I'm in the market for a decent sized mp3 player, however since I'll be bouncing around computers not my own I can't really have any special software requirements ala iTunes or Zune, so I need one that basically acts as a portable drive I can just throw music on.
I've only ever used an Ipod or a Zune, so my knowledge of players outside those 2 brands in basically non-existent. Any good recommendations on models, hopefully on the cheaper end of things. Capacity is not a huge concern, so whether it's hd or flash memory doesn't matter.
They are having some kind of clearance sale you can try to get in on though: http://www.mpioamerica.com/public/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=307
Edit: some of their newer players have SD slots and are still a decent price. You're getting what you pay for though, but they more than likely won't break. They're pretty solidly constructed judging from the two I've owned.
Not available, but to mention, I've got the 1gb version of this: http://www.mpioamerica.com/Public/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=6. The negative is that it runs on a AAA battery, but the positive is that the built in USB is pretty badass and it double as a flash card even without the battery. It has a hidden button-combination to perform it's own low level format (battery required) which has come in pretty handy.
For any non iPod MP3 player I recommend sandisk players.