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Old 07-17-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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I am looking into getting a new MP3 Player in the ear future. I currently have a 30GB Ipod classic which is great, but the battery is starting to go and I want to upgrade to something with more capacity. I have previously owned a Creative Zen Touch and and some Rio player, but that was 5+ years ago, so my recent experience is only with Ipods. I will be moving in the near future to a land with limited to no computer access and/or electricity, so something fairly independent after uploading music and long battery life are priorities.

Some things I am looking for:
*100GB minimum
*Long battery life
*video capabilities (not required)
*Easy to create playlists on the machine (don't need computer)
*iTunes compatability is a plus but not required
*Durable - can withstand some moderate falls (with case if necessary), dust, wide temp range (my Ipod sucks when it gets cold)
*$250 or cheaper (the going rate of a new 120GB Ipod)

So what do you guys have and would you recommend them?

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If you're happy with the ipod as it is you might as well just opt for the new 120 gb ipod classics. Otherwise at that capacity you're probably only really left with a Zune or Archos. I'm not a fan of the Zune and never used an Archos.

A 120GB ipod can be had for just over $200 these days.

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ipod classic

120 gig, long battery life, video capailities, easy to create playlists (their "genius" playlist generator is pretty awesome), iTunes compatible. . .



really though, I don't know why anyone would get anything other than an iPod for an mp3 player.
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If you're happy with the ipod as it is you might as well just opt for the new 120 gb ipod classics. Otherwise at that capacity you're probably only really left with a Zune or Archos. I'm not a fan of the Zune and never used an Archos.

A 120GB ipod can be had for just over $200 these days.
DAMNIT! beat me to it.
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Yeah I have both an ipod touch and an old ass second generation classic that both see daily use. The classic has taken a beating over the years and looks like it's been through a war, but it keeps on chugging.

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I love my iPod touch. it doesn't get a whole lot of use because my car stereo doesn't have an mp3 connection but the games you can get for it are really fun and I use it as a remote for my itunes library on my laptop.

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If you're happy with the ipod as it is you might as well just opt for the new 120 gb ipod classics. Otherwise at that capacity you're probably only really left with a Zune or Archos. I'm not a fan of the Zune and never used an Archos.

A 120GB ipod can be had for just over $200 these days.
I'll probably end up getting another Ipod, just wanted to check out what else is available, though. The only problems I have with my current one are the dying battery (but will happen with anything), the cold problem, and editing playlists on the go is a pain (but I can live with that).
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