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Creative Zen Vision W (30GB) Reviewed on September 13, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Creative Zen Vision W (30GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 50 reviews

The Bottom Line: The bulky but easy-to-use Creative Zen Vision W and its nice screen will dazzle video lovers who don't require video recording. Read review

Specs: Digital AV player, TFT 4.3 in - Color, MP3, WMA, Audible, Protected WMA (DRM), WAV, DivX 5.0, DivX 4.0, WMV, Motion JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 SP, XviD, MPEG-1, 5.3 in x 0.9 in x 3 in, 9.7 oz

Ematic E5 Series EM524CAMP - digital player / radio

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

Sony Walkman NWZ-E374BLK - digital player

Specs: 8 GB, 1.77 in, 30 hour(s), 1.8 oz, 8 GB, MP3, WMA, AAC-LC, LPCM, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion

Mach Speed Trio T2810C - digital player

Specs: 4 GB, 2.8 in, 8 hour(s), MP3, WMA, APE (Monkey's Audio), FLAC, OGG, WAV, 4 GB, Player battery - Rechargeable

Apple iPod nano (red, special edition)

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

SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 (blue, 4GB) Reviewed on September 21, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 (blue, 4GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: You can find smaller or cheaper MP3 players, but you won't find a better value than the Sansa Fuze+ in terms of dollars per features. Read review

Specs: 4 GB, 2.4 in, 24 hour(s), Player battery - Rechargeable, MP3, Protected WMA (DRM), WMA, FLAC, Audible, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, 4 GB

Apple iPod Shuffle (second generation 2007, 1GB, silver) Reviewed on January 30, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Apple iPod Shuffle (second generation 2007, 1GB, silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews

The Bottom Line: If you like your music playback simple and your device nearly invisible, the second-generation iPod Shuffle will suit you well. But absentminded users should steer clear of this easy-to-misplace player. Read review

Specs: 1 GB, 12 hour(s), 0.6 oz, Lithium ion, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer, 1 GB, MP3, AIFF, Audible, AAC, WAV

Philips Portable Media Center PMC7230 Reviewed on December 21, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Philips Portable Media Center PMC7230
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 9 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Philips Portable Media Center PMC7230 is a stylish device with lots of potential, but it's not as impressive as we expected. Read review

Specs: Portable media center, LCD 3.5 in - Color, MP3, WMA, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 SP, WMV, AVI, 3.7 in x 0.9 in x 4.2 in, 8.3 oz

Sony S2 Sports ATRAC3/MP3 CD Walkman - D-NS707F
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews

Specs: 50 hour(s), 9.7 oz, MP3, ATRAC3plus, ATRAC3, 2 x Standard battery - AA type

Creative Zen Stone Plus (2GB, black) Reviewed on July 27, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Creative Zen Stone Plus (2GB, black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 22 reviews

The Bottom Line: For those who want a supersmall and cute MP3 player that offers more than just simple music playback, the Creative Zen Stone Plus fits the bill nicely. Read review

Specs: 2 GB, 9.5 hour(s), 0.7 oz, 2 GB, Protected WMA (DRM 9), WAV, MP3, ADPCM, WMA, Audible, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer

Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD (250GB) Reviewed on April 1, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD (250GB)

The Bottom Line: While the Seagate FreeAgent Theater has a decent interface and good photo display options, it doesn't read as many video file formats as its competitors. Read review

Specs: Digital AV player, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WAV, AC-3, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DivX 6.0, AVI, XviD, MPEG-1, ISO, VOB, 7.2 in x 7.1 in x 1.2 in, 1.1 lbs

Mach Speed Eclipse 180 - digital player

Specs: 8 GB, 1.8 in, 8 hour(s), - Lithium ion, 8 GB, MP3, WMA, WAV

SanDisk Sansa c140 (1GB) Reviewed on April 7, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
SanDisk Sansa c140 (1GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 30 reviews

The Bottom Line: The SanDisk Sansa c100 series gives you a decent set of features for a decent price, but don't expect great battery life. Read review

Specs: 1 GB, 1.21 in, 15 hour(s), 0.1 lbs, 1, Standard battery - AAA type, MP3, WMA, Audible, 1 GB

Rio Cali (256MB) Reviewed on November 10, 2003 Check prices
Product overview
Rio Cali (256MB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 163 reviews

The Bottom Line: Rio once again delivers one of the spiffier sports-style MP3 players. Read review

Specs: 256 MB, 18 hour(s), 1.8 oz, MP3, WMA, 256 MB, 1 x Standard battery - AAA type - Alkaline

KWorld M101 - digital AV player

Specs: Digital AV player, MP3, WMA, RMVB, MPEG-2, AVI, XviD, DivX, MPEG-1, RM

SanDisk Sansa Express (1GB) Reviewed on May 16, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
SanDisk Sansa Express (1GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 48 reviews

The Bottom Line: The SanDisk Sansa Express is a solid choice for those who need an ultraconvenient MP3 player with a decent smattering of features. Read review

Specs: 1 GB, 15 hour(s), 1 GB, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer, MP3, Protected WMA (DRM), WMA, Audible, WAV

Mach Speed Eclipse 180G2 - digital player

Specs: 4 GB, 1.8 in, 8 hour(s), MP3, WMA, APE (Monkey's Audio), FLAC, OGG, WAV, 4 GB, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion

Apple iPod Nano (Product) Red (4GB) Reviewed on September 13, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Apple iPod Nano (Product) Red (4GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 14 reviews

The Bottom Line: The second-generation Apple iPod Nano is like the successful offspring of an iPod Mini and a first-generation iPod Nano. It's small, stylish, user-friendly, and competitively priced--a great player all around and suitable for a variety of users. Read review

Specs: 4 GB, 1.5 in, 24 hour(s), 1.4 oz, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, AIFF, Audible, AAC, 4 GB, 1, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion

Sony Walkman NWZ-W273BLUE - digital player

Specs: 4 GB, 8 hour(s), 1 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion, 4 GB

Apple iPod Shuffle (second generation 2006, 1GB, silver) Reviewed on January 30, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Apple iPod Shuffle (second generation 2006, 1GB, silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 172 reviews

The Bottom Line: If you like your music playback simple and your device nearly invisible, the second-generation iPod Shuffle will suit you well. But absentminded users should steer clear of this easy-to-misplace player. Read review

Specs: 1 GB, 12 hour(s), 0.6 oz, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer, MP3, AIFF, Audible, AAC, WAV, 1 GB

RCA Lyra RD2212 (256MB) Reviewed on August 18, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
RCA Lyra RD2212 (256MB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: Although it's packed with useful, fitness-oriented features, the RCA Lyra RD2212 is disappointing overall, thanks to a flawed design. Read review

Specs: 256 MB, 50 hour(s), 1.4 oz, MP3, Protected WMA (DRM), WMA, Audible, Standard battery - AA type - Alkaline, 256 MB

Sony NWZ-S616F (4GB, red) Reviewed on August 30, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Sony NWZ-S616F (4GB, red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 15 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony NWZ-S610 series Walkman doesn't bring anything striking or new to the table, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a quality MP3 player with nice extras and a killer battery life. Plus, Sony got rid of SonicStage--the best news ever. Read review

Specs: 4 GB, 1.8 in, 33 hour(s), 1.8 oz, PCM, MP3, WMA, Protected WMA (DRM 10), AAC, 4 GB, Player battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion

RCA Lyra X3030 (30GB) Reviewed on October 23, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
RCA Lyra X3030 (30GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The all-inclusive RCA Lyra X3030 is a solid video playback and recording device, despite its poorly designed menu interface. Yet there are still PVPs on the market that perform better. Read review

Specs: Digital AV recorder, TFT 3.6 in - Color, MP3, WMA, Audible, Protected WMA (DRM), WAV, DivX 5.0, DivX 4.0, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 SP, WMV, AVI, MPEG-1

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