Portable Music MP3 Players etc.
So what kind of MP3 players do you all have? I know iPod seems to be the industry's popular kid but I don't see what the big deal is about.
I have been reluctant to get one of these portable toys because we all know in half a year they will be obsolete or the price will drop dramatically. But I just found a pretty good deal imo on this Creative Lab Muvo2 with FM tuner, 5GB memory, Li-Ion rechargable, back lit MP3 player / flash drive / voice recorder.
Tigerdirect Creative Lab MP3
So I figure at a price of $129 cdn, (after rebates) I couldn't go wrong. I was looking at USB flash drives anyway and for the price.... 5GB I think I am saving money.
Am I missing something without an iPod?
I think with the iPod, the nicest feature is the interface. Also, there's a gazillion accessories available for it. But yes, it is more expensive.
Ppssshhhh. All you ppl and your mp3 players with screens that can fit on a postage stamp..
A REAL man's mp3 player is a Pocket PC PDA outfitted with Pocket Music on a high rez 4 inch screen.
10 user customizable equalizer bands
winamp 2 skins
all the playlist features you can have
wifi shoutcast compatability
a visual spectrum analyser (and on some software, graphic visualizations)
the good thing about it is the graphics. The ability to see a good portion of the list and the touch screen. Since I run an HX4700, I have a touch pad by synaptics (silimar to the ipod).
It an extremely expensive mp3 player especially if you buy it just for the mp3 playing. At $800 for an ipod sized device, it's kinda not worth just playing tunes. Memory? Well I had to get an expansion card for it, it's at about 1 gig now....
The up side:
Well, I don't just use for it for mp3s. Video playback at 640x480 is pretty damned nice at a full 29 FPS. It's a lot more than you can ask from any portable DVD player. Plus all the games you can run given it emulates ps1 and snes and any game platform older than the ps1. Wifi connects to your favorite shoutcast station or if you like video, your favorite webcast. Or if you like GPS then you can get a gps module and map software and stick it to your bike.
Other than that...... I uh...... have a 128 MB Creative mp3 player....
I picked up a Creative Labs Micro Mini over a year ago at a very good price from across the border.
It sounds great and it runs on only one AAA battery (lasts for about 9+ hours) so I can get a replacement from any store wherever I am in a pinch while travelling overseas. It's also inexpensive enough that I won't feel as bad if I lose/break it or it becomes obsolete.
I also don't personally feel the need to have all my music with me so the capacity is just fine.
The only drawback is that I prefer to install WMA music files on it but there's nothing for my Mac that can convert to this format.
I have an old, CD-based RIO SP-250.
It works really well.
If I was to get a HD based one, I think I'd go for the Olympus M:robe MR-100.
I'm also partial to IRiver producs. THese guys never disapoint.
I have an Irock!
with a bunches of 128 memory cards.
Cheap, small, 2 years old and going strong.
My next one will be an Ipod Nano 4 Gig. (please santa!!)
5gb for 129 CAD sounds good to me
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Originally Posted by kamen rider
I have the same one(cept it's the 1gig) I quite enjoy it. The battery lasts a long time, it sounds good and is super light-weight.
I was looking at the Zen Micro too. Creative Labs have been around for along time so I trust the name. It's amazing the amount of consumer electronics available nowadays... digital cameras to pdas to cell phones and of course MP3 players.
I would never listen to 5GB of music, but the data storage capability is handy. Now if there was a way to transfer GPS maps between the Muvo and my Palm, I would be a happy traveller.
The only drawback is that this is MuVo is a micro HDD with moving parts. A flash mp3 would last longer.
Last edited by Fury; 11-14-2005 at 05:19 PM.
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