Apple iPod Touch ( 4th generation, 32GB, white)
The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1.
Apple iPod Touch ( 5th generation, 32GB, white/silver)
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.
Apple iPod Nano ( seventh generation, red)
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.
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.
Sony Walkman Z ( 16GB)
The Walkman Z is Sony's iPod Touch for Android-loving audiophiles.
Apple iPod Nano ( fifth generation, 16GB, red)
No other MP3 player on the planet packs more features, from video to a pedometer, into a smaller package than the overachieving Apple iPod Nano.
Sony E-Series Walkman ( second generation, 8GB, red)
The second-generation Sony E-Series Walkman remains an excellent value thanks to its ultralow pricing, pocketable design, handy features, and great sound quality.
Sony NWZ-W202 W-Series Walkman ( 2GB, black)
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.
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.
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.