MP3 Players at a Discount

I wanted to get my nephew his own music player for his 11th birthday. While I am a firm iPod fan (gift from my significant other) which is my absolute favorite toy in the world, I did not want to spend so much on the gift. Nor would an expensive gift be appropriate for a boy who is essentially at a rather irresponsible age. So I thought an MP3 player would be ideal, less expensive but funky enough to please an 11 year old.

Now how much memory is enough, I found a lot of players for under $10 but those were all less than 1 GB. And I thought a 1 GB player is a minimum! Give the fellow a few hundred songs to play around with! What do young kids want in their MP3 players I thought to myself, and decided to explore all the possibilities. I think ideally it should be a style statement as well as a music player.

Watch with MP3 playerI have talked about a watch with a built in music player before and I think that is a cool gift for an 11 year old. This 1 GB MP3 watch I thought was very smart at $27.06.

Sunglasses with MP3 playerAnother novelty MP3 player that I think an 11 year old would love to flaunt in front his friends is this one: ultra cool shades with 2 GB MP3 player for just $20.48! I was almost tempted to search no further, I thought these so fit the bill for what I was looking for!

4GB MP3 playerThen I also liked this 4 GB player with a voice recorder for $29.99. It comes with a backlit LCD, and a USB 2.0 interface for fast transfer, which I think may be important for a kid as would be the recording feature I think.

Mickey Mouse MP3 playerThen I thought this 2GB Mickey Mouse player would be a good one for a child, and I liked it at $18.45 but it may be rather juvenile for an 11 who may well be affronted that you thought he still likes Mickey Mouse. It’s quite small and can be worn as a pendent too. Comes in a pink color as well, more appropriate for an 11 year old girl than a boy.

OK those I thought were some very good deals but having said all this, I think I’ll take the precaution of asking the boy what he would like, kids that age can be strangely certain about what they want and even more so about what they don’t!

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9 Responses to “MP3 Players at a Discount”

  1. or u can buy a used ipod on ebay for cheap o_O especially with all the new ones coming out @.@


    Nicole Price reply on June 21st, 2008 5:32 pm:

    That sounds like a good idea. But not sure how a used gift would make me look.


    Ken reply on June 22nd, 2008 2:49 am:

    Technology has officially lost its mind


    Nicole Price reply on June 23rd, 2008 11:19 am:


  2. I’m not so sure an MP3 would be such a good idea. Seems like they’re not in style anymore. But hey, what do I know? I went out of style years back… 🙂


    Nicole Price reply on June 23rd, 2008 11:24 am:

    It is the low cost alternative for an iPod. And a lot of them do sell even today. Thats all I would know too. Not much in style myself when it comes to gadgets.


  3. I like the one mp3 with specs. I always wanted to have one of those. You know, putting them on, in sunny beach. …looks really cool



  4. I do like the idea of sunglasses with an MP3 player attached. It just looks so convenient, especially if you run.


  5. I love this post. It really helped me a lot but I want to add some thing to this article and that is: what ever you buy just read the reviews and blogs related to that product online and also compare the product prices on the internet. This way you can find better and cheaper product.

    Thanks for this article 🙂


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