Apple iPod Touch 2015 ( 32GB, pink)
The updated iPod Touch remains a great portable media player and overall entertainment device, but its small screen feels like a throwback to an earlier era.
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.
Sony Walkman Z ( 8GB)
The Walkman Z is Sony's iPod Touch for Android-loving audiophiles.
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.
Apple iPod Nano 2011 ( 16GB, graphite)
The sixth generation of the iPod Nano is the smallest yet, but it comes at the expense of valuable features and practical controls.
Wetern Digital Mini
If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.
Zune HD ( 16GB, black)
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.
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.
Apple iPod Touch ( third generation, 32GB)
Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch leaves its competitors in the dust.
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.