SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 player (8 GB)
Companies like Apple and Archos might dominate the headlines when it comes to media players, but SanDisk and its Sansa line of devices have always performed admirably while maintaining a minimum of software and a relatively low price.
The Clip+, the 8 GB model in this case, is the latest from SanDisk, and it promises to be a great MP3 player for the frugal jetsetter. The tiny (2.16"x1.36"x0.6", 0.85 ounces) Clip+ has 8 GB of internal memory (good for roughly 2000 MP3's), as well as a MicroSD slot for adding up to 32 GB of additional storage. The format support is pretty healthy, as it incudes MP3 as well as OGG, FLAC, Audible and WMA files.
While the audio buff should be satisfied with the aforementioned, the rest of us should be pretty happy with a sub-$60 price point, 15 hours of battery life, an FM tuner, dedicated volume buttons, Mini USB, and a one inch OLED display. And the best part? You don't need a cumbersome program like iTunes to sync the Clip+; simply drag and drop whatever music you want to load on, and you're good to go!