may i suggest a cowon product ?

i know the are high-prized, but should fit in u budget

Cowon IAudio 5 1GB (in europe for 250$)
Cowon IAudio G3 1GB (in europe for 200$)

search for prizes yourself and read comments in the review section Grin

both are
powered by standard cells (AAA(5) AA(G3))
need no software
and as long as u stay away from the keys the audio-quality is among the best on the mp3-market.

fm radio is average