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:
*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?