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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Digital Media Players

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Digital Media Players

Yesterday, I suggested you consider getting your mother (or mother figure) a set of great headphones, for Mother's Day, but what if she doesn't have anything to plug those headphones into? It might be time to hook her up with a suitable MP3 player.


The Insignia 4-Gigabyte MP3 and Video Player has gained praise recently - namely from The New York Times - for its Bluetooth capabilities, which are still pretty rare in the MP3 player world. The player can transmit stereo MP3 music and video soundtracks to your headphones or speakers via a wireless Bluetooth connection, which means freedom from wires. It features 4GB internal flash storage that holds up to 1,000 songs, 4,000 photos, 50 audiobooks or 14 movies, is just over 0.6" thin and weighs 2.4 ounces and supports MP3 formats and most image and video formats. $160


For all you non-iPod folks, the Microsoft Zune 30 GB device, is available in four colors and stores up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 pictures, or 100 hours of video. It also features wireless Zune to Zune sharing, a 3-inch screen and a FM radio, which isn't always the case with MP3 players.

It comes with some preloaded content, but the rest has to be purchased from the Zune marketplace. The device has received great praise and criticism because of its "sharing" features, if you've done your research and think it fits your mom's wants and needs the new pastel colors are pretty fly. $219.99




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Apple's tiny iPod shuffle is available in five fun colors - blue, pink, green, orange and the original silver - for me, this automatically makes it the go-to, inexpensive player, but only because it's also got the basic functions in tact. It's half a cubic inch in volume, weighs half an ounce and features a stunning aluminum design with a built-in clip - which makes it ideal for exercisers, non-techies, now people that love colorful gadgets. The iPod shuffle contains one gigabyte of flash memory and holds up to 240 songs. No screen or radio. $79


Of course, if you're feeling lucky, you should try and win her the iPod Nano and Chocolate Gift Set I'm giving away in honor of Mother's Day.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the giveaway post and I will do a random drawing on Wednesday, May 9 at 12:00 pm, Pacific Time. One entry per person - all repeat comments will be ignored. Also, you must be a TeamSugar member to comment, so if you're not a member, please register here for an account.

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ikitty13 ikitty13 8 years
For the zune, what do they mean when they say the content has to be downloaded from their marketplace? Can't you put your own music on it?? That would be the most retarded thing ever.
catstarr catstarr 8 years
I think the little ipod shuffle would be perfect for my step mom, who loves to run at night.
catstarr catstarr 8 years
I think the little ipod shuffle would be perfect for my step mom, who loves to run at night.
GIOVS GIOVS 8 years
i like the first one, is nice and the Zune is very cute!
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