MP3 Players

Tonium Pacemaker

Tonium Pacemaker ( 60GB)

The Pacemaker is a fun tool for DJs on the go. It's not our first choice for playing a DJ gig, but it gets the job done, and the price is a fair reflection of its features and portable design.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 5, 2009

As Reviewed: $499

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Sony NWZ-W202 W-Series Walkman

Sony NWZ-W202 W-Series Walkman ( 2GB, pink)

The Sony W-Series Walkman is a great option for active users who want an all-in-one music device to use while working out.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 14, 2009
Samsung P3

Samsung P3 ( 32GB, silver)

The Samsung P3 is an excellent multimedia device that packs a grand amount of features into an impressively compact package with one of the best screens available. Plus, it sounds superb, making this a top contender for audio enthusiasts.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on April 7, 2009
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sansa SlotRadio

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

Pricing not available

Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD

Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD

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

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

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+

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
WD TV HD Media Player

WD TV HD Media Player ( winter 2009)

While it isn't infallible, the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player plays back a wide array of audio, video, and image files on your TV without the need for a computer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2009
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Cowon S9

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

Pricing not available

Skullcandy Double Agent headphones

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