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.
Apple iPod Shuffle 2011 ( 2GB, pink)
The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.
Haier America Video MP3 Player ( 4GB)
The Haier America Video MP3 Player is nothing special, but the shuffle works a treat.
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ ( 4GB, blue)
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.
Sony NWZ-A815 ( 2GB, black)
The Sony NWZ-A810 offers a fantastic display, a sleek design and interface, and a stellar battery life--plus, it's one of the few MP3 players that sound great right out of the box. Users looking for the whole package (sans radio) will be pleased.
SanDisk Sansa Express ( 1GB)
The SanDisk Sansa Express is a solid choice for those who need an ultraconvenient MP3 player with a decent smattering of features.
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.