Aimed very much at first-time downloaders, Virgin Digital’s Music Download Starter Pack offers all the basics of music downloading – including the player, free downloads and basic instruction – all in one box.
Each Starter Pack contains a digital music player, five free downloads from VirginDigital.com to get you started, and easy-to-understand instructions. Don’t expect a top-of-the-range iPod – the kit contains a fairly basic lightweight 256MB Virgin-branded player, with headphones, USB cable and an installation disc. The player should be good to hold around 60 tracks.
In addition to the player (and to convince you to purchase from them in future no doubt), you get five free downloads from the 2 million on offer at Virgin Digital. Or if you want to make use of the CDs you’ve already bought, software provided will let you rip them from disc to your hard drive/player.
At £29.99, it all sounds reasonable value to get you started, especially if you just want a small player to keep you amused at the gym or on the daily commute. They’re available from Virgin stores now.