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cheap, basic mp3 player

by KarenElissa / July 9, 2010 6:28 AM PDT

I'm looking for a super cheap and basic player to plug in and leave at work.

- cheap, the cheaper the better, at most around $50
- some kind of screen
- ability to have playlists
- some kind of wall charger, preferably included, but ok if I have to purchase separately
- a gig or two size
- either drag and drop or songbird compatible
- easy to use, other people will be using it, so it needs to be pretty instinctive.

Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

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I see one at Fry's for $25.
by ahtoi / July 10, 2010 2:36 AM PDT

Take a visit to their site.

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SanDisk Sansa Clip
by ndfan236-2348608485923434 / July 18, 2010 11:25 AM PDT
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-Clip-Player-Black/dp/B000VIHFZ4/ (1gb)
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-Clip-Player-Black/dp/B000W09ZTK/ (2gb)

As of the time of this post, It is around $35 at Amazon, It has a backlit screen, songs can be added to a GoList, which is like a playist. As listed, It comes in 1gb or 2gb sizes. It is a Drag and Drop Player. And It's fairly simple to use. Only thing is it has to be plugged into a computer to charge. And a FM Radio is built in. I hope that this helps you out!
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SanDisk Sansa Fuze also
by boswd / July 19, 2010 6:57 AM PDT

you can get a 4G for around $50 as well. Uses the same audio chip as the Clip + will offer high end audio quality, have a screen that does display Album cover art, can create playlist, micro SD slot.

the Sansa's are without a doubt the best players under a $100.
Budget price but high end sound.

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suggest the Odys MP3 Z 22 Tragbarer MP3-Player 4 GB
by Briandb82 / July 21, 2010 5:57 PM PDT
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Archos Key
by ZeroTiger / August 13, 2010 2:43 AM PDT

The Archos Key might work for you. $35, super simple connection and drag & drop. No cable required as it just plugs right into your computer. I don't know if there is a wall charger though.

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Cheap MP3
by 3thingsuneed / November 21, 2010 2:00 AM PST

I recently got a Phillips 4g w/over 1" screen for less than $40 and a 30 day free trial w/Rhapsody.. bought at Target.

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by blackdognorth / November 29, 2010 3:11 AM PST
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I'd second the Sansa Clip. Also, for a better screen and interface, for almost nothing extra, check out the Sansa Fuze. Drag-n-drop, video capability, photos, plays mp3, FLAC and VogOrbis files, FM radio and built-in voice recorder. Plus a microSD card slot for added/replaceable memory.

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