If you hate iTunes, the SanDisk Clip Jam is the best bargain music player you can buy.
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.
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.
Apple's fourth-generation iPod delivers notable improvements to an already excellent product--and at a lower price.
The Archos Gmini 220 is an excellent portable hard drive and photo wallet, but Musicmatch hampers its file transfers.
The Philips GoGear SA6545 is a feature-filled MP3 player that will suit those looking for good video playback over a compact form factor.
Sony's 20GB HD1 looks, sounds, and feels amazing, but you'll have to sacrifice an extra wad of cash, not to mention native MP3 and WMA file support.
Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch still leaves its competitors in the dust.
Spiffy looks and good battery life can't compensate for this player's mediocre sound and typical feature set.
The Haier America Trainer is a suitable option for fitness fanatics who want to kill multiple birds with one stone, as it's an MP3 player, a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, and has fitness-tracking software in one handy package.
Creative's MuVo TX FM is a great option for people who want a small, lightweight, and gymworthy player with a decent feature set.
There are better MP3 players than the RCA Opal for the money, but none capable of handling both video and photos.
The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.
The C. Crane Witness AM/FM MP3 player is expensive, has some questionable interface issues, and doesn't have a lot of the bells and whistles of most modern MP3 players, but if you must have an AM tuner and the ability to schedule radio recordings, this is the device for you.
Light on features and low in price, the SA1100's simplicity will either be appreciated or lamented, depending on your needs.
The SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player is a reasonable option for those who still haven't made the switch from CD to MP3, and there's no computer required, so even technophobes can use it.
If you're looking for a feature-packed flash player but you don't want to spend a ton to get one, Creative's Zen Nano Plus is the device for you.
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.