Do you want to help me choose an MP3 player for Rob for Christmas? Normally I make my dad help me with all such decisions, but he's an Apple man through and through and iPods are more than I want to spend. Normally we aim for $40 per child, but Rob is getting very difficult to buy for as he gets older, and the other kids won't have any idea what an MP3 player costs, so we're willing to go higher. But not, like, $100...I hope. I guess what I have in mind is...$50-75?
So my first question is: Does a decent MP3 player exist in that price range? And by "decent" I mean "won't break before a 12-year-old breaks or loses it"?
And my second question is: If so, can it use iTunes MP3s? Because that's where I have my MP3s, but iTunes is Apple, so...does that work if the MP3 player is not Apple?
And my third question is: Will it let the user find and select an individual song to play? Because that feature would not be something I'D care about, but it's important to Rob.
KTHANX. Because like everyone else I have my own set of strengths, but "choosing electronic equipment" is not even in the same universe as those strengths.
New gift ideas post at Milk and Cookies: Gift ideas for an elderly person you don't know very well.
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