling anyone really, but it’s not supposed to. The purpose of this whole deal from Apple’s perspective is to use hp’s retail channels to get the iPod into more stores. HP gets perhaps a little money, plus they get a brand boost by being associated with something cool like the iPod. So hp wants you to know quite well that it’s the same iPod as any iPod.

  6. Radio Shack doesn’t sell any “Apple” products, but they do sell the “Apple iPod from HP”.

    I doesn’t hurt to have more people selling your product.

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