The iPod Shuffle is a wonderful little device, to get started using it you should turn the device on by flicking the on/off switch located on the bottom side of the Shuffle. located near the on/off switch is the shuffle switch, if you want you songs to be played randomly you can turn this switch to the on position. Located on the front of the device is the play/pause button indicated by the sideways triangle and the parallel lines. above and below that are the volume up and down buttons indicated by the plus or minus signs. Lastly we have the skip forward or backward arrows to either side of the play/pause button. you are now armed with all the knowledge necessary to be in full control of your iPod Shuffle, enjoy.