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Wanted: MP3 Player

2009-01-28 15:31:48.230367+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

I'm looking for an MP3/digital audio player to replace the $20 one I've got. 512MB is fine, overall play time isn't the issue. I need two features:

  1. I need to be able to pause, leave the device for (a) day(s) and resume in the middle of files.
  2. I need to be able to seek quickly and easily in long (half hour plus) files.

Everything else is gravy. Any suggestions?

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-28 20:30:59.75666+00 by: Ben Williams

I just got a Sansa Clip and it's pretty nice. It does remember where you were in a track even after power off. The fast forward speeds up the longer you hold down. It's not as good as iPod seeking but still feels pretty good. At first I found the control layout a little cumbersome but I got used to it and I decided it's just hard to make these tiny players feel comfortable in your hand.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-28 21:03:41.573359+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks! My issue with my current device re #2 is that the buttons on mine are a bit flakey, so if I'm fast forwarding and my grip slacks off, it thinks I've tapped for a "skip to next track" and I'm back where I was. But if it remembers where in the track at power off, that takes care of a good portion of that issue as well.

I think I saw the Sansa Clip at a good deal at the Circuit City going out of business sale, I'll get one.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-28 22:49:53.172783+00 by: ebradway

I've had a Sansa C250 for a couple years. I got it for about $40 at OfficeDepot. Right now it's $25 at TigerDirect. It's worked like a charm in every way. I've used the FM receiver and voice recorder (at separate times). If you don't care about the fashionable MyPod, I think Sansa (Sandisk) makes the best MP3 players.

The Clip seems to have some good reviews on sound quality. I may need to upgrade. But, alas, I don't listen to MP3s for sound quality...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-29 15:54:16.917552+00 by: Dan Lyke

Bought a 4 gig Sansa Clip last night. So far so good!