At the risk of letting you all in on my personal life from ten years ago, I am linking to a review of an MP3 player I had a few years ago: the Creative Zen 8GB MP3 Player. I'm doing so for a small handful of reasons:
1) I thought that was a pretty darn good review of an electronic device, and I liked the way it sounded when I read it over again
2) It reminded me how much I liked the device (until it died and I switched it for an iPod Touch)
2b) It reminded me that if I knew then that I could try importing a new "OS" onto the MP3 player, I might have an extremely useful MP3 player instead of having thrown it out in Sudbury. Woops.
Anyway, that's not to say I don't love my iPod Touch (I do, by the way) - but it's just a reminder that there are a TON of MP3 players on the market that go several worlds beyond what the iPod is capable of. Well, that's if you're counting only the audio/video playback, and not including the App Store. Because in that case, Apple kind of wins quite handily.
But, it's something I should consider if/when my iPod ever dies on me and I need a new device. I plan on getting a better Blackberry, so the whole touch screen aspect of the iPod may not be necessesary. But then again, Apple does make some fine devices.
Oh, the wonderful world of MP3 Players...such a joy to navigate.