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Posted by Serene Chaos at 2:14:00 PM
I do not yet own any type of mp3 player. And am planning on purchasing one. The things I want in an mp3 player are:
[=] Battery life
- I know many of the hard drive based mp3 players suck up battery life very quickly. I currently take my CD player with me when I leave for class in the morning, and often don't get back until late in the evening. I can't stop in my room for an hour to charge a battery.
- As you know if you have been reading my page for a while, I am a klutz. I tend to fall, run into things, and drop things. My mp3 player needs to be able to withstand that klutziness.
- I want to be able to bring this with me while I ride my bike. On my lovely new bike, I do not have a bag, so this must either fit in a pocket on a bike jersey, strap to my arm, or somehow strap to my bike.
- This one's obvious. Everyone wants to get a good deal. I don't buy things very often, so I'm willing to spend some money. Just not too much.
- I would like to be able to fit a good deal of songs on there. But, if it's easy to transfer songs, I don't necessarily need to put all my music in the mp3 player.
By looking at several of my requirements, I have come to the conclusion that one of the smaller USB flash based players may be best for me. But then I look at the prices of the 512 MB players, (for example, the iRiver iFP-195T 512 MB MP3 Player
) and see that for only $10 more, I could get a 40GB mp3 hard-drive based player (for example, the Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 40 GB MP3 Player
What should I do? Any suggestions? Anyone have both types? While it would be nice to have 40GB to play with, and transfer and save things on, it also would be nice to have something I can use while riding my bike, and that I don't have to worry about dropping.
Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:25:00 AM