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Does this mp3 player exist?

by n3rday / December 16, 2007 2:49 AM PST

I'm looking for some mp3 players to get some of my relatives for Christmas. Their mother told me that she had some specifics in mind:

Must be under or around $40
Must be 512 mb or 1 gb
Must have a display (she doesn't know much about mp3 players, I can't think of any that don't have a display of some sort)
Must not use batteries (i.e. you charge it like a phone or an iPod, rather than using AAA batteries)

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Just one candidate MP3 player that I can think of
by electronista / December 16, 2007 3:00 AM PST

It'd have to be SanDisk's Sansa Clip:


1GB, has a small screen but decent controls, and it uses a lithium-ion battery like said mother suggests. Normally goes for $40 but can be found for a bit less if you shop around. If you're in a real hurry, retail shops do carry these.

The main catches: it's Windows-only, and you can't use it with iTunes or songs you've bought from the iTunes Store (the Clip doesn't support AAC, protected or not).

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You can find some cheap ones, but...
by BetaWolf7 / December 16, 2007 3:17 AM PST

Most really cheap ones don't have a display, or are a no-name brand. It's hard to find one from a solid brand that has a display for the price you're suggesting.

Actually, SanDisk Sansa seems to be on sale for $45 at Best Buy. It's a pretty decent 2GB one.

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Take a look. Could she be thinking about video?
by ahtoi / December 16, 2007 9:28 AM PST
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MP3 Video...,
by liam1306 / December 17, 2007 11:38 AM PST
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