Deciding on a new MP3 player
I've had an Xclef MT-500 for about 5 years now, but it has a number of problems:
- The battery life is crap and I have to carry around a number of spares.
- internal memory can corrupt easily.
- There are no more firmware updates, and these can easily go wrong causing a broken player.
The things it got right though were:
- The provision of an SD card slot, although no-one seems to know what size limit it has.
- Has an FM radio.
So, I started to look for a new MP3 player this week. Although the Apple iPod nano 4GB MP3 Player's are very sexy, they're still too much style over substance in my opinion. So, these have been ruled out.
I would prefer a player I can upgrade the memory of, but given that these things are such a commodity these days, it's very unlikely that I'd find one that was SD card (or similar) only. I did find the iAudio D2 2GB MP3 Player and although it does have the SD card, for the price, I think it's a bit expensive.
I then found the Samsung YP-P2 8GB Bluetooth Portable Media Player which is slightly bigger than an iPOD Nano, but has a radio, plays films too (whether I'll use these features is unknown at this time though). But then, after a bit of searching on the net, I find that there is a 16GB version coming out, when? I've no idea. Also, a possibility of a dock with a mini-SD card slot in it (although a lot of people think it's a fake). So, if these 2 things pan out, I'm probably going to buy one of these.
I've found that this device can be used on Linux.