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Portable Mp3 player with real buttons
chrisjj
post Jul 31 2012, 14:02
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Anyone know a current model of portable Mp3 player with real buttons? I.e. not touchscreen or scrollwheel. Thanks.
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post Jul 31 2012, 14:06
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A few minutes ago I convinced a colleague to get a Sansa Clip+, which is currently extremely cheap on Amazon.de. Inexpensive, small, and measures very well for its price tag. Just get a replacement for the stock headphones.

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post Jul 31 2012, 14:13
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Plenty out there if you look.

A happy user of a Rockboxed Clip+ here.
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post Jul 31 2012, 14:34
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I'm very happy with my Sansa Clip+. smile.gif
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post Jul 31 2012, 14:48
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QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Jul 31 2012, 14:06) *
Sansa Clip+
Thanks, and I've found a couple from from Samsung. Creative and Sony seem to have dumped their major models.

Anyone know a model having around 2.5" (like the now discontinued Creative ZEN) or larger?

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post Jul 31 2012, 15:26
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No, Sony still out there. Just kinda expensive for what you get. That "scroll wheel" is actually a 4-way button.
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post Jul 31 2012, 15:32
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QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jul 31 2012, 15:26) *
That "scroll wheel" is actually a 4-way button.
Crikey, that's dangerous design - someone might mistake the unit for an Apple! smile.gif

Thanks - added to list.

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post Jul 31 2012, 16:32
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> Anyone know a model having around 2.5" (like the now discontinued Creative ZEN) or larger?

Correction: Anyone know a model having screen around 2.5" (like the now discontinued Creative ZEN) or larger?
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post Jul 31 2012, 21:48
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Screen larger than 2.5" ? i think thats larger than my sansa clip zip... if you want that large use a smart phone?

Now i got rockbox on the clip zip i cant think of anything its missing really. Maybe better headphones but cant decide which ones to get.
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post Jul 31 2012, 22:17
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I agree a cell phone is the way to go. Why carry two devices that are redundant if your phone already has a music player?

Granted, some cell phones may lack certain features one wants, but if I were in such a position, I'd get a new cell phone!
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post Aug 1 2012, 00:52
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QUOTE (chrisjj @ Jul 31 2012, 09:48) *
Thanks, and I've found a couple from from Samsung. Creative and Sony seem to have dumped their major models.

Anyone know a model having around 2.5" (like the now discontinued Creative ZEN) or larger?


The now discontinued Cowon J3 can still be found on the Internet. The hardware buttons are located on the right edge of the device and is very easy to use even blindly. It also has a great 3.3" AMOLED screen and insane battery life.
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post Aug 1 2012, 01:26
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QUOTE (cpchan @ Jul 31 2012, 19:52) *
The now discontinued Cowon J3 can still be found on the Internet. The hardware buttons are located on the right edge of the device and is very easy to use even blindly. It also has a great 3.3" AMOLED screen and insane battery life.


Oops, scrap my suggestion- I misunderstood you. You want a device that is totally controlled by buttons.

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post Aug 1 2012, 01:26
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> if you want that large use a smart phone?

I was underwhelmed by the music player facilities of the non-touchscreen smart phones I've tried e.g. Nokia and Motorola.


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post Aug 1 2012, 02:16
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QUOTE (chrisjj @ Jul 31 2012, 20:26) *
> if you want that large use a smart phone?

I was underwhelmed by the music player facilities of the non-touchscreen smart phones I've tried e.g. Nokia and Motorola.


Samsung YP-R0.

Physical buttons, 2.6" screen, and rockbox port in case you get tired of the stock firmware.
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post Aug 1 2012, 10:34
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QUOTE (saratoga @ Aug 1 2012, 02:16) *
Samsung YP-R0.

Physical buttons, 2.6" screen, and rockbox port in case you get tired of the stock firmware.
Good to know - thanks.
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