A point emphasizing the importance of having a display:
3. You?ll want a display. When you have hundreds of songs on your player, you really need an easy way to select
your music by artist, album, or genre. This is critical if you want to find that one song or artist you really want
Another tip about how you?ll definitely want an FM tuner:
4. Let a professional make your next playlist. Having an FM radio lets you put your player on autopilot as you
mountain bike, cycle, or rollerblade. And when you?re sweating it out on the stationary bike at your health club, you
can listen to the program airing on the club?s TV. You want to have something that is fun, lightweight, and flexible.
And FM radio is a key feature that many players offer at no extra cost, even for less than $100.
And this not-so-subtle dig at the
iTunes Music Store:
6. Don?t get locked into one online store. Have you ever been on the hunt for a particular song? Some obscure
indie rock tune or rare jazz performance you heard on the radio? You might have to shop at more than one store before
you find the song you?re looking for. Having the flexibility to choose from over 1 million tracks of music from
multiple online music stores such as MSN Music, Napster, MusicMatch, and Wal-Mart can be the key to getting the
music you want. Several stores even offer subscription services so you can download all the songs you want for about
the cost of a CD each month.
[Via Digital Media Thoughts]