Can I charhe my Shuffle on other computers?
March 15, 2005 8:57 AM   Subscribe

iPod ShuffleFilter - can I charge my shuffle on a computer without iTunes? I'd like to leave it to charge on my work computer while out for lunch, but despite my Google Fu cannot find out if this is ok for the device.
posted by tr33hggr to Technology (6 answers total)
Yes. Just plug it in.
posted by exhilaration at 8:59 AM on March 15, 2005

FYI, you might have to plug it directly into your computer (not the keyboard): The front LED should be orange if it's charging (or green if it's fully charged). If it's not charging (such is the case if it's connected to a low-power USB port on a keyboard), you won't see a front LED. - Apple
posted by exhilaration at 9:02 AM on March 15, 2005

Since it's marketed as both a MP3 player and as a portable USB hard drive, plugging it into an iTunesless computer should be fine.
posted by alana at 9:24 AM on March 15, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks; I thought the same, just wanted some verification from y'all.
posted by tr33hggr at 9:25 AM on March 15, 2005

It will be OK as long as the USB socket provides enough power - older ones don't
posted by ascullion at 3:05 PM on March 15, 2005

you totally can. do as exhilaration says--plug it directly into the cpu.
posted by amberglow at 4:07 PM on March 15, 2005

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