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Title: Need a recommendation for a music playing device -- ?
Post by: Trifele on December 10, 2020, 05:19:29 AM
I'm looking for a simple device that can store/play downloaded music and audiobooks.  It's a gift for a kid.  I'm not looking for anything fancy or phone-like, and no screen is necessary.  Just something that stores music that you can plug headphones into, or maybe sync wireless earbuds to.  Would like to spend less than $100. 

Thanks in advance!  I'm totally clueless in this area. 
Title: Re: Need a recommendation for a music playing device -- ?
Post by: GuitarStv on December 10, 2020, 07:50:55 AM
The older sony walkman is cheap, small, light, robust, water resistant, and can store plenty of music/audiobooks in .mp3 format:
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0036/4806/1509/products/84664bf5a2f61374635ab031ecd1539c68bc58c3_square1171573_1.jpg?v=1601833121)


I've been using one for listening to music on long bike rides for four years now and have no complaints.  Definately picked mine up for under 100$ (canadian).
Title: Re: Need a recommendation for a music playing device -- ?
Post by: Trifele on December 11, 2020, 02:21:57 AM
Thank you @GuitarStv
Title: Re: Need a recommendation for a music playing device -- ?
Post by: Malcat on December 11, 2020, 04:59:27 AM
There are tons of these on Amazon. I just bought a waterproof one for swimming for about $30.
Title: Re: Need a recommendation for a music playing device -- ?
Post by: Dollar Slice on December 11, 2020, 08:10:11 AM
I have never owned one but I've been hearing good things about the SanDisk line of mp3 players for many years - under $50 and they have a bunch of options. A couple of my friends have sworn by them for 10+ years. It does have a small screen so you can choose what to listen to, and they have some fun colors that a kid might like.
Title: Re: Need a recommendation for a music playing device -- ?
Post by: Trifele on December 11, 2020, 01:32:29 PM
Great ó thank you both.  Iím looking at Amazon and it looks like there are some good choices.