The Mighty Vibe's audience is limited to Spotify Premium users, but it's an appealing little music player for those looking for an iPod Shuffle-like device to wear on the go and leave their phone at home.
Basically, the 2015 iPod got a brain transplant to keep it chugging along. Everything else about it remains unchanged making it an easy swap out for businesses that currently rely on the iPod, but a hard sell for most people.
If you hate iTunes, the SanDisk Clip Jam is the best bargain music player you can buy.
The Sennheiser CX 300-II Precisions are incredibly affordable and great sounding, making them one of the best sets of in-ears available.
The updated iPod Touch remains a great portable media player and overall entertainment device, but its small screen feels like a throwback to an earlier era.
The Archos Gmini 220 is an excellent portable hard drive and photo wallet, but Musicmatch hampers its file transfers.
The iPod nano 7th gen is a thin and light way to pack Hollywood hits into your pocket, but it's not as suited to the gym as the previous one.
The Sony Walkman NWZ-A846 is a great audio player with a useful noise-cancellation feature and a brilliant OLED screen. It's expensive, but it's definitely worth a look.
The Apple iPod nano 6th gen is a great product for rich people who use the gym. For everyone else, the iPod shuffle and iPod touch offer better value for money.
Sony's new Android Walkman, currently dubbed the Sony Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player, is shaping up well with some cool music features and a massive 4.3-inch touchscreen. Running Android, you'll also get access to loads of downloadable apps.
The Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 is a truly superb player in terms of usability, sound quality and design. It's not without its fair share of flaws -- notably the tricky video support -- but for most people it's an absolute must to consider, if not run out and buy
The Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 packs some excellent features, such as a vivid OLED screen, effective on-board noise-cancelling technology and truly great audio quality. But it's pricy, the small screen makes for awkward Web browsing and video playback, and, overall, it's not as slick, easy to use or as feature-packed as the iPod touch
The Sony Walkman NWZ-X1050 certainly has some great features, such as a vivid OLED screen, on-board noise-cancelling technology and pristine audio quality. But it's expensive, the small screen makes for awkward Web browsing and video playback, and, overall, it's not as slick, easy to use or as feature-packed as the iPod touch
Feature-packed, intuitive and affordable, this is ideal for travelling photographers and media enthusiasts alike
Creative's experience in MP3 player design has finally paid off. This is an exceptionally capable player, impressive both for its good quality audio output and its video playback features. The Vision:M leapfrogs the iPod's current video offering and proves itself a worthy contender. With a revision of the navigation system Creative will have a killer on its hands
Apple's third-generation iPod touch may lack a camera, but, offering faster performance than its predecessors and new features, like voice control, it remains the cream of the portable-media-player crop. There's really no other device out there at the moment that can match its sublime combination of superb features and ease of use
While the Nano is attractively small and gives good audio, we were disappointed by its poor build quality -- the battery hatch snapped off after a few days of use. Anyone who needs a compact voice recorder will love the Nano's pocketable size, but true audiophiles will find the iPod Shuffle has a more refined output stage
This is a fantastic unit of its type, and a serious contender if you're in the market for a multimedia streaming speaker.