Posts Tagged ‘favorite players’

Car MP3 Player


car mp3 player

car mp3 player

By Anne Ahira

A car mp3 player is an excellent solution for music in your vehicle. 

That is because they completely eliminate the commercials on the radio, bring your favorite songs to you, there is no monthly charge, and perfect for long road trips.

For many people there is nothing more irritating than commercials on the radio. 

The radio stations always decide to play the commercials during rush hour on the way to work and on the way home. There is no getting out of it either because that is when the stations make their money.

You may try to avoid the commercials by using music CDs but they only hold so many songs and you get tired of listening to the same songs over and over. When you use a car mp3 player you have the ability to listen to tons of songs and completely avoid the commercials on the radio.

A car mp3 player allows you to load your favorite songs. You can load hundreds of songs and you don’t have to fiddle around while you are driving looking for CDs in the car. 

You have complete control over the music you are going to listen to and it is all your favorite music. You don’t have to flip through channels looking for a better song either.

An excellent benefit of a car mp3 player is that you don’t have to pay a monthly fee for your favorite music. Many people try to avoid the annoying radio by tuning into a satellite radio system in their vehicle. At first this is an excellent idea and it works quite well.

However, the problem is that you have to pay a monthly fee that can get expensive after a while. Plus, you don’t have control over the songs that are going to be played on a satellite radio.

Taking long road trips can be frustrating when you are in between cities and you cannot even get a reception on the radio. The music is great to keep you awake and from dying of boredom on the long drives. It also helps tune out the kids in the back seat if they are being noisy.

Music keeps everyone happy on a long road trip. When you use a car mp3 player everyone can load their own favorite songs before you hit the highway. This way everyone is entertained and you don’t have to worry about running out of music when you are in between cities.

Plus, a car mp3 player is much better because you aren’t limited to a stack of CDs that you chose for the trip that you have already made it through two or three times.

A car mp3 player allows you to add hundreds of songs from all of your favorite CDs. You can avoid the annoying commercials on the radio and enjoy hours of your favorite music. They are perfect for long road trips, rush hour, and a much better solution than satellite radio.

Flash Memory MP3 Player


flash memory mp3 player

flash memory mp3 player

By Anne Ahira

So you have decided to bite the bullet and shop for an mp3 player? Now comes the confusing part what and where to buy and more importantly, what is the difference between a hard drive and flash memory mp3 player?

On the surface, it is really quite simple, hard drive players have a tiny drive inside similar in nature to what is in your home computer.

They have small moving parts and are not recommended for heavy activity like jogging or extreme exercise.



A flash memory mp3 player has no such internal parts. Instead, there memory is more like what you would find on a jump drive. They are not prone to damage from heavy use but the down side is they are limited in the amount of memory they offer.

2 GB Flash

A 2 GB flash memory mp3 player can hold anywhere from 500-1,000 songs depending on the player and the file format of the music. If a player is compatible with WMA, you can fit nearly twice as much as say mp3 format tracks.

Some of these small mp3 players will also come with image and video capability but do not expect much from it.

4 GB

  • 1,000 mp3 tracks
  • 12 hours of video
  • 2,000 photos
  • Some units come with a SD card slot for expanded memory

8 GB

  • 32 hours of video
  • 2,000 tracks of music
  • Hundreds of photos
  • Also come with expandable memory

16 GB

  • 24 hours of video
  • 2,000 music files
  • 4,000 images


All of the above features may vary slightly between models and brands, for instance some 16 GB flash memory mp3 players boast double the capacity listed above. The important thing to remember is to read the technical descriptions very well.

A flash memory mp3 player is the current favorite among many people. The reason is they are more reliable and less prone to damage than their hard drive based counterparts are. 

That does not mean there is no following for hard drive mp3 players; they just require use that is more careful.


The main problem with flash memory mp3 player is the lack of size. Currently the largest flash mp3 player is a 32 GB. There is rumor that companies are looking for ways to increase capacity but for now that is as good as it gets.

This is a problem mainly for people interested in the video capabilities of these players. If you want plenty of room for video, you will have to stick with the hard drive based variety.


It really depends on what your needs or wants are when it comes to choosing between flash memory mp3 players and hard drive memory. If you plan on taking it with you a lot and using it while you exercise stick with flash.