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I need a new mp3 player

Postby heiowge » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:54 pm

I've just written off my 3rd Sansa Clip. First one I dropped on the floor. Second one I dropped on the floor. Third one was dropped numerous times with no issues. But now the volume up button doesn't turn it up. In fact it turns it down. :roll:

My main issue is that my old mp3 players all had a string (or at least the hole for one). The clip doesn't. So when the clip eventually snaps, I end up dropping it regularly. These clips break easily, although the latest one is still intact that way.

So... it's quest for a new mp3 player time.

My needs:

4GB minimum
Mass Storage Class as an option. I don't use crappy itunes etc. I refuse to sync.
Rechargeable by usb. I don't do batteries.
Rugged. It must be drop proof.
Room for a string.
Not the size of a brick.
£40 or less.


Any recommendations?
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Postby nordle » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:27 pm

The great heiowge, destroyer of mp3 players.

:)

3!!!!

My clip only gets used 2 times a week, but its got to be 4 years old at least.
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Postby heiowge » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:39 pm

My clip was used about 6 hours a day. Every day.

Audiobooks and podcasts, in case you wondered.
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Postby Hammeh » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:37 pm

I have had a bog standard B series sony walkman for my years, its even been through the washing machine and survived after it spent a few hours drying out.
Mine was a bit more than £40, however, looking at the current prices, you can get them direct from sony for £35:
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/nws-b-series/nwz-b173
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Postby heiowge » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:58 pm

I won't buy from Sony ever again. I haven't forgiven them for removing the option to install Linux on the PS3.
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Postby Fat_Tuesday » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:11 pm

I've never forgiven them for this disgraceful bit of kit http://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?ID=80091&P=RS. Grrrr!
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