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.
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.
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip ( blue, 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 Nano 2011 ( 8GB, graphite)
The sixth generation of the iPod Nano is the smallest yet, but it comes at the expense of valuable features and practical controls.
Apple iPod Shuffle 2011 ( 2GB, green)
The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ ( 8GB, black)
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.
Apple iPod Shuffle ( third generation, 2GB, pink)
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.
Ibiza Rhapsody ( 4GB, aqua)
Haier America's flash-based Ibiza Rhapsody is pricier and larger than the competition, but its straightforward interface, excellent wireless integration, speedy processor, and plethora of features should appeal to those looking for a player that does it all.
Archos 705 WiFi ( 80GB)
Archos 705 WiFi is the biggest, baddest PVP on the market. What you get in screen size, however, you pay for in portability and picture quality.
Zune ( second generation, 4GB, red)
The 4GB and 8GB capacity Zunes (Zune 4 and Zune 8) offer a bite-size version of their full-size, 80GB sibling. While the full-size Zune is a better value, the solid-state flash memory used in the 4GB and 8GB versions make them better suited for physically active (or clumsy) users.