Apple iPod Shuffle ( 2012, blue)
The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip ( purple 4GB)
SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ ( 4GB, red)
The SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is an excellent successor to the line, offering a fitness-friendly design with a built-in belt-clip, a simple interface, solid sound quality, and plenty of handy features--all for an ultralow price. It's an unbeatable value.
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.
Archos 105 ( red)
There are better MP3 players than the Archos 105 available at this price, but few with so large a screen.
Philips GoGear SA4020 ( 2GB)
Though the Philips GoGear SA4010 and SA4020 cost $10 to $20 less than their competition, they sacrifice valuable functionality. For those with razor-sharp budgets, this Philips GoGear SA4000 series delivers decent design and basic functions, but consider paying a little more for a much more robust player.
SanDisk Sansa c240 ( 1GB, red)
Thanks to its exceptional value and user-friendly features, the SanDisk Sansa c200 is an acceptable choice for youngsters and first-timers--but more sophisticated users would be better off shelling out a bit more for a better player.
Sony NW-E105 Network Walkman ( 512MB, Psyc Blue)
Budget-conscious music fans who want more than the Apple iPod Shuffle has to offer will be pleased with Sony's NW-E100 flash players.
Apple iPod Shuffle ( 512MB)
The iPod Shuffle, with its ultralow price, its dead-simple design, and its iTunes integration, is virtually guaranteed to be a hit, especially among those looking for a second iPod.
Motorola M25 Digital Audio Player ( 256MB)
What it lacks in grace the M25 makes up for in performance.