The new 'wire-free' Walkman sports a lighter, improved design and better waterproofing. It's set to ship in March for $99.99.
The X-Mini Happy is a great little speaker that offers a creative all-in-one solution with an integrated MP3 player and a cable for attaching external audio sources. If you want to share music on the go, this is a great option.
The Haier America Video MP3 Player is nothing special, but the shuffle works a treat.
The Sony CDX-GT620IP is a value-for-money iPod-compatible car stereo with good usability and decent sound quality.
If you're looking for a better-sounding alternative to the Sansa Express, the RCA Pearl does the trick--but be prepared to deal with a funky user interface and disposable batteries.
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The SanDisk Sansa e200 series offers a boatload of features for a reasonable price, in a package that is much nicer than that of past SanDisk models. For those looking for a high-capacity, compact, skip-free MP3/WMA player, start with the e200 series.
Spiffy looks and good battery life can't compensate for this player's mediocre sound and typical feature set.
We love almost everything about this beautifully designed player, but the battery life could be longer.