With all the excitement over the inttoduction of the 1GB nano and the price drop of the shuffle, it’s easy to forget that there are other budget players out there. For example, the MP-3BXD range from Omisys goes from 128MB to 1GB and starts from around £21.
One big plus point for not going Apple is the compatability with a wide range of files. This one covers MP3, WMA, DRM and WAV files. It’s one up on the shuffle with an LCD screen, is plug-and-play via the USB connector and also doubles up as dictaphone and portable drive.
Ok, it might not have Apple’s cool, but if it’s in your pocket, who would know.