13 Of The Best Music Players: The iPod Rivals


13 Of The Best Music Players: The iPod Rivals

Apple launched the iPod, kick-starting and revolutionizing the way we interact with music. This is a list of other worthy iPod rivals or music players on the market. Although its the iPod range that is the most successful of all the music players in the market these players will churn your beats just fine.

This means at the currently moment all manufacturers are trying hard to emulate the success of the iPod by trying to make the best music player. Its hard to find an iPod alternative and it all comes down to preference and what kind of devices you already own.

 

Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0

Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0

Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0

 

Probably the best alternative to iPod the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 is a multimedia player equipped with a 5-inch screen. Music, video, games, Gmail services, Google Maps, Google voice search and loads more.

With loads of applications to choose from Android Market and Samsung Apps. Enjoy social network services, like Twitter or Facebook, as well as free voice and video calls over the internet.

8GB / 16GB capacity.

Multi touch.

Embedded speaker.

Bluetooth.

3MP rear camera and (1.3MP front facing).

Connect to Google play and download free music and videos .

 

Apple iPod Touch

 

Apple iPod Touch

Apple iPod Touch

As apple say “With its easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and rock-solid stability, iOS — Apple’s mobile operating system — is the foundation of iPod touch. And even as others try to catch up, the technologies and features built into iOS 4 keep it years ahead of the competition.”

FaceTime brings video calling to iPod touch.

Retina display 960×640 resolution lets you record, edit and share HD video.

Wireless.

8GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive.

Browse over 425,000 games.

Listen to music with many free apps available to download free from iTunes.

 

Creative ZEN Touch 2

 

Creative ZEN Touch 2

Creative ZEN Touch 2

 

This is a slim and light Creative ZEN Touch 2 MP3 player with 3.2-inch touchscreen lets you enjoy wireless music, surf the internet and play Android-powered Apps.

Powered by Android 2.2 so you can download.

Storage options of 8GB / 16GB.

Display is a 262k color TFT, Resistive touch screen – 480 x 320 pixels.

Camera: (Rear, 2M pixel).

Connectivity – Wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR.

Also available with built-in GPS.

Fm tuner available for this model.

 

Creative Zen Xi -Fi 2

Creative Zen Xi -Fi 2

Creative Zen Xi -Fi 2

The Creative Zen Xi -Fi 2  is available in 8/16/32/64GB, ZEN X-Fi2 supports audio formats like Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) and iTunes Plus. It also supports RSS feeds offline.

8GB / 16GB / 32GB / 64GB storage options.

262k Colors TFT Touch Screen LCD 400 x 240 pixels display.

Radio FM Tuner 32 presets.

Bluetooth 2.1 EDR.

 

Sony Walkman A Series

Sony Walkman A Series

Sony Walkman A Series

 

Slim, advanced Walkman A Series MP3 players by Sony bring your music and video collection to life with premium quality sound and clear image quality. Explore your media collection with the large, intuitive touchscreen. Stream music wirelessly or share files and photos with Bluetooth.

Connectivity – Wireless.

Bluetooth.

Responsive super wide touch panel screen TFT colour display with white LED backlight.

Storage – 16 GB.

Download free music through Sony’s entertainment network.

 

Sony Walkman S Series

 

Sony Walkman S Series

Sony Walkman S Series

The Sony Walkman S Series is supposed to rival the iPod in Asian markets the is a sleek player that comes with a standard 3.5 mm jack connection to fit most headphones.

Connectivity – Wireless, Bluetooth.

Pair with any Bluetooth device.

16GB, Clear Audio Technologies, up to 50 hours music and 10 hours video playback, Media Go.

Long battery life.

 

Phillips Go Gear Muse 4

 

Phillips Go Gear Muse 4

Phillips Go Gear Muse 4

The Phillips Go Gear Muse 4 comes with 16GB Memory with up to 32 GB Micro SD memory card slot
3.2″ LCD Touch-sensitive screen HVGA, 480 x 320 pixels, 262 K colours

 

Phillips Go Gear Muse

Phillips Go Gear Muse

 

The Phillips Go Gear Muse has a built-in mono microphone so you can record vidoes.

FM

Tuner Bands with Station presets.

Connectivity is by High-speed USB 2.0

 

ARCHOS 32 Internet Tablet

 

ARCHOS 32 Internet Tablet

ARCHOS 32 Internet Tablet

The ARCHOS 32 internet tablet is a 3.2” touch screen connected Android player able to play a wide range of video and music formats. You can download thousands of applications, connect to the Internet via WiFi , and shoot videos with its built-in camera.

Internal memory 8 GB flash memory.

Android 2.2 Froyo.

ARM Cortex A8 at 800 MHz.

Built-in Microphone.

Touch screen, 400×240 pixels (WQVGA), 3.2” TFT LCD 16M colours.

Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0.

 

ARCHOS 28 Internet Tablet

 

ARCHOS 28 Internet Tablet

ARCHOS 28 Internet Tablet

The ARCHOS 28 internet table[/amazon_link]t is the first WiFi connected Android device below $100 or 100€ price point. It offers a compact form factor with a 2.8 inch touch-screen, and yet a wide range of features such as video, Internet browsing and tons of applications downloadable from AppsLib.

WiFi.

4 or 8 GB flash memory.

Android 2.2 Froyo.

ARM Cortex A8 at 800 MHz.

Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0.

Built-in Microphone.

 

Archos Vision 43

Archos Vision 43

Archos Vision 43

If you spend a lot of time on public transport, then the [amazon_link id="B00422SH20" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]ARCHOS 43 Vision[/amazon_link] will let you play all your videos on the go to transform this unproductive time into an immersive video experience.

Six-hour battery life on video or Up to 18 hours of music playback.

Available in 8 GB- Slot Micro SDHC to extend memory.

4.3” color TFT screen – 480 x 272 pixels.

 

Kubik Evo 4GB MP3 Player

Kubik Edge II 4GB

Kubik Edge II 4GB

Bright 2.8″ Touchscreen – View Photos & Video in Widescreen.

Microsoft PlayFX Sound Enhancement Technology.

Built-In 2.0 Megapixel Camera – Shoot Video or Photos.

YouTube Player -Watch YouTube videos without file conversion.

FM Radio & Recorder, Voice Recorder, E-Books, Photo Viewer.

 

Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0

Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0

Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0

 

With Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 Wherever a Wi-Fi connection is available, you can use Skype to call other Skype members for free.

Android 2.2 Froyo means acesss to loads more apps.

 

Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.02

Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.02

8/16GB+ MicroSD (Up to 32GB).

Camera Front – VGA, Back – 3.2M AF (With Flash).

Wifi(802.11 b/g/n), All Share Support, Bluetooth 3.0.

 

SAMSUNG Galaxy Player 5.0

 

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

 

The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 has storage options of 8GB/16GB for your music.

3.2″ Display Screen WQVGA (400 x 240) Display Resolution TFT.

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

FM Radio (RDS supported).

Bluetooth (v3.0).

Wireless Internet.

 

Zune Player

 

Zune Player 120

Zune Player 120

 

The Zune 120 [/amazon_link]has an amazing amount of storage capacity to hold your music, movies, video, podcasts, pictures, games, and more – all wrapped up in a beautifully small player with 120 GB drive.

Holds up to 30,000 songs, 25,000 pictures or 375 hours of video.

Wireless sync – Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing.

Built-in FM radio – Instantly purchase songs you hear on FM radio stations directly from your Zune player.

Plug your Zune into your Xbox 360 and customize the soundtrack in your favorite games.

 

 

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