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Technology Review: Picking A Music Player

How to choose the best one for your sport

by: John Biggs

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For hiking: Oregon Scientific MP120 512MB MP3 player/FM radio

This compact player can hold up to 120 songs and lasts 9 hours on one charge. The MP120 is completely waterproof and even floats. $130, oregonscientific.com

For running: Philips Model PSA232 Active Range

The PSA232 is a rugged flash player with up to 512MB of storage space and a built-in stopwatch. Designed with the runner in mind, this tiny player includes a pair of light sports headphones and a bright LED for track info and stopwatch functions. $119, philips.com

For gym workouts: 512MB iPod Shuffle

It's small, light and unobtrusive. While some might be put off by the lack of LCD screen, the simplicity of this ultra-slim MP3 player will win lots of iron-pumping converts. Add a handy armband for $29 or slip it around your neck with the included lanyard. $99, apple.com


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Lanny
Apr 08, 2009

Check out the Sansa Clip mp3 player, 40g with headphones, 1-4gb, $40-$80 or so.

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