Looking For an MP3 Player?

If you don't have an mp3 player, and even if you do, you should check out all the new stuff that's going on. I'm hoping this article will give you some idea of what kind of mp3 player you want and some tips on what to look for in an mp3 player.

Maybe you work out and need something small and skip-proof for running or lifting. Maybe you have an 8 hour (or longer) plane ride when you go home and need to pass the time. Maybe you want a new one just for the sake of having a new one. Whatever it is, this article should help you choose.

First, for those of you who want something for working out: The two most important things to look for are size/weight and solid state memory, things CD players lack. You want something that you can clip to your shorts or strap to your arm that won't interfere with your movements, and you want it to be light enough so you don't even notice it. (Tip: Get a lithium ion battery to save even more weight.) To be sure that your player will not skip if you move too much or too fast, get one with solid state internal Flash memory, which has no moving parts so it can't skip. These are usually available as 64 to 512 MB models, with a 64 MB model holding roughly an hour of music. Prices typically range from $100 to $300.

On the other hand, you may want to store all 16,000 songs in your collection on your mp3 player so you never hear the same one twice. In this case you need a hard drive based mp3 player, commonly known as an mp3 jukebox, for which you could pay up to $500. It will be a little bigger and heavier than and not quite as durable as a solid state mp3 player, but that isn't a concern if you just want to sit around and listen to music. And they are still far more portable than a CD player.

Torn between a small, light, solid state mp3 player and a hard drive based player that holds thousands of songs? Well, the iPod Mini may be for you! The iPod Mini is just one model in a new breed of small hard drive mp3 players. They are a little lighter and smaller than normal hard drive players, and hold more songs than the average solid state mp3 player. (Did I mention the iPod Mini comes in blue, green, gold, and pink?) That's it for the main differences, but here are some more things you should look for when making a purchase: long battery life, an FM tuner, voice recorder, an easy to read screen, and compatibility with your computer.

If you're looking to purchase online, I recommend www.amazon.com. But first you should check www.mp3-player-guide.com (which has a buyer's guide and reviews) so you can make a better decision.

---------------------------------------------

Levi Bloom has been studying mp3 players for the past few years, so he knows his stuff.

If you want more, check out his websites:

http://mp3-player-guide.com and http://thoughtyouhadeverything.com

 

Personal Technology articles

  1. Learning To Navigate Ciscos Online Documentation

    When studying for your Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE exam, you've got a powerful online weapon at your disposal. It's Cisco Connection Documentation, found at www.cisco.com/univercd. This site contains product, code, and protocol documentation for all Ci... more to this article

    Article category: Personal Technology Information

  2. The Importance Of Email Backup

    Viruses, software failures, power failures, human errors, hard drive failures are only a few examples of what could destroy the data on a hard drive, including all documents, pictures, emails and other files!Most home computer users don't need... more to this article

    Article category: Personal Technology Information

  3. Cisco Certification: The Most Important Cisco Study Youll Ever Do

    All of us are familiar with the pyramids of Egypt. These magnificent structures have stood for thousands of years, withstanding extreme heat and other factors that would bring down an ordinary structure.When we look at these pyramids, we insti... more to this article

    Article category: Personal Technology Information

  4. Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!

    This is not your typical lost data story. I was a good girl and I kept my files on the network drive just like the company recommended. The only thing I put on my hard drive was junk files - things that wouldn't bother me if the hard drive crashed. B... more to this article

    Article category: Personal Technology Information

  5. Healthy Webmasters Choose Ergonomic Computer Products

    Webmasters usually sit at their computers much longer in a day than most other office workers, sometimes up to 10 and 12 hours. This can bring about the potential for physical discomforts that are attributed to prolonged use and the repetitive tasks ... more to this article

    Article category: Personal Technology Information

Looking For an MP3 Player information

Article categories

Microsoft Great Plains Dexterity Customizations

Microsoft Business Solutions is on the way to popularize it'...

Personal Technology Information

How to Save an Image in a SQL Server Database?

Most of the web applications have a lot of images used in it...

Personal Technology Information

Smart Apple iPod Tips and Techniques

Are you thinking of buying an Apple iPod? Or have you bought...

Personal Technology Information

JVCs First Three-Layer Combo-Disc Blu-Ray / DVD

JVC developed and used a high-performance reflective film to...

Personal Technology Information

Deleting and Destroying Data Forever

Peoples' private information needs to stay private, even aft...

Personal Technology Information

Why There Are Color Differences in Printing from Your PC

This article describes the basic properties of color, what t...

Personal Technology Information

Help, I Need a New HDTV! (Part 1 of 5)

Feeling overwhelmed in selecting a new TV? With all the choi...

Personal Technology Information

Troubleshooting Computer Freeze (Lockup) Problems

How familiar does the following sound? Your computer was wor...

Personal Technology Information

Customize Your Portable Player with an MP3 Player Accessory

Everywhere you look today people are listening to personal a...

Personal Technology Information

Lives With Games Tradition and Industry

The United States Of America citizen feels that games is a p...

Personal Technology Information

Be Prepared in the Event Computer Disaster Strikes

ComputersBusinesses and individuals alike have all gr...

Personal Technology Information

EDTV: What You Should Know Before You Make That Purchase

Enhanced Definition Television ? also known as EDTV ? is one...

Personal Technology Information

5 Steps to Remove Spyware for Free

Have you ever tried to remove Spyware off your PC only to fi...

Personal Technology Information