If you are comparing those two mp3 player, it's like apples vs. oranges.
1. What kind of music files do you have, which music site do you use (iTunes, buy.com, msn music, etc.)?
iPods are very nice, expensive, have a nice interface, but don't play WMA's or protected WMA's(buy.com, msn music). MPIO don't play iTunes music.
2. How are you going to use the mp3, while working out, general use? Hard-drive player should not be used for vigorous work-out, b/c they have hard drives and therefore moving parts. Flash player from samsung, rio, creative, iriver, all stand up well to vigorous work-outs b/c they use flash memory.
-Do more research before you buy an mp3 player, and forget about the MPIO, there are just too many other more established manufacturers of flash players.
So I have enough to buy a 4 gig Ipod Mini or a MPIO Fl350
Which one should I get?
I like the MPIO because it is really small and nice
I like the Ipod because of its storage.