No need to twist your dial -- you really have just stumbled upon this week's episode of Ask Engadget
. You know, the place where you can send in your question to ask at engadget dawt com
and hope to see it plastered for the world to have a think on. This week we've got one from J.S., so we'll let him take it from here:
"The new iPod shuffle is so small you can simply clip it onto your shirt while running or working out. However, I'd never buy it because of two reasons: iTunes and the fact that I'd have to get a new pair of headphones that has the Shuffle controls or use the subpar included ones. So, what's the best small (close to Shuffle-sized) MP3 player for a gym rat like me that doesn't require iTunes?"
We've no doubt that legions of you fitness freaks can chime in here, so next time you take a breather, drop some knowledge in comments below.