MP3 Players

Apple iPod Nano
REVIEW

Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, yellow)

The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 9, 2012
Eton Grundig G2 Reporter
REVIEW

Eton Grundig G2 Reporter

The Eton Grundig G2 Reporter is more than just a little portable radio, but it has some drawbacks to consider before you buy.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 26, 2012
Sony Walkman F800
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Walkman F800 (32GB)

Sony revives its Walkman line with the F800 and E470, but for the price you might as well buy a music-capable Android phone.

MSRP: $299.99

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

When it comes to competing with Apple's iPod Touch media player, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is Samsung's best effort yet, but it's still playing catch-up.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 31, 2012
4.5 stars User rating out of 24 votes
Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6

The Galaxy Player 3.6 costs $50 less than the Apple iPod Touch, but it's easy to see where Samsung cut corners.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 18, 2012
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $149.99

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Philips GoGear Connect 3
REVIEW

Philips GoGear Connect 3

The Philips GoGear Connect 3 is a fun idea, cut short by cheap specs and a relatively high price.

2 stars Editors' rating on February 9, 2012

MSRP: $219.99

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Sony Walkman Z
REVIEW

Sony Walkman Z (32GB)

The Walkman Z is Sony's iPod Touch for Android-loving audiophiles.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 21, 2012

MSRP: $329.00

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0

Samsung delivers Android's answer to the iPod Touch at a time when you can spend less for Android's answer to the iPad.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 5, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 7 votes

MSRP: $229.00

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Apple iPod Touch 2011
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch 2011 (8GB, black)

The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 27, 2012
3.3 stars User rating out of 10 votes
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip
REVIEW

SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (grey, 8GB)

SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 23, 2011
Pure Oasis Flow
REVIEW

Pure Oasis Flow

The Pure Oasis Flow is a strong portable effort, but its shortcomings keep it from satisfying as a complete Wi-Fi radio package.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3
REVIEW

SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 (black, 16GB)

You can find smaller or cheaper MP3 players, but you won't find a better value than the Sansa Fuze+ in terms of dollars per features.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 21, 2010
Apple iPod Nano 2011
REVIEW

Apple iPod Nano 2011 (8GB, graphite)

The sixth generation of the iPod Nano is the smallest yet, but it comes at the expense of valuable features and practical controls.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 7, 2010
Apple iPod Shuffle 2011
REVIEW

Apple iPod Shuffle 2011 (2GB, orange)

The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 7, 2010

MSRP: $49.00

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Uebo M200 Media Player
REVIEW

Uebo M200 Media Player

Priced competitively with similar products, the M200 is a great networked media streamer for the do-it-yourself content guru.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 24, 2010

MSRP: $129.99

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HP DreamScreen 100
REVIEW

HP DreamScreen 100 (10-inch)

The HP DreamScreen is a decent a photo frame and Pandora Internet radio, but it's weighed down by several lukewarm features and an interface that demands patience.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 13, 2010

As shown: $249.99

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Wetern Digital Mini
REVIEW

Wetern Digital Mini

If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2010
Sony W-Series Walkman
REVIEW

Sony W-Series Walkman (2GB, black)

If you're looking for a sweat-resistant, all-in-one solution for rocking out at the gym, the Sony W-Series Walkman will provide just that.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 16, 2010

MSRP: $59.99

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Zoom Q3
REVIEW

Zoom Q3

The Zoom Q3 is long on audio features, but short on video quality, but it fills a niche for musicians and avid concertgoers who may prize sound above all other considerations.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 29, 2009

Pricing not available

Haier America Video MP3 Player
REVIEW

Haier America Video MP3 Player (8GB)

The Haier America Video MP3 Player is nothing special, but the shuffle works a treat.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2009

MSRP: $99.99

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