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Non-Apple MP3 Players?

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Non-Apple MP3 Players?#1
Posted: 3/4/08 at 11:21am
My husband is in need of a new MP3 device, and, being a savvy consumer, wants to explore all avenues before purchasing one. He already had an iPod and liked it, but now he's wondering about what else is out there.

Does anyone have a non-Apple player? How do you like it? Anyone have any bad experiences?
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#2
Posted: 3/4/08 at 11:32am
My granddad likes the Dell brand players.
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#2
Posted: 3/4/08 at 11:32am
I am and have always been a fan of Creative Labs products.
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#3
Posted: 3/4/08 at 11:37am
I got the fab iTouch for Xmas, and it's fun, but I really love my Creative...iTouch doesnt have the memory (tho they just doubled it to 32). So far I've been listening to my older creative just as much.

I loathe iTunes, Yahoo was so much easier and less restrictive.

The iTouch battery runs out quickly while using the internet or watching video.

I've heard great things about Archos and would consider them next time.
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#4
Posted: 3/4/08 at 12:06pm
Thanks. I'll pass this on.

If anyone else has any input, keep it coming.
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#5
Posted: 3/4/08 at 12:46pm
I had a Creative for years and aside from the occasional freeze up it gave me no problems. Now I have a Toshiba Gigabeat and I love it. The only problem I've ever had was once it decided to delete everything that was on it...which was lame, but easily fixed in about 15 minutes.

Check out this website for more info:
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/

Updated On: 3/4/08 at 12:46 PM
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#6
Posted: 3/4/08 at 2:07pm
ditto to the gigabeat

also, we've had conversations on BWW about different ones.
Do a search under "gigabeat" and it will bring up at least three threads, so you'd have lots of opinions.....

I do have to say I love having an iPhone, cause I have two in one, and don't need an extra machine
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Posted: 3/4/08 at 2:15pm
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#8
Posted: 3/4/08 at 3:43pm
I like SanDisk
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Posted: 3/4/08 at 3:49pm
I had a Creative and hated it. There were a lot of problems with it. I've heard good things about SanDisk.
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re: Non-Apple MP3 Players?#10
Posted: 3/4/08 at 3:55pm
Here is a previous thread about the Archos that also includes a link to the Archos website. I highly recommend it.
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