I need to get another MP3 player - my current one (Creative Zen) is dying. It has been for about 2 years, when the power switch first stopped working... It's also somewhat large & clunky, and less than ideal for an extended biking holiday.
So, what would people suggest?
something that's fairly compact and robust: it's going to be in a biker's pocket for some months, probably playing fairly continuously...
fairly decent quality music reproduction,
more than 4Gb capacity (I've currently got 3.2Gb and it's likely to grow),
the ability to play hacked tracks (some that even date back to when I ripped them off cassette tapes!),
easy to use, that can work off MP3 files just dumped into folders,
good battery life, that can charge off USB or has replaceable batteries
and finally, something that doesn't have any need for iTunes and that doesn't have an Apple logo...