The five most common mistakes when buying an MP3 Player
Are you in the market for an MP3
player? Lots of people by an MP3 player that don't have the features they
really need. Use this handy guide to avoid common mistakes when buying an MP3
1. Make sure you buy a player with enough storage capacity. If you're happy
listing to the same 10 songs over and over again, you can get by with the
smallest sized flash based player on the market. But, if you are like most
people, you want a good selection of songs available at your fingertips. 512 MB
is a good starter size, but if you have a sizable music collection you should
consider getting an MP3 player with a built-in hard drive.
5 GB is a good all-around size
that should suit most people.
2. Think about the features that you'd need in an MP3 player. Some people need a
voice recorder for recording business meetings or lectures. You can get an MP3
player with a built-in microphone and special features for recording voice.
Other players have a line input which allows you to record audio from various
sources like cassette decks or VCRs. At the very least, you need some way to
transfer MP3 files from your computer to the player. Most players use a USB port
for data transfer. Try to get USB 2.0 -- it is much faster than USB 1.1.
3. Do you need a portable device that functions more than just an MP3 player?
Some players have calendars and organizers for keeping track of your schedule.
Others allow you to transfer data from your computer address book so that you
have convenient access to e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Others allow
you to store and view pictures on the player, or even play games. Getting one of
these multipurpose MP3 players can reduce the number of devices that you need to
carry around with you.
4. Think about where you will be listening to music on your MP3 player. If you
want a musical background for your exercise routine, you are probably better off
with a smaller flash based player. These are not affected by movement the way
that some hard drive players are. On the other hand, if you need a player to
keep you entertained throughout the day, you would be better to get a player
with a large hard drive.
5. Finally, think about the type of power supply the MP3 player comes with. Some
come with replaceable batteries, and some come with rechargeable batteries. Sure
the rechargeable batteries are accessible because they will eventually need to
be replaced. Also consider the length of time that the player can be used
without needing to be recharged or replacing the batteries.
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