This is my Samsung YP-2J. It has:
- One gigabyte (1,073,741,824 bytes) of flash memory.
- An FM Tuner.
- A voice recorder.
- The ability to play both mp3 and ogg files.
- No interface or software to speak of - I plug it in, it's detected as a USB drive, and I drag and drop music to it like any other folder.
- Linux support.
- A bare-bones, no-frills interface.
- Buttons you click, not a flimsy touch-screen.
- A battery that lasts for days.
- A tiny tiny footprint.
I've carried it with me across countless borders, states and provinces. It's been with me on my runs, hundreds of visits to the gym, cycling for hours, and lying in bed. I bought it refurbished at Tiger Direct for $19.95 plus shipping and handling several years ago.
It is, without a doubt, the best MP3 player in the world.
However, after one too many falls, drops, knocks, or accidental immersions into liquids of varying degrees of alcohol content, it is seemingly on its last legs. The "hold" switch which keeps you from accidentally pressing a button has broken off, the headphone jack is loose and so once in a while the left earpiece will fade in and out, and during especially severe activity like
running away from chasing people down, it'll shut itself off. I really don't want to replace this player because it's ideal for me, but I think it's time I move on. Time will heal. Until then, though, I need to find a new player that matches my lifestyle - spastic and disheveled. I basically copy a bunch of songs to my player, set it to random, and go. No playlists, no albums, no sorting. Live fast.