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    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 14th Jun 19, 9:30 AM
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    Replacement for MP3 player
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    Replacement for MP3 player 14th Jun 19 at 9:30 AM
    Not sure if I'm on the right board or not.


    I have a couple of 14 year-old MP3 players (Creative MuVo) that I only use when out running. Both seem to be coming to the end of their useful life (14 years isn't bad). I need to replace them but I've no idea what to look for (I'm a very low-tech person).


    The two MuVos are perfect as they're small and fit into a neat little holder that you can clip securely onto your clothing or a belt etc. (Don't like armbands). They hold enough music for my needs (no more than 90 minutes running or possibly a couple of hours on a train).


    I've got all the music I'm ever likely to need on CD so (ideally) would be looking for something to transfer CDs to. I'm not really interested in streaming or downloading from the web. (Well, might be a few things I might want to download that I haven't got). Haven't got a smartphone and don't especially want one. Has to be physically robust in case of being dropped or falling in rivers etc!)


    Any suggestions, or are my low-tech requirements unrealistic and need to be upgraded?


    (I have another thread on the Techie board regarding a recurring problem I have with earphones. One suggestion was to go down the Bluetooth route which I suspect may mean I "need" something more sophisticated than I "want"?).


    Thanks
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 14th Jun 19, 11:07 AM
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    I am currently using these -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tayogo-Waterproof-swimming-Black/dp/B00J2OYPAG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tayago&qid=1560510268&s=gatewa y&sr=8-1
    perfect for runing or swimming or just for normal use. Cheap and chearful - not the best sound quality but I guess you arent really bothered about that.

    Good battery life . Player clips out of headband and just connects to your computer to "copy & paste" music files
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 17th Jun 19, 9:43 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:43 PM
    I am currently using these -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tayogo-Waterproof-swimming-Black/dp/B00J2OYPAG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tayago&qid=1560510268&s=gatewa y&sr=8-1
    perfect for runing or swimming or just for normal use. Cheap and chearful - not the best sound quality but I guess you arent really bothered about that.

    Good battery life . Player clips out of headband and just connects to your computer to "copy & paste" music files
    Originally posted by dlusman

    Thanks. Looking at that, I think a friend has something similar. Will ask him about it.


    I think I'll move this to the Techie board to see if any other ideas there.


    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=75937345#post75937345


    Thanks again
    Last edited by Manxman in exile; 17-06-2019 at 9:51 PM.
    • that
    • By that 17th Jun 19, 10:14 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 10:14 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 10:14 PM
    I think a mobile is they way to go, since you do not want something flash, how about one of these since the original was virtually indestructible and had a long battery life, and replaceable batteries https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_int/nokia-3310#details

    Personally would prefer a smartphone, but my battery does not last 5 hours with constant use.

    Want it water and dirt proof - plastic bag
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