Apple iPod Nano 2011 ( 16GB, graphite)
The sixth generation of the iPod Nano is the smallest yet, but it comes at the expense of valuable features and practical controls.
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.
Uebo M200 Media Player
Priced competitively with similar products, the M200 is a great networked media streamer for the do-it-yourself content guru.
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.
As shown: $249.99
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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.
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.
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.
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Haier America Video MP3 Player ( 8GB)
The Haier America Video MP3 Player is nothing special, but the shuffle works a treat.
Zune HD 64GB
The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.
Apple iPod Touch ( third generation, 8GB)
Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch still leaves its competitors in the dust.