I have/had (until I smashed the screen) MPIO HD300 with 20GB drive.
It was ok, plays mp3 & ogg, has fm tuner etc. Too bad I was too careless with it. (mental note: lcd screens do not like to be pressed hard)
make install --not-war
dont go past this
Apple iPod Flea
It's soo cheap, and has got sooo many awesome accessories, it's apple, and best of all
it's absolutely tiny.
See the video here:
or the original asf stream, here:
http://www.nytimes.com/video/html/2005/ … VIDEO.html
That got sillier and sillier but funnier and funnier
Get an iPod G3 , you can then install iPodLinux & do so much more with it,you can watch videos,new applications & games. it's pretty cool.
But the iPodLinux still doesn't support G4.
so the choice is yours.
this is not really a recommendation since I don't own an mp3-player myself.
Like mentionned above, neuros has opensource firmware which they also support I think. However, I couldn't find the device on their site lately ... could be my fault.
For those with an archos/iriver, you're maybe interested in the rockbox-project. It is opensource firmware for these players.
get an iAudio x5 by COWON, the guys who make the famous JetAudio software media player. Check the specs and you'll be amazed.
I don't own one but intend to. Besides, all reviews I've read about it are positive.
I second the iaudio reccomendation. I have an iaudio G3, and I absolutely love it, 1 gig of space, does everything, runs for 40-50 hours on a single aa battery, very complete package, I did tons of research and its the best in class, and I believe all their products are well made from the research i've done.
make that 3 for 3 for the iAUDIO gear. I have iAUDIO 4 which cowon (bless their little user freindly souls) have made availiable a beta firmware that adds support for ogg.
Plus it shows up as a removable drive as all iAUDIO products do. No DRM either if you find yourself in the position of having to connect it with a windows machine. Great features on the iAUDIO gear, how many mp3 players do you know have +- 10% pitch control?. Though the battery life on mine isn't what I would call great when compared to my trusty MiniDisc.
fck art, lets dance.
And I too have an iAudio G3. It's worked perfectly; the joystick is a little looser than how it came, but nothing's broken and the vinyl case it came with has done an excellent job of keeping off scratches...though lately, the only thing I have been using it for is the alarm clock, and rarely the FM radio Technology wears off, I guess...