I got the latest one with 1 gig.It's the flash memory and no moving parts that sold me. :up: Ipods are marketed well,but when yoiu really look into it,aren't really a good deal.Fyzbo said:I just got my SanDisk MP3 player. 256mb flash player that I picked up from amazon.com for $65 no shipping or tax. It includes a voice recorder and a radio and I'm really enjoying it. It runs off of one AAA battery which is supposed to last 10 hours. I opted for a flash memory one for a few reasons.
1. Long battery life
2. Not a rechargable battery so it's cheaper to replace(rechargable batteries tend to not hold a good charge after about a yeear of regular use.)
3. Extremely small
4. Much cheaper, I've found 128mb ones as low as $30
5. More durable. There are no moving parts so there are less things to break on it.
Mine connects to a cable, the one I bought for my best friend's birthday connects directly to a USB port so it doubles as a jumpdrive. I would recommend them.
Sidenote: The whole iPod craze is driving me nuts. I don't see what the whole fuss is about. They are very expensive and tend to break so you need to pay extra for a warranty. The iPod shuffle is flash memory based, but it's larger and has less features then models made by other brands. iPod's also require iTunes so you can't just drag and drop your files easily you need their annoying software. So why is everyone going nuts about the iPod?