I'm tossing around getting an mp3 player again. My car only has a
tape deck and the radio reception is kind of flakey for no apparent
reason I can discern . Also, I take the T around town frequently
and it'd be nice to have a portable device that I can listen to at
work, on my work commute, at home, on the T, and in other places.
I don't really need to upload my entire music collection. Having
said that, I'm a mood-centric music listener and I have a bunch of
different moods and it'd be nice to have at least 10 or 20 songs
for each mood. Thus I've tossed around getting a hard-drive
I'd rather have a player that doesn't require a fancy gui thingy on
my host computer. Having said that, I realize those gui's are nice
since they frequently build an index of the songs on the drive, so
it makes boot up of the player much faster. I HATE
Creative Labs Music Center (or whatever it's called). I've never
used iTunes. I don't need something to categorize my life--just
something to load songs onto the mp3 player.
I don't really care about size, but I'd like the player to fit in my
pocket. I don't care about cool-factor. I don't care about user
interfaces as long as I can select songs to play, play them, and
skip songs I don't feel like listening to. I don't care about playing
solitare or about organizing my life. A remote control would be nice
but it's not necessary.
The battery has to last at least 6 hours and it's not acceptable for
it to die in a year.
I don't want to pay a fortune. It has to be available at amazon.com.
And that's as far as I've gotten on this train of thought. Email
willkg at bluesock dot org if you have ideas .