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Decent drag-and-drop .mp3 player

Inglorious CoyoteInglorious Coyote Registered User regular
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.

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  • zanetheinsanezanetheinsane Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Alot of MPIO's players are cheap and effective, however they usually come with small amount of onboard memory and no SD slots.

    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.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I got a 4GB sandisk one off of woot the other day for my dad for 29.99, with drag and drop for songs, and it also played video and radio, and could record radio. Oh and all you could record notes on it. Not bad for the price, hah.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ya, most sandisk players are drag and drop. the Sansa e series is really good price/performance. The View is a decent player with a larger screen for video, and the Fuze is a pretty good iPod nano clone.

    For any non iPod MP3 player I recommend sandisk players.

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  • bloodrbloodr Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I also recommend SanDisk players. They are cheap, feature rich and easy to use. When my iPod Nano dies I'll be getting one of those SanDisk players.

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