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Daimere
05-30-2009, 03:31 PM
I'm looking to get a MP3 player to help me exercise as a 10% goal gift this week. Anyone have any suggestions? I'd prefer something 2 Gig or more but less than a 100 bucks. Thanks!


Kimmie1989
05-30-2009, 04:08 PM
In my opinion there's nothing better than the iPod shuffle! I couldn't exercise without it.... I just clip it on to the shirt collar and go... it's awesome.

bacilli
05-30-2009, 04:14 PM
I have an iPod Nano, I love love love it. The shuffle was great, but it's very small, and I lost it several times. The new gen shuffles are a bit bigger than mine was though. The nano runs about $140 but is on sale often if you shop around.


SwimGirl
05-30-2009, 07:15 PM
I have a shuffle and an itouch, I love them both!! I love the itouch because it connects with my nike's to tell me the distance, pace and calories.. definitely more expensive, but it's such a good motivator! The shuffle is so easy to take along, I clip it to my bra and it's totally outta the way. The ipod nano looks good too! I am a mac kinda gal though!

-Aimee

MariaMaria
05-30-2009, 07:36 PM
I like the Sansa Clip. Does what a Shuffle or Nano does, half the price, almost as cute.

Aurora
05-30-2009, 08:28 PM
You can get an ipod nano refurbished for $99 from the apple store website. I got one when my sweat started messing up the headphones on my iphone. The nano is super small with 8G storage :)

zenor77
05-30-2009, 08:36 PM
I have an ipod shuffle and love it!

Azbstsgrl
05-30-2009, 08:38 PM
well I have the Sansa Fuse, has 4G in house memory and I shelled out some cash for a 16G card for it as well, so now I can fit almost my entire Mp3 collection on it, almost lol

runningmama
05-30-2009, 08:41 PM
if you are looking at new, my brothers both had (and managed not to destroy them!) SanDisk, they loved them. They were both early teens at the time and said they were easy and one even went through the washer and dryer and still worked. Walmart has them for about $30.

My hubby recently got a i-pod shuffle "gently used" on craigs list and paid $20. It works perfectly, so it all depends on what route you want to take :)

Becky

Daimere
05-30-2009, 09:08 PM
if you are looking at new, my brothers both had (and managed not to destroy them!) SanDisk, they loved them. They were both early teens at the time and said they were easy and one even went through the washer and dryer and still worked. Walmart has them for about $30.

My hubby recently got a i-pod shuffle "gently used" on craigs list and paid $20. It works perfectly, so it all depends on what route you want to take :)

Becky

I wasn't looking at SanDisk but now I may. I can get a 4 gig with expandable memory and great reviews on amazon unlike the others I was looking at. Although I will still have to do some digging.

Somni
05-30-2009, 09:12 PM
I have an ipod nano and love it, a refurbed one would be in that price range. I also got my brother a sansa fuze for one of his xmas gifts and he loves that so far. The 8 gig version should be around 90ish give or take a bit or you can save some money by going for the 4 gig version if you won't need that much space.

stellarosa27
05-31-2009, 11:18 AM
I'm an iPod girl all the way.

L144S
05-31-2009, 11:33 AM
The new shuffle sucks if you don't like the iopd headphones. All of the controls are on this special set so when the headphones go bad you have to replace with the special headphones. As a matter of fact, I have not seen much advertisement for the new shuffle lately.

APPLE sells refebs on the website, usually a really good deal. I bought a shuffle ($49) to use in a waterproof case for swimming and walking on the beach.

garstar
05-31-2009, 02:20 PM
I also have the sansa clip - it's perfect.

Cheap
Holds about 300 songs?
Very light weight
Clips easily to your shirt!
Comes in pink :)

spikedpunch
05-31-2009, 06:08 PM
I have no recommendation as to what you should buy, but I will say that you should stay away from Creative products. My first Mp3 player was by creative, and it was great. But all of the ones I've gotten from them recently (only 2 in the last 2 years, both refurbished, so take that for whatever it's worth) have been junk. Plus the shuffle function on them doesn't shuffle nearly the entire memory, just a collection of 15 or so songs that the mp3 player seems to really really like and want to play over and over and over again for me.

Daimere
05-31-2009, 09:05 PM
I have no recommendation as to what you should buy, but I will say that you should stay away from Creative products. My first Mp3 player was by creative, and it was great. But all of the ones I've gotten from them recently (only 2 in the last 2 years, both refurbished, so take that for whatever it's worth) have been junk. Plus the shuffle function on them doesn't shuffle nearly the entire memory, just a collection of 15 or so songs that the mp3 player seems to really really like and want to play over and over and over again for me.

I started with a creative a few years ago and it as great till I stepped on it. Even then, it had a few more legs on it for a month or so.

spikedpunch
05-31-2009, 10:09 PM
^ Yeah, like I said, my first one was great (3 or so years ago), but all the ones Ive gotten in the last year, maybe it's been year and a half now, have been a small step above complete junk. So I suppose if she can find an old one, I'd recommend it (though it'll probably be huge compared to what is available now), but I wouldn't recommend any of the newer models. I've only had my zen stone since February, and I already have a special series of buttons I have to hold down in order to make it work properly. It could just be that the ones that I happened to buy were not the norm, but with my experience I wouldn't recommend them. Plus, as someone who always has to have it on shuffle, I find the shuffle feature pretty useless since there are definitely a bunch of songs I rarely hear since it likes to play me the same ones over and over. That's something I've noticed on all of my creative players.

mrsaugie
06-01-2009, 05:03 PM
i do not know if you found one yet but if you haven't try looking on newegg.com they usually have some pretty good deals that is where i got mine from it was orginally 30.00 and i got it for 16 i think that was the price. if i remember they even have free shipping.

NishKitten
06-01-2009, 06:12 PM
I also have the sansa clip - it's perfect.

Cheap
Holds about 300 songs?
Very light weight
Clips easily to your shirt!
Comes in pink :)


I second this. I have the same one, in the lovely fuschia/pink to match my favorite nail polish. :) 2GB model runs about $30 at Best Buy and comes with Rhapsody free for a month.

akacutie
06-01-2009, 06:30 PM
Well, I am in a minority, but I have an 80G Microsoft Zune! I love it... I use it for music, podcasts, and videos/movies- The headphones are awesome... :) But they have smaller versions that are cheaper than the 80G.

Just a thought- I have had mine for over a year now and it works like the day I got it! Oh, they give free games for mine also like 6 of them...

MariaMaria
06-02-2009, 01:26 AM
80GB stores everything on a hard drive.

The smaller units use flash memory for storage, and flash is better suited for being knocked around a lot.

akacutie
06-02-2009, 12:19 PM
LOL-

Yeah? - good thing I work out at the gym, eh? I just stick my zune near the cup holder and then hit the workout hard... Bouncing would probably be a problem for people who wear them on their arm... I was never a fan of the arm bands... They felt weird! :P

The smaller versions have have cool colors too! That is the one thing I was sad about when I got the 80G, it only came in black- I got a pink case, but I am not a fan of the case really- I am getting a new one that I hope I like better-

Did you pick on yet? :D

lissa9501
06-02-2009, 12:22 PM
rca pearl mine is 1gb -this is my current one i loves it holds enough for me to get a good workout in
creative muvo 100 2gb