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MP3 players that meet meet the following requrements

by icanrule / January 14, 2009 4:51 PM PST

I just bought a new Zune and I am very disappointed. I'm not going to give it a review because I have only had it less then a week (I don't believe in reviews unless someone has really taken the time to experiment with a product). However I am going to return it for a different type of MP3 player. Initially I had no requirements on my MP3 player but it seems clear that I need to have a minimum standard. These are the requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

Memory: 2 gig
Radio: FM Stations
Connector: USB or Mini USB (Nothing Proprietary)
Batterly Life: Minimum 20 Hours
Software: None of that mandatory software to transfer music over
Jack: Standard 3.5

Prefered Requirements:

Memory: 120gigs
Radio: FM stations
Connector: USB or Mini USB (Nothing Properitary)
Battery Life: Minimum 30 hours
Software: No proprietary software to transfer music with
Bluetooth: A2DP (for my wireless earphones)
Jack: Standard 3.5

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Try Sandisk
by Starfish564 / January 20, 2009 9:20 AM PST

Hi,

I'm sure you could find a Sandisk player that would meet your requirements. I have a 1GB Sandisk Sansa c240. I know, smaller then what most people choose. But for me it's perfect. It's expandable with micro sd cards, and has a radio. I take it everywhere and it's held up surprisingly well. I have no complaints.

Now if I could only figure out how to put songs from Limewire on it...

Starfish

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Sony, Sansa, Samsung
by TinyJess / January 20, 2009 1:16 PM PST

Hello,

Your minimum requires are almost met by Sony, Samsung, and Sansa. They require no special software (drag and drop) but unfortunately they do have proprietary USB cables. Extra cables can be found cheap on Ebay and Amazon.

Only the Zune and Ipod have 120 GB models at the moment that I'm sure of.

BTW: The Creative Zen family meets your requirements too but I'd suggest doing some serious research on the quality before purchase

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