I just want a 32gb .mp3 player

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  1. Smoblikat

    Smoblikat Diamond Member

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    So all I want is a 32gb .mp3 player, I dont want the stupi Ipod toucch or feel or smell or WHATEVER new device there is, I need a small player with 32gb memory just to keep in my car. It doesnt need to play videos or do anything but hold music and let me select it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap device that will fill this purpose?
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16855125168

    Sandisk sansa clip 4GB for $40, and buy a $20 MicroSD 32GB card for it. Not as slick as an ipod, but way more storage per dollar.

    Funny thing is I got one for $30 over 15 months ago. They're so good and so devoid of competition that they've gone up in price since then. Still worth it.

    Apple is just completely out of touch in this arena, shocking since it essentially invented the flash memory mp3 player.
     
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  3. DaveSimmons

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    iPod Classic 160GB at $230 (Amazon)

    SanDisk Sansa - clip (above) or Fuze+ 8 GB MP3 Player $50 (Amazon) + add a microSDHC of up to another 32 GB

    I've had an iPod Video 120 GB for years and it's still humming along. I also had an older model Sandisk Sansa and it was well-built.
     
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    ^ that's another Sandisk Sansa :)

    Since it's the cheapest of the 3, you might as well get that one Smoblikat.
     
  6. Termie

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    That interface is lame though. Totally text based. For $10 more I'd take album art and a slicker interface.
     
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    This will just be for the car, so I wont be looking at the screen anyway. Im getting the 30$ one, thanks guys!!
     
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    Ok, just letting you know the difference. The $42 model has a full color screen with graphics, whereas the $30 model has a monochrome screen with 3 lines of text. It's a pretty big difference in usability - perhaps it would be worth going to a store to check them out. Best Buy has them, and they are actually the same price or cheaper:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpa...=sandisk+sansa
     
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  9. Charles Kozierok

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    Sansa Clip+, 32 GB card, Rockbox firmware.
     
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    Oh, thats a pretty good price. I would spend the extra 5$ for the color one, ill have to go check out best buy soon then. Thanks!
     
  11. larrytucaz

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    I am with (Charles Kozierok) get a Sansa Clip+ and a 32G microSD card and Rockbox. Cheap, great sound quality, very handy form factor (it clips to your pants pocket and isn't huge) and you can charge it with any mini-USB cord. Me: I don't care for album art or the like, heck if I had my druthers the screens would be REAL monochrome as in like your watch, then the display would always be "live" & seeing it outdoors when it's sunny would be no issue.

    I got a blue Clip+ a year ago & only paid $30 for it. Heck I only have the 4G model & only an 8G microSD and I'm okay with the 12G, but yes, I could easily get a 32G card & it's now a 36G model. With Rockbox firmware installed you get, among other things, the option to browse the database by a given letter. Thus, with me as of late being on a Green Day fix, (and I typically browse by artist) I don't have to hold down the down-arrow key forever scrolling from all the A-F artists to get there, I just tell it "G" and it narrows it down to the Gs.