512 MB or less MP3 Players

Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch ( 5th generation, 64GB, black)

The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 11, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple iPod Touch 2011
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch 2011 ( 64GB, white)

The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 16, 2011

MSRP: $399.00

Zune HD 64GB
REVIEW

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2009

MSRP: $349.99

Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch ( third generation, 64GB)

Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch leaves its competitors in the dust.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 10, 2009
Koss Tugo
REVIEW

Koss Tugo

The Koss Tugo offers an all-in-one MP3 player/headphone solution for users who want to cut the cord without sacrificing sound quality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 14, 2007

MSRP: $199.99

RCA Pearl
REVIEW

RCA Pearl ( 512MB, gray)

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2007

Pricing not available

SanDisk Sansa Shaker
REVIEW

SanDisk Sansa Shaker ( 512MB, pink)

If you want to get your children started on digital music at a young age, the Sansa Shaker provides a great way to do so: it's inexpensive, simple, and acts like a toy.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 18, 2007

MSRP: $39.99

Disney Mix Max Player
REVIEW

Disney Mix Max Player ( Chrome)

Despite a few weaknesses, the Disney Mix Max will make most kids who like music, videos, and photos happy.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 26, 2006

As shown: $99

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Sony NW-E002
REVIEW

Sony NW-E002 ( 512MB, blue)

The Sony NW-E000 is a compact, stylish flash MP3 player that those who can tolerate SonicStage should consider, but beware the unintuitive interface.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 30, 2006

Pricing not available

Creative Zen Nano Plus
REVIEW

Creative Zen Nano Plus ( 512 MB, black)

If you're looking for a feature-packed flash player but you don't want to spend a ton to get one, Creative's Zen Nano Plus is the device for you.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 4, 2006