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The best mp3 players for users intending to workout with their unit are by far some of Apple's iPod models with their teensy size and insignificant weight. Our list below includes a bunch of sub 0.5oz mp3 players offering compatibility for audio and video files, around 4 GB of memory and even wifi!

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Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Gen

Apple Yellow iPod Shuffle 2 GB MP3 Player


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Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Gen(2012)
Samsung Galaxy Muse
Sony Walkman NWZ-E(2012)
Coby MP820
Apple iPod Shuffle fourth Generation
Apple Yellow iPod Shuffle 2 GB MP3 Player
Samsung Galaxy Muse 4GB MP3 Player
Sony Walkman NWZ-E474BLK (8 GB) Digital Media Player
Coby MP820 (8 GB) Digital Media Player
Apple iPod Shuffle fourth Generation 2GB
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Release Date
Sep 2012
Dec 2012
Aug 2012
Feb 2012
Sep 2010
Weight
0.44 oz.
0.47 oz.
0.11 oz.
0.4 oz.
0.44 oz.
Main Storage Type
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Hard Drive
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Storage Capacity
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
8.0 GB
8.0 GB
2.0 GB
Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Family Line
iPod Shuffle
Samsung Galaxy
Sony WALKMAN
Coby MP
iPod Shuffle
Number of Songs
500.0
1700.0
2000.0
500.0
Use
Music
Music
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music

  • The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.


  • At just £39, with 2GB of storage and coming in a variety of fruity colours - our "orange" was more gold, and better for it - this iPod Shuffle is the best effort to date.


  • The 4th Generation iPad is only a minor improvement over its predecessor but still remains the tablet to beat. An upgraded A6X processor, Apple's new Lightning connector and a better front facing camera are the main differences. All in all this is an iterative upgrade that should only interest those who don't already own a 3rd Generation iPad.


  • The Samsung Galaxy Muse is quite possibly the most awkwardly designed MP3 player ever made.


  • People who are into iPod shuffle-type MP3 players should dig the $50 Samsung Muse. You get a small, light, clip-able device that delivers decent audio, which is all you need. The fact that it can sync music from a smartphone as well as a PC is a nice bonus, though choosing individual tracks can be a challenge. It's the same price as an iPod shuffle yet offers twice as much storage space (4GB vs 2GB), which is also a nice bonus, though 4GB still doesn't get you far. If this is your type of device, scoop it up.

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    I'm digging the pebble. It's designed to be the sort of lightweight MP3 player you might wear to the gym, and as that it performs wonderfully. As a more full-time player, you're obviously missing a display and proper scrubbing. But you knew that going into this. It's a "shuffle"-type device, made even more evident by the fact that I haven't quite figured out how it decides what order to play the songs. I could look at the app again, I suppose, but with a device like this I really don't care that much.


  • The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.


  • Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.


  • With the redesign of the fourth-generation iPod shuffle, Apple has brought back a classic design that works well with any set of headphones. At $49 for 2GB of storage, itâ?? s not only the perfect entry-level iPod, itâ?? s also a solid second device for iPhone users who want to keep it simple while exercising. While the shuffleâ?? s reduced size makes it a bit harder to clip on clothing than the second-generation model, itâ??