Looking at the range of portable mp3 players available? You've probably been confronted with more choice than you expected, after all, it's a stacked market place!
For us though, there's really only one contender for your hard earned dough, and that's Apple's peerless iPod range. For flexibility and desirability, it's head and shoulders above the competition!
The Apple iPod has been around for the best part of a decade, and has come a long way from the chunky early models to the all encompassing media behemoth that greets you in the store these days.
It's available in an surprisingly wide range of colours and sizes. You can pick up a humble iPod Nano 4GB for a reasonable low price. This model can be worn as a watch it's so small (and a wrist strap is available!).
The Nano model comes with a vibrant colour screen, and comes in a range of bright colours and varying sizes.
The iPod Touch is the next model up, and this is the model most people will possess. It comes in 16gb, 32gb and 64gb varieties, and will do everything an iPhone will do except calls and text messages. The App Store is fully accessible off this model, as is the internet through Wi-Fi.
Perhaps our favourite iPod model is the humble iPod Classic. This is basically just a music player, with no bells and whistles. It is available in 120gb variety, and in silver and black.
If you're a music lover and don't want too many extras, this is the model for you!