OMG... I stepped on my ipod shuffle 2nd generation's port/charger and broke the connector. I was having the hardest time finding a replacement. I ordered this (relunctantly after reading the poor ratings) and it worked perfectly. I love my ancient ipod shuffle. And now I get to use it again. I wonder if the people who said it didn't work got it for the wrong apple product? The first charger I bought for replacement, was a 2nd generation but it was for an ipod NANO 2nd generation NOT an ipod SHUFFLE 2nd generation, so it didn't work. This one worked perfectly for my ipod SHUFFLE 2nd generation! I wish apple would stop trying to play us. Android products pretty much all have the same charger. Apple seems to like switching things up so we just have to pay more money over and over.