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Want to buy a player for Audio books

by proeddie / June 22, 2005 3:56 AM PDT

Hello everyone, I am looking to buy a player primarily for listening to audio books. My criteria for the player is
1. small (not too bulky as I will be carrying this around a lot)
2. color screen
3. space at least 5 gbs
4. under $300

Right now Im leaning towards the Rio Carbon Pearl (unfortunatly it doesnt have a color screen). There are a lot of new players that I would love to get but none of them have audible support. Should I just get the Carbon, or should I wait til one of the other players update the firmware to except aa files.

Thanks in Advance

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you want one with bookmarking
by Bredd / June 22, 2005 4:50 AM PDT

research the bookmarking function. It's important for audio books, and that should make your decision. There were a couple of threads on this feature.

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by proeddie / June 22, 2005 11:30 AM PDT

thanks, is there anything else I should be looking for in a audio book player?

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by HotAgent / June 22, 2005 11:52 AM PDT
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audible support maybe, but if your books are in MP3 format then no.

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For books supporting Audible format, try the Sandisk Sansa
by aniym / June 22, 2005 11:49 PM PDT
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1 gb
by proeddie / June 23, 2005 3:22 AM PDT

With the size of Audible files I dont think the 1-2gb would be enough.

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1Gb holds 71 hours, no?
by mfalbers / April 10, 2006 11:14 PM PDT
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At 14Mb/hr for Level 4, wouldn't a 1G player hold 71 hours of Audible books?

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