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Heya everybody,

My Mom's birthday is coming up and I want to buy her a new MP3 player. Currently she's using a Creative Zen V but the battery is beginning to lose it's charge much more quickly.

I am looking for a good MP3 player that is very easy and simple to use. To give you an idea, the Zen V all I need to do is drag mp3 files into the Music folder, and it works.

I DO NOT want anything by Apple. So no iPods. I preferably wanna be able to use the Windows Explorer to put music in it, no third party software.

My budget is less than $100. The ability to watch movies on it would be a plus but definitely not a requirement. Preferably the cheaper the better, because she doesn't have a ton of music, so no need for a crazy amount of storage is needed.
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post #2 of 15
Why not an iPod? Don't want to accuse you of reverse fanboyism, but...

a shuffle sounds like it suits her needs perfectly.
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post #3 of 15
Philips Aria? No Problems from it and the battery on it is a champ for me. Picked it up at my local target 8GB forabout 75 give or take, pics vid and radio.
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Why not an iPod? Don't want to accuse you of reverse fanboyism, but...

a shuffle sounds like it suits her needs perfectly.
I don't want to mess with iTunes or having to use a program to put music on it. Windows Explorer should be enough. I want something more plug and play than an iPod.

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Philips Aria? No Problems from it and the battery on it is a champ for me. Picked it up at my local target 8GB forabout 75 give or take, pics vid and radio.
Never heard of it. I'll have to take a look. I been having my eyes on some SanDisk MP3 players too. I think radio would be more useful than pics or a vid.
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post #5 of 15
Sansa Fuze!!
It even comes in pink!
Expanable storage via MicroSD if she ever needs it

the cheapest one new:
$43 including ship

Various colours bottom 2/3 of the page

http://stores.ebay.com/Superdeal-11/...4.l1513&_pgn=2

The 2GB is about the same price so might as well get the 4GB.
however it's silly to buy a nice player and then use the crappy default earbuds so what's her music taste?
You can get her some very nice earphones with the rest of the budget.
post #6 of 15
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Oh! I forgot to mention, it needs to have a lanyard or some other kind of way to wear it around your neck. She hates clips.

Thanks for the suggestions so far!
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post #7 of 15
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I am looking for a good MP3 player that is very easy and simple to use. To give you an idea, the Zen V all I need to do is drag mp3 files into the Music folder, and it works.

I DO NOT want anything by Apple. So no iPods. I preferably wanna be able to use the Windows Explorer to put music in it, no third party software.
I'm in the same boat as you. I'm sick of having to use apple -.- itunes gives me the *****. Need a recomendation, something in the $130AUD mark.
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OH btw: u can use CopyTrans's free software instead of itunes for apple ipods.
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post #9 of 15
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OH btw: u can use CopyTrans's free software instead of itunes for apple ipods.
Oh Btw:

I mentioned numerous times I don't want to use third party software. Please read previous posts. I know you're trying to be helpful, but it's like someone saying "I want a new video card but I don't want AMD" "Buy an AMD card".
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post #10 of 15
the requirement of it being able to be worn around the beck is :/ and is a pain to cover cuz I can't think of many.
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