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MP3 Recommendations w/ Radio

I know the IPOD is a great gadget. But, i dont like that there is no radio feature. Does anyone have another MP3 player with a radio that they would recommend? I'm not looking for anything with a large memory. I'm ok with 1 gig or less of memory/storage as i dont need any outrageous number of songs on it.

Wed. Apr 12, 8:19pm

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If you get an IPOD nano, you can buy a radio remote for it. I think they are around $30 as an add on.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 9:03 PM

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I have a sony mp3 player and so far I like it just fine. I like being able to have a choice between radio and recorded songs. This little clip on one is great for running.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 10:13 PM

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creative labs!

love my mp3, came with a radio and 256 MB, although I know they go way bigger these days. Plus, it's also a jump drive (flash drive) so it's super easy to download songs onto.

Here's a link from Amazon for the 1G model- it's just $100, I almost wish I had waited, but 256 is big enough for me

Link

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 11:28 PM

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The latest issue of Runner's World has a review of mp3 players, Basically the iPod is the ONLY one that doesn't get FM radio!! And it's the most expensive -- what a scam.
The Runner's World review also reviews a few armbands that will fit any mp3 player. Recommend browsing thru this article, if not just buying the magazine.

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 8:27 AM

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Thanks! More recommendations appreciated...

I appreciate the suggestions so far. I will definitely look into them and will be happy to hear any more recommendations on MP3 players with radio. I am also curious how much everyone is spending on their MP3 players! Let me know! Thanks again!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 10:15 AM

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iAudio U2

I did a lot of research and read several reviews before I bought my 2nd mp3 player. My 1st was a Rio Forge that just quit working one day, and I hadn't even had it a year. I chose the iAudio U2 (1 gb - had to order it from Amazon because I couldn't find it in any local stores) because it got pretty good reviews and it has FM radio. I liked CNet's review of mp3 players:

Link

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 11:34 AM

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I have the DJ Ditty from Dell (came with my laptop so free for me). I checked their website and it's currently $89 for the one I have is 512Mb which is ~200 songs, a radio tuner and also a USB jump drive (can store files and is easy to drag and drop songs to it). It doesn't have replaceable batteries and instead you recharge by occasionally plugging it into your computer for an hour or so. Admittedly I snicker every time I say the name, but I've been seriously impressed. The music quality is excellent. I did however replace their earbuds with some Sony sports ones because they stay on during vigorous exercise.

Hope that helps and best wishes!

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 11:34 AM

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I have a Creative Zen Nano - the 2 Gb was around $130. It has a radio, but it picks up a lot of static when I walk around with it. But then, I live out in the boonies, so maybe if you live in the city it would come in OK (unless all of them do this). I think the sound of my music and especially my audio books is great. My brother said that this one is well rated by the hard core runners as being one of the most dependable ones. It runs on regular batteries, so you don't have to be near a plug.

Friday, April 14, 2006, 9:36 PM

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This is a great list. Does apple make one with a radio yet?

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 9:37 AM

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I worked for apple for a while, and don't really like their prooducts. The work environment is so loose it makes me wonder how any work gets done at all. One of the head trainers was very proud of the fact that he was a high school dropout and enjoyed recreational drugs.

On topic though, I really like my Creative Labs muvo. It was only 256, but it's good for my workout

Friday, December 01, 2006, 3:12 PM

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I just saw one at Staples yesterday for $49. It holds 120 songs and has an FM radio. I thought this was a pretty good deal. They also have the same thing for $69 that holds 240 songs. It comes with a USB cable, headphones, and a strappy thing to attach it to your arm or belt loop or whatever.

Friday, December 01, 2006, 3:39 PM

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oh, and that one at staples runs off one AAA battery

Friday, December 01, 2006, 3:42 PM

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I have a Sandisk Sansa that is a USB jump-drive type mp3 player + tuneable radio. It is small, light, doesn't have a fancy-schmancy screen, holds 500+ songs and gets far better radio reception than my previous Sony Sport armband radio (it comes with an armband as well). I wanted one that runs on AAA batteries because I have a horrible habit of noticing that my battery has run down when it's least convenient. I don't carry a computer around to plug things into, but I do carry AAA batteries! :-)

Anyway, the sound quality is quite good and it has everything I want and nothing I don't. It was $69 and I highly recommend checking it out.

Friday, December 01, 2006, 4:38 PM

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4:38 poster

where'd you get yours? that's the brand i saw at staples, but the one for $69 only held 240 songs.

Friday, December 01, 2006, 10:21 PM

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To the Friday, December 01, 2006, 3:12 PM poster

I also worked for Apple and nothing like that happened. Maybe you had a bad experience.

However, I think you work for Creative since you indirectly tried to link Apple users with drug users.

People, just go to the store and try them out. Several of the big box retailers have test areas so you can try out mp3 players.

Back to the topic, yes, Apple makes an iPod Radio Remote that hooks into the nano and bigger sized iPod to turn it into a FM radio, but none of the iPods have radios built in.

Then again, why should they? You can be your own DF with your iPod!

Saturday, December 02, 2006, 6:29 PM

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I've had my Creative Muvo Micro N200 for almost 4 years. It looks just like a ZEN Nano. (I'm pretty sure the only difference is the name.) You can get a 1 gig Zen Nano for about $70 these days (check amazon.com or fry's). I really like it. Its a sturdy and small, and I go everywhere with it. Mine is actually pretty beat up and the battery cover broke, but I don't think something like that can be helped, seeing as how I traveled through several countries with it (I have to keep it taped on now :( ). On the other hand, it still sounds as good as the day I bought it!

The battery life is great and I find that 1 gig is the perfect size as long as I keep updating my favorite songs. Anything bigger and I'll end up skipping tracks all the time. It also has an adjustable equalizer, which I like to make use of. Radio is pretty standard. Reception is good for my area.

I've no idea why the iPod shuffle isn't equipped with a FM tuner..... or a screen. I'm all for the minimalist approach, but its a bit too much. I've also seen the Sansa, and it looks pretty good. Its newer than the Zen Nano and Sandisk is a solid brand, but I don't have any experience with it.

Saturday, December 02, 2006, 10:11 PM

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