Do you remember the iPod? We do - but in all honesty we don't miss it.

Apple chose an odd time to more-or-less bail from the portable music player market - the rise of high-res audio has made the PMP an essential audiophile accessory... and there are some fine iPod alternatives around, at some very agreeable prices. So whether you want to enjoy hi-res tunes on the go or just save your phone's battery life, there's something here to fit your needs.

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