How to Buy an MP3 Player

Introduction

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Whether you want to get your groove on while working out or would like to amuse yourself as you commute on public transit, a portable MP3 music player could suit your needs. MP3 players--available in a wide variety of styles and sizes and capable of storing thousands of songs--capitalize on digital technology to supplant traditional Walkman-style cassette-tape players and portable CD players.

The Big Picture
Today's players pack loads of songs, and the devices are easy to manage, too. We'll help you figure out which one is best for you. more

The Specs Explained
The storage capacity and battery life of an MP3 player can have a big impact on how much you enjoy it. We'll explain what's behind these and other specifications. more

MP3 Player Shopping Tips
Our advice will help you find the right MP3 player for your lifestyle without paying too much. more

In Video: How to Buy an MP3 Player

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