#1
Ok, so for my birthday I've decided I want a new mp3 player. My mini-sized iPod Shuffle isn't doing me any good. I have a budget cap on it of 200 dollars, and I've narrowed it down to two players: the *new* iPod Nano or the Zune. I've tried to come up with some of the pros and cons of each, and here's what I have so far:

iPod Nano:
Pros:
  • "hey thats new and no one else has one" factor
  • the iPod brand name
  • 24 hour audio battery life
  • 5 hour video battery life
  • 3 hour total charge time
  • Thin design


Cons:
  • 8GB Space < 30 GB of the Zune
  • Doesn't come with a sleeve
  • You have to deal with iTunes
  • Smaller Screen


Zune
Pros:
  • 30 GB space is nearly 4 times that of the Nano
  • Larger screen
  • FM Radio built in
  • Wireless
  • Comes with a sleeve
  • No iTunes required

Cons:
  • May feel uncomfortable in my pocket
  • 14 hour audio battery life
  • 4 hour video battery life


That's all I've come up with so far, but I don't know a whole lot about the two, so that's where you guys come in. What do you think? Can I get a public opinion on which one is (most likely) the better choice?
#2
I have a zen stone and I love it


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#4
I think it's scary that your first two points are:

- "hey thats new and no one else has one" factor
- the iPod brand name

It's an mp3 player, not a fashion statement.
#5
I got one player with 2 gb, simple led screen and no weird functions, it plays almost 36 hours on 1 battery.

For just 30€

Just what an mp3 player needs to do.

I'd suggest a simple model and keep the money in your pocket.
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#7
30GB>8GB

Go with the Zune, I've never heard of it.But 8GB will be used up too quickly.
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#8
The Zune is really big and bulky though, compared to the newer Ipods.
I say just get the Nano, it's small, compact and itunes is great.
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#9
I'm happy with my Sandisk Sansa E280- got it for £90 (about $150?)

It's 8 gb FLASH memory- and it has the option of an extra 2gb on an SD card. It also plays videos and can store photos!
#10
I'm mostly leaning towards the Zune because of the large space on it-- I have a lot of music & videos on my computer (heck, over 8 Gigs of Guns N' Roses stuff ALONE) and I'm fairly concerned that the 8 GB on the Nano won't do me enough justice. Plus, as my music library is constantly expanding, I'd like to know that I have plenty of time before the space runs out-- I hate having to scrimp and save with the sole gigabyte on my little iPod Shuffle, leaving out songs I may just so happen to have an urge to listen to at any moment. I'm not badly concerned about the size of the Zune... I have some fair-sized pockets on my pants anyway (not baggy pants, but they've currently got enough size to hold a cell phone, a couple pencils, and my iPod in one pocket).