Holiday Shopping: Best audiobook MP3 players
Posted by: Mary Burkey
Planning your after-Thanksgiving shopping? Looking for an MP3 player for audiobook listening?
Here’s cnet’s Holiday Gift Guide for MP3 & portable video players (including iPods), with some headphone suggestions. You can compare the suggestions to an earlier cnet article on Best MP3 players for audiobooks. There’s also a cnet Forum on Best, current MP3 players for audiobooks. I enjoyed this article by Jasmine France on Library-Worthy MP3 players. Thanks to cnet for keeping audiobook listeners in mind when reviewing players!
Here are my additions to the recommended list: the Creative MuVo T200 – a great little player you can throw against a wall or punish with a trip through the washer & dryer, and it will still work. Perfect for teachers or school libraries to buy & circulate to students! I keep a low-cost SanDisk Sansa m250 in my gym bag. Check online for some great deals on the Sansa. My husband’s gym-bag favorite is the Creative Zen V Plus, as he likes the built-in FM radio. You also may want to take a look at Audible’s recommend device list, NetLibrary’s tested players, or OverDrive Media’s compatable device list (be sure to learn how many WMA & MP3 titles are available for free download through your public library).