Post # 1
I think I’m ready to join modern times and get an MP3 player. My CDs are starting to take up too much space in the house and in the car and let’s not even mention that I still have my cassette tapes from college AND I have a record player as well! The reason I didn’t want an MP3 player was because I didn’t and still don’t want to put earbuds in my ears or headphones on my head. I see that you can connect them to a speaker system now. Anyway… which easy to use and inexpensive MP3 player would you suggest for a resistant person like myself? My daughter has an Ipod Nano which I tried to use once but it seemed too difficult. I probably would have tried harder to learn how to use it but my teenage daughter was laughing and shaking her head at me so I gave up. lol! My son has a Zune which he swears by. I’ve never tried to use it, but it looks as easy/difficult to use as the Ipod.
I’m not opposed to learning how to use technology. I just don’t want to have to take a class to learn how to use it.
Post # 3
I’ve had a few cheaper ones through high school and college. Darling Husband bought me a 32gig iPod Touch 2 years ago for Christmas and I will never turn back. I love it. It is more expensive, but it’s worth it, IMO. Darling Husband just bought a used iPod classic and he’s obsessed with it now. I’ve messed around with both, but I find the Touch much easier to use.
An iPod is actually relatively easy to use. You load all your music into iTunes, plug it in and iTunes will walk you through it. There is a tiny learning curve, but I learned how to work it pretty quickly.
Post # 4
@zippylef: I second this!
I had the first generation iPod Nano from way back and I got a 5th generation (I think) Nano a couple years ago and I loooove it. For his last birthday, I got my Fiance the newest iPod Nano and it didn’t take him very long at all to learn how to use it, and that was his first MP3 player ever. He loves it. I know iPods are more expensive than other brands of MP3 players, but honestly, I think their ease-of-use and quality make them worth it. I’ve tried using friends’ non-iPod MP3 players and they always seem so much more complicated to me than an iPod ever has. Also, if you opt to go with an iPod, and you’re worried about the price, I’m pretty sure you can buy a the version that came out before the current one, and it’ll be less expensive. Usually stores still have them new, but just at a cheaper price because the newest one has come out. Hope this helps!
Post # 5
apple products are intuitive and easy to learn. I say iPod.
Post # 6
I say Ipod.. i have had an Ipod ‘classic’ and now have a nano. My original ipod lasted for a very long time and no complaints here! I recently bought a nano when I was having sound issues (after many years of continual use!) I love that the nanos have a radio reciever on them! I might stay away from the ipod touch unless you are looking for the cool features though…
Post # 7
I highly recommend the Sansa Clip+. You can buy one with 8GB of space (ideal for people who don’t have TONS of music to put on them–that’s about 1500 songs) for $40 – $60, depending on where you look. They’re tiny and very easy to use.