Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gifts for Valentine's Day - 5 MP3 players for less than $100 (II)

1. Samsung T10

The Samsung T10 might be the sleekest player on this list; it's certainly the only one with built-in Bluetooth, allowing for seamless connection to stereo-wireless headphones--a must for haters of cord clutter.
Rating: 7.7
Lowest price: $64.96
Bottom line: The Samsung T10 won't satisfy audio purists, but users who value lots of features, a fun interface, and a player that will turn heads should give it a look.

2. SanDisk Sansa Fuze

The Sansa Fuze may be a bit of a Nano clone with it's slim design and circular control wheel, but it also sounds good, offers plentiful features, comes in several bright color options, and is cheap as all get-out
Rating: 7.7
Lowest price: $81.50
Bottom line: The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is a great value--a slim design, simple interface, plentiful features, memory expansion capability, and solid sound quality all come with an easy-to-swallow price tag.

3. Creative Zen Mozaic

As a long-awaited refresh to the Zen V line, Creative released the Zen Mozaic, a uniquely-designed device with the company's signature sound quality and feature offerings.
Rating: 7.7
Lowest price: $79.99
Bottom line: The Creative Zen Mozaic offers great bang for your buck as far as MP3 players go: you get super sound quality, a boatload of features, and a cool interface--all wrapped in a funky design at an ultralow price.

4. Sony NWZ-A815

The glorious return of the Walkman as a true contender in the MP3 player market was ushered in by the NWZ-A815, the first Walkman to ever win an Editors' Choice award.
Rating: 8.0 (EC)
Lowest price: $79.95
Bottom line: The Sony NWZ-A810 offers a fantastic display, a sleek design and interface, and a stellar battery life--plus, it's one of the few MP3 players that sound great right out of the box. Users looking for the whole package (sans radio) will be pleased.

5. Creative Zen

The Creative Zen may not be the coolest-looking MP3 player out there, but it offers exceptional value for the money. Plus, the gorgeous 2.5-inch screen makes it a reasonable option for portable video as well.
Rating: 8.3
Lowest price: $79.99
Bottom line: We're hard-pressed to find anything not to like about the Creative Zen. It's a fantastic option for anyone looking for a great-sounding, pocketable MP3 player with an excellent, video-capable screen and plenty of extra features.

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