MP3 Players

Sansa SlotRadio
REVIEW

Sansa SlotRadio

The SanDisk Sansa SlotRadio player is far from your standard MP3 player--and people with persnickety music preferences won't be impressed--but the device is a perfect solution for those who prefer a hands-off approach when it comes to digital music.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2009

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Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD
REVIEW

Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD ( 250GB)

While the Seagate FreeAgent Theater has a decent interface and good photo display options, it doesn't read as many video file formats as its competitors.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 31, 2009
Apple iPod Shuffle
REVIEW

Apple iPod Shuffle ( third generation, 4GB, green)

The third-generation iPod Shuffle is the next best thing to an invisible MP3 player, but the quirky controls and microscopic design make it a limited recommendation.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 12, 2009
Cowon D2+
REVIEW

Cowon D2+ ( 8GB, black)

The Cowon D2+ is a sturdy little touch-screen MP3 player with flexible sound enhancement settings and useful features, but it hasn't changed much from the original version we saw in 2007.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 10, 2009
Cowon S9
REVIEW

Cowon S9 ( 32GB)

The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and video quality, but its construction quality and user interface pale in comparison to the competition.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 21, 2009

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Skullcandy Double Agent headphones
REVIEW

Skullcandy Double Agent headphones ( green)

The Skullcandy Double Agent headphones offer a unique and stylized all-in-one design, but they're not particularly comfortable, and sound quality is subpar. Unless your main goal is to do away with wires and stand out from the crowd, these are not the best option.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2008

MSRP: $89.95

Cowon O2
REVIEW

Cowon O2 ( 32GB, white)

The Cowon O2 isn't flashy, but it's an incredible value for a convenient way to take your video library on the go without the hassle of converting files.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2008

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Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link
REVIEW

Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link

The Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link offers an easy way to watch digital video files without the need to hook up a computer to your TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 6, 2008

MSRP: $79.99

Sony NWZ-E438F Walkman
REVIEW

Sony NWZ-E438F Walkman ( 8GB, red)

The Sony E-Series Walkman is a great value. It's an excellent option for anyone looking for an easy-to-use MP3 player with a pocketable design, a long battery life, handy features, and solid sound quality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 1, 2008
Sony NWZ-B133F Walkman
REVIEW

Sony NWZ-B133F Walkman ( 1GB, blue)

The entry-level Sony B-Series Walkman is a solid choice for the gym thanks to its ultracompact design, quick charge function, and integrated FM tuner--but beware the eye strain.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2008
Archos 5
REVIEW

Archos 5 ( 250GB)

The Archos 5 boasts an improved screen size, image resolution, and sound quality over its predecessor, but its Web browser and Flash media playback are disappointing for a product marketed on the strength of its Internet media capabilities.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2008

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Sony NWZ-S736F Walkman
REVIEW

Sony NWZ-S736F Walkman ( 4GB, black)

Thanks to excellent sound quality, integrated noise-canceling functionality, and several smart music sorting options, the Sony S-Series Walkman is a superb choice for music aficionados.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2008

MSRP: $149.95

Microsoft Zune 120GB
REVIEW

Microsoft Zune 120GB ( third generation, glossy black)

The Zune 120, with a unique focus on music discovery, is a fierce competitor to the iPod Classic. The Zune's substantial storage capacity combined with its Zune Pass music subscription makes it an ideal solution for restless music fans with large appetites.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 16, 2008
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $249.99

Samsung S3 Slim
REVIEW

Samsung S3 Slim ( 4GB, white)

The Samsung S3 Slim MP3 player is a solid option for budget-minded users with an eye for design and an ear for audio.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 12, 2008
Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch ( second generation, 8GB)

The second-generation iPod Touch includes features that are light-years ahead of the competition, its design has improved, and its price has finally come down to earth.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 11, 2008
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $229.00

Apple iPod Nano
REVIEW

Apple iPod Nano ( fourth generation, 16GB, red)

The fourth-generation iPod Nano is easy on the eyes and the wallet, and you can't beat its hardware and user interface design. Just be sure to give iTunes 8 a spin before committing.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 10, 2008
Creative Zen X-Fi
REVIEW

Creative Zen X-Fi ( 16GB)

The Creative Zen X-Fi's plastic design leaves a little to be desired, but that doesn't detract from the fact that the player is an incredible value overall: for an extremely competitive price you get a boatload of features and great sound quality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 8, 2008
Creative Zen Mozaic
REVIEW

Creative Zen Mozaic ( 4GB, silver)

The Creative Zen Mozaic offers great bang for your buck as far as MP3 players go: get super sound quality, a boatload of features, and a cool interface--all wrapped in a funky design at an ultralow price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 6, 2008

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Yamaha Pocketrak 2G
REVIEW

Yamaha Pocketrak 2G

The Yamaha Pocketrak 2G's design is ideal for stealth recordings, but its high price and scarce features make it hard to recommend over the competition.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2008

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iRiver Lplayer
REVIEW

iRiver Lplayer

The Iriver LPlayer is a pint-size version of the well-received Clix. You get most of the same features in a smaller package offered at a pared-down price point.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2008

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