Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm On the Hunt

I need a new mp3 player. The hubs got me one about 4 1/2 years ago when I was flying to Florida to help move my sister out there. He knows how nervous I am when I fly and he wanted to get me something that would help me take my mind off being 30,000 feet in the air in a tin can that can be taken down by a flock of friggin' geese.

Color me surprised that 4 1/2 years later it actually still works. Almost no piece of technology I've ever owned still worked correctly even 2 years after I bought it. However, in the past few months I've taken up running. Yes, I know. I used to only run when chased; now I actually do it for fun. It's freeing and I love being outside with the wind in my hair, trying not to die as I round the corner and stumble over my own two feet.

The mp3 player I have now doesn't have an armband and I'm sick of having to carry it in one hand. I want something that will either fit in an armband or clip on to me. I think I've narrowed it down to a SanDisk Sansa Clip. All together..."say what now?"

This little beauty, in blue :) It's smaller than the palm of your hand, has a clip on the back for..well..clipping to things, and it's 2GB.

One might ask, "But why didn't you just get an ipod shuffle?" *Ahem* Brian. I refuse to conform to the man! Apple has gone quite far to intice people like me to buy an ipod shuffle. It's small, it comes in fun colors, it clips to your clothing, blah blah blah. To me, it's overpriced and Apple only let's you downloan specific things to it. I want an mp3 player that doesn't dictate where I can and can't get my music from.

Good try Apple. I refuse to be swayed by your fancy colors and cuteness!

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