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.
The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. None can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.
If you don't mind the high price, the SoundDock will turn your iPod into a party stereo system where anybody can play DJ.
The PonoPlayer is an inherently likeable portable music player that delivers excellent high-end sound, but its quirky design and lackluster battery life leave us waiting for the second generation -- or a price cut.
If you're looking for a Bluetooth-compatible MP3 player or you want to make the most of your Rhapsody music subscription, the Philips GoGear SA5245BT offers a well-rounded set of features at an attractive price.
The Juice Box is a good and inexpensive choice for kids who want a portable entertainment alternative to the Game Boy, but its success will depend on its video library.
The BeoSound 2 sounds absolutely superb, but there's nothing else to justify its sky-high price tag.
Proof positive that bigger isn't always better, the Archos AV700 fails to make the most of its wide-screen LCD.
Creative's MuVo TX FM is a great option for people who want a small, lightweight, and gymworthy player with a decent feature set.
Spiffy looks and good battery life can't compensate for this player's mediocre sound and typical feature set.
The pricey iRiver U10 is a superbly designed MP3 player that is both easy to use and packed with pretty much every feature in the book. But Apple won't be quaking in its boots until iRiver ups its capacity to 2GB and 4GB.
If you want a slick alternative to the iPod and you're into Sony's Connect music store, then the NW-HD5 is a stellar choice.
A larger screen and improved file-transfer capabilities make the remixed Zen Xtra more appealing than its older sibling, the Zen NX.
Sony revives its Walkman line with the F800 and E470, but for the price you might as well buy a music-capable Android phone.
If you're looking for a better-sounding alternative to the Sansa Express, the RCA Pearl does the trick--but be prepared to deal with a funky user interface and disposable batteries.
This is a fantastic unit of its type, and a serious contender if you're in the market for a multimedia streaming speaker.
The JNC SSF-11 is based on a good overall concept but comes up lacking in the execution of most features.