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SanDisk Sansa c240 (1GB, red) Reviewed on November 15, 2006 Check prices
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SanDisk Sansa c240 (1GB, red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: Thanks to its exceptional value and user-friendly features, the SanDisk Sansa c200 is an acceptable choice for youngsters and first-timers--but more sophisticated users would be better off shelling out a bit more for a better player. Read review

Specs: 1 GB, - Rechargeable, 1 GB, MP3, Protected WMA (DRM), WMA, WAV

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ (4GB, blue) Reviewed on August 31, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ (4GB, blue)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is an excellent successor to the line, offering a fitness-friendly design with a built-in belt-clip, a simple interface, solid sound quality, and plenty of handy features--all for an ultralow price. It's an unbeatable value. Read review

Specs: 4 GB, 1 in, 15 hour(s), 0.8 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable, Audible, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WMA, Protected WMA (DRM), FLAC, 4 GB

iRiver T10 (512MB, Red) Reviewed on November 1, 2005 Check prices
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iRiver T10 (512MB, Red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews

The Bottom Line: The hunky, feature-filled iRiver T10 can play subscription-based music, but it might take time to acclimate to the awkward design and control buttons. Read review

Specs: 512 MB, 53 hour(s), 1.7 oz, AA battery - Alkaline, Standard battery - AA type, MPEG 2.5 Audio, MPEG 2 Audio, MPEG 1 Audio, MP3, WMA, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, 512 MB

Philips GoGear Ariaz SA3ARA08K - digital player

Specs: 8 GB, 2.4 in, 36 hour(s), 2.3 oz, APE (Monkey's Audio), WAV, MP3, Protected WMA (DRM), WMA, FLAC, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer, 8 GB

Philips GoGear ViBE SA2VBE08S - digital player

Specs: 8 GB, 1.5 in, 24 hour(s), 1.3 oz, APE (Monkey's Audio), WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer, 8 GB

Samsung U3 (2GB, pink) Reviewed on August 16, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Samsung U3 (2GB, pink)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The Samsung U3 is the proof that a basic MP3 player doesn't have to be ugly and featureless; it's simple, inexpensive, cool-looking, and perfect for the gym. Read review

Specs: 2 GB, 1 in, 15 hour(s), 0.8 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer, 2 GB, MP3, Protected WMA (DRM), WMA, ASF, Ogg Vorbis

Creative Zen V (2GB, black) Reviewed on June 28, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Creative Zen V (2GB, black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 11 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Creative Zen V is a good choice for anyone looking for a compact flash MP3 player with recording features and great sound quality. However, the more feature-filled Zen V Plus is a better value. Read review

Specs: 2 GB, 1.5 in, 15 hour(s), 1.6 oz, 1, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion, Protected WMA (DRM 9), WAV, MP3, ADPCM, WMA, Audible, 2 GB

SIIG Full-HD Digital Signage Player - digital AV player

Specs: Digital AV player, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264, MPEG-1, MP3, MPEG1 Layer3, 6.1 in x 4.5 in x 1.1 in, 12.3 oz

SanDisk Sansa e260 (4GB) Reviewed on March 11, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
SanDisk Sansa e260 (4GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 149 reviews

The Bottom Line: The SanDisk Sansa e200 series offers a boatload of features for a reasonable price, in a package that is much nicer than that of past SanDisk models. For those looking for a high-capacity, compact, skip-free MP3/WMA player, start with the e200 series. Read review

Specs: 4 GB, 1.8 in, 20 hour(s), 2.6 oz, MP3, Protected WMA (DRM), WMA, 1, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion, 4 GB

Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, purple) Reviewed on October 9, 2012 Check prices
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Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, purple)

The Bottom Line: The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch. Read review

Specs: 16 GB, 2.5 in, 30 hour(s), 1.1 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion, 16 GB, Audible AAX+, Audible AAX, Apple Lossless, WAV, HE-AAC, MP3, Protected AAC, AIFF, Audible, AAC

Philips eXp2550 - CD player - CD

Specs: 7.1 oz, 2 x Standard battery - AA type

Zune HD (16GB - black) Reviewed on September 18, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Zune HD (16GB - black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 47 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers. Read review

Specs: 16 GB, 3.3 in, 33 hour(s), 2.6 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion, WMAPro, MP3, WMA, AAC, 16 GB

Ematic E5 Series EM524CAMP - digital player / radio

Specs: 4 GB, 2.4 in, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer, MP3, WMA, APE (Monkey's Audio), FLAC, OGG, WAV, 4 GB

Philips eXp2546 - CD player - CD

Specs: 13.4 oz, Standard battery - AA type

iSonic Snapbox X85 - digital player
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 0.5 stars out of 1 review

Specs: 8 GB, 1.8 in, 1.4 oz, MP3, WMA, ACT, WAV, 8 GB, Player battery - Rechargeable

Apple iPod Nano (third generation, 8GB, red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews

Specs: 8 GB, 2 in, 24 hour(s), 1.7 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion, 8 GB, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, AIFF, Audible, AAC

Sony Network Walkman - NW-MS90D

Specs: 512 MB, 44 hour(s), 1.9 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable - Nickel metal hydride, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, 512 MB

Sony PSYC MP3/ATRAC CD Walkman D-NE320PSWHI - CD player - CD

Specs: 90 day(s), 6.3 oz, MP3, ATRAC3plus, ATRAC3, 2 x Standard battery - AA type

Apple iPod nano (red, special edition)

Specs: 8 GB, 1.5 in, 24 hour(s), 1.4 oz, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, AIFF, Audible, AAC, 8 GB, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ - digital player

Specs: 4 GB, 1 in, 15 hour(s), 0.8 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable, 4 GB

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ - digital player

Specs: 4 GB, 1 in, 15 hour(s), 0.8 oz, 4 GB, Player battery - Rechargeable, FLAC, Protected WMA (DRM), Audible, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis

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