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    Question Which MP3 Player?

    Not looking to spend a load of cash (under £100), due to it being kept in my pocket, and things fall out of my pocket (like a phone and bottle opener last weekend ) so that rules out the hard-drive based players. Was looking around and noticed the MSI mega-stick.

    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=485

    Apart from having a stupid name, can anyone see anything to fault with this player, or any better player I can get for under £100?

    If anyone turns up a review of the mega stick I will be very happy as well .

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    depends really, i went for a freecom 64mb one (+a 64mb smc, upgradable to 320mb total when some 1 releases 256mb smcs, sometime in 2004) for £70, its probly the smallest one u can get and it has an uber screen and a very decent mic on it (which i havent really used...)

    how much is the msi one? is the screeen backlight cos itll be hard/imposible to read without the EL mode mine has. oh nice it got radio aswell! doesnt say if thats usb 1 or 2, mines usb1

    one other thing to consider is mini cd players, they can fit about 300mb? on each disk (which are small enuf to fit in pocket still) but i wouldt like it as the time itd take to make the cd instead of just uploading to it, and where can u buy mini cds?... oh but the players cost about £40, so it really depends on how much moneh u wanna spend.

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    the creative muvo 128Mb is pretty good, although doesn't have the features of the msi stick...only £70 something at komplett now

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    Originally posted by |SilentDeath|
    where can u buy mini cds
    try here - £17.99 for 100 mini CDs....and awww...they're really cute too
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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    the creative muvo 128Mb is pretty good, although doesn't have the features of the msi stick...only £70 something at komplett now
    erm.. it sucks. IT DOESNT EVEN HAVE A SCREEN! the only good thing about it is that it erm... can hold data files (which mine can also, but needs drivers) whereas the muvo only needs drivers in win9x...

    id recommend the freecom one shown here (or the msi one, sounds nice) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...ayers_109.html at £70 inc (£16 cheaper than the muvo!) and u can get extra 128mb smc for £23 somewhere.. thats less than £100 and has more memory than most (with the extra 128)
    batery life on it is about 10 hours imo though i use rechargable batterys which wont last nealry as long as normal ones.

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    One of my current HEXUS projects is a review roundup of 5 lower range MP3 Models (sub £150) if you're willing to wait a few weeks I'll have the results for you.
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    the creative mUVO is pretty good if you only want something simple, for anything like 256mb and id3 tag support etc your looking at sepnding over £100

    check out - www.advancedmp3players.co.uk

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    The new MuvO is ace- screen enough space etc the only problem with the old one is the lack of display and thats not bothered me much

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    Originally posted by |SilentDeath|
    erm.. it sucks. IT DOESNT EVEN HAVE A SCREEN! the only good thing about it is that it erm... can hold data files (which mine can also, but needs drivers) whereas the muvo only needs drivers in win9x...

    id recommend the freecom one shown here (or the msi one, sounds nice) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...ayers_109.html at £70 inc (£16 cheaper than the muvo!) and u can get extra 128mb smc for £23 somewhere.. thats less than £100 and has more memory than most (with the extra 128)
    batery life on it is about 10 hours imo though i use rechargable batterys which wont last nealry as long as normal ones.
    point being that it's about three times the size...and that OCUK overprice the muvo by a good £6...and tbh why do you need a screen for something that sits in your pocket?

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    Originally posted by |SilentDeath|
    one other thing to consider is mini cd players, they can fit about 300mb? on each disk (which are small enuf to fit in pocket still) but i wouldt like it as the time itd take to make the cd instead of just uploading to it, and where can u buy mini cds?... oh but the players cost about £40, so it really depends on how much moneh u wanna spend.
    where can you buy good mini cd players that support mp3 format?

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    i have been thinking of getting an MP3 player myself, cus uni is boring, this is one that interests me:
    http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/...uyORC200M.html

    the model is:
    Oracom ORC200M 128MB MP3 Player (BLUE)
    and its onl £89.00 inc delivery i think
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    Originally posted by Axion
    where can you buy good mini cd players that support mp3 format?
    http://www.todayonly.co.uk

    theres one for £30

    can't go wrong

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