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HD player and running

I am interested in buying a hard drive player. I plan to use it on long trips as well as running at the gym. So, needless to say I need one that can hold up strong. I noticed that somebody else posted something like this but there was never a good answer. So I need to know whether the 20-40 gb players really have a problem with someone jogging/running with them? Or do certain types hold up better than the others. Thanks!!!

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There is no good answer to this one. It's why you use a FM radio and some FM transmitter from your HD MP3 player or just go back to solid state. The new smaller HD players are nice, but the makers will not stand up and tell you what you want to hear and back it up with the warranty.

At the some hundred dollars, its a shame you can't rent one for a day.

Bob

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It depends on if you have a really bad rythem in your stride . . . if you're really choppy, yeah you could run into problems, but for the most part, i wouldn't, and haven't worried about damage to my HD while running. It you're really parranoid about your HD, then you could looking to getting one of each HD and flash player. But instead of getting 2 separate players, get a neuros. It would come in three parts for you, the main brain and computer of the player, and the backpack that you needed at a specific situation.

There is a larger HD and battery pack so that you would have all your music
or
You could attach the smaller flash backpack which holds the battery to power the main unit (the main unit always hold the flash memory and cache)

it isn't the smallest player around, but by far the best in my opinion. www.neurosaudio.com
get involved . . .

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No the neuros is not a player to run with and rcgfn please stop saying that. The player is huge. Your stride will not make a difference in whether the hard drive will crash or not, it's the timing of when the hard drive spins up. I would not recommend running with a hard drive player at all.

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I'd be interested the same information as well. Until recently I used to jog with my Audible Otis and loved it. Now, it has all of a sudden died on me after about a year of use and I can't figure out what's wrong with it.

I've submitted a request for technical support after trying all their suggestions on their knowledge base. I have a feeling that it's probably a goner.

Thanks.

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