Today I lost my trusty refurb 4 gb Zune. I mourned it for a little bit while also thinking about possible replacements. It basically boils down to iPod vs. Zune. Should I...
Bite the bullet and buy a 8 gb iPod Touch? It's about $190 on Amazon. I would definitely appreciate the bigger feature set. I was already planning on getting one once my Zune bit the dust. I just wasn't planning on that being so soon.
Go cheaper and get a previous-gen iPod nano? I only really need it for music and podcasts. I found a 4th gen refurb on Amazon for about $80. I might go for that.
edit: Upgrade slightly and get a refurb Zune HD? I spy a 16 gig for under $115. Extremely tempting.
Or just buy another, identical (refurb) 4 gb Zune for about $50 (again, on Amazon)? This is currently the most tempting option; I enjoy the Zune.
Buying refurb can be pretty risky; I know I was pretty lucky to have my Zune last over 2 and a half years without any major problems. I could also go Android, but I'm not sure if all my podcasts are available on Google Play. I need software that updates with podcasts, and iTunes and Zune are the only two I know of.