Originally Posted by Unassisted
Your description is correct. USB2 is a better choice for transferring the music files because they take quite a while to move over slow USB connections.
My son and I each have the now-discontinued iPod Mini. He loves it. I haven't used mine as much as I thought I would.
I bought mine refurbished, rather than new. The iPod Shuffle is available refurbished starting at $79. Here's a page of refurbished iPod deals from earlier this month.
Thanks Una. Can you also hook these iPods up in your car to play over your existing stereo system?