Guest Author - Clare Stubbs
If you have never thought about purchasing an MP3 player before but you are now starting to strongly consider the possibility then think carefully about what would suit your needs.
Before anything else, bear the following in mind:
1. Are you after a piece of technology that is multi-purpose (like the Apple developed iPod Touch) and allows you to listen to music as well as play games, read books, watch movies and browse the internet all in one handy unit?
2. Would you simply prefer to buy an MP3 player that is only designed to accommodate a vast library of music?
No matter what your requirements, there will be something to meet your needs and the cost is going to vary, depending on the type of MP3 player but a basic portable “jukebox” could cost as little as £10 to £20.
Another key element to think about is storage size. How many songs would you like to store on your player at any given time? For example, a size of 1GB will hold approximately 240 / 250 songs and with an iPod Touch – the 8GB machine stores around 2,000 songs and the 16GB version a massive 3,500 tracks.
Before committing to any purchase, always search the market carefully because even if you only want to acquire the most basic of MP3 technology, you want to be certain that it will live up to the expectations and offer the essential elements to service your requirements.
A browse on the internet will produce endless results and this can lead to confusion when it comes to making a final selection. So, if you are still unsure then start looking at consumer and expert reviews and this should hopefully help make the process of elimination a whole lot easier.
This article should have given you a better idea of what points you need to consider when it comes to purchasing an MP3 player (of any kind) and I can guarantee, once you make that first purchase, there will be no turning back. I should know because I have been there myself and perhaps more importantly, never regretted my choices.
Fingers crossed you will soon find out for yourself the magic of the mighty MP3 player and the benefits of having a portable piece of technology in the palm of your hand. After giving it a go, I am sure you will be asking why didn’t I buy one sooner?