How To Get Your Cheapest Portable MP3 Player

By: Robertaclaus
The cheapest portable MP3 player is absolutely attainable to everyone. These days it is not surprising to find most people thinking budget when it comes to any electronic purchases. There are an abundant amount of choices of good quality MP3 players available that you can get reasonably priced.

Apple's popular version of the portable MP3 player is iPod. When these first came out, they were very high priced, but now you can find used or older models at pretty deep discounts. An MP3 player allows a user to download a customized music list of their favorite songs to take with them anywhere they go.

A portable MP3 player is actually a data storage device that uses a software application to allow you to transfer files.

The MP3 player, in some cases, weighs less than one ounce. Portability is a large factor in the popularity of the MP3, considering the ease of transportation in comparison to a CD player. In addition, some devices provide additional technology, like video and photo viewing, alarm and calendar functions, and even cell phone and Internet service.

MP3 players come in as much variety as ice cream flavors. How you plan on using your player should help you figure out which of those bells and whistles you want and how much you can afford. The cheapest portable MP3 player can be yours but remember to consider which extras you can live without.

All of the portable MP3 players run on battery. Most use a rechargeable internal lithium battery that last for approximately 10 to 28 hours on a single charge. Many of the players also have AC adapters so they can be plugged into a normal electrical outlet, and some even offer DC adapters for cars.

Here are some basic kinds of portable MP3 players:

The flash memory is the smallest and lightest MP3 player. This would store fewer songs than a hard drive but is very portable. Due to the fact that it has no moving parts, it's ideal to use while exercising. Some have up to 8 GB which allows up to 2,000 songs.

The hard drive and mini hard drive MP3 players are usually larger than flash memory models. They do have more storage if memory is a concern.

For those looking for a player that can contain their entire music collection (up to 20,000 songs), photographs, data, and video and allow podcast recording, the hard drive is best. (The Apple iPod has models with 80GB).

Finding the cheapest portable MP3 player at discount prices is only a click away. You can find them at ebay and by shopping online at a number of sites that compare prices to models you select.
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