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Diamond Rio 500

www.rioport.com

Chips

(03) 9696 1911

$499

Hot: translucent plastic case, song repeat and randomise options, backlit display, USB, 96MB total capacity, bookmark feature.

Not: no FM tuner.

Casio MP3 Player

www.casio.com

Shriro

(02) 9370 9100

$599

Hot: extremely portable, USB, intuitive audio software.

Not: least storage here, lacks memory upgrade options, minuscule control buttons, pricey for what you get.

Nomad II

www.nomadworld.com

Creative Labs Australia

(02) 9666 6100

$779

Hot: controls include an erase button, 20 pre-sets on FM tuner, back phones, backlit display, remote, USB.

Not: price, no on-board memory.

JazPiper 64MB

www.ayadel.com.au

Ayadel

(03) 9350 2299

$649

Hot: FM tuner; built-in microphone, stores phone numbers, erase button, 96MB total capacity.

Not: parallel interface, no backlight.

Terratec M3PO

www.innovision.com.au

Moore Music

(03) 9419 0344

$1195

Hot: can connect to your hi-fi stereo, MP3 speed control, also plays CDs.

Not: forward and rewind buttons, not great for quick scanning tracks.e-Sounds MP3 playerwww.mpzoo.comSound and Music Promotions(03) 9569 3834$259Hot: compact and light, price.

Not: parallel interface, no belt clip.

Xeenon MP

Shuttle II

www.mpzoo.com

Sound and Music Promotions

(03) 9569 3834

$945

Hot: self-contained car or home stereo MP3 player, large backlit LCD remote.

Not: pricey, 12V adapter cord not included, sketchy documentation.

Sony Memory Stick Walkman

www.sony.com.au

Sony

(02) 9887 6666

1300 137 669

TBA

Hot: slim, streamlined design, generous warranty, nice controls.

Not: clunky MP3 downloads, no FM tuner, expensive.

PRIMARY FEATURES

MP3 player

Interface

Storage

Upgrade media

Battery

Audio management software

Diamond Rio 500

www.rioport.com

USB

64MB

SmartMedia

1 AA

Proprietary

Casio MP3 Player

www.casio.com

USB

16MB

None

1 lithium

Proprietary

Nomad II

www.nomadworld.com

USB

64MB

SmartMedia

1 AA

Creative audio

JazPiper 64MB

www.ayadel.com.au

Parallel

64MB

SmartMedia

2 AAA

JazPiper

Terratec M3PO

www.innovision.com.au

IDE

CD/Hard drive

Hard drive

N/A

Proprietary

e-Sounds MP3 player

www.mpzoo.com

Parallel

32MB

SmartMedia

1 AA

e-Sounds

Xeenon MP

Shuttle II

www.mpzoo.com

IDE

Hard drive

Hard drive

12V car battery

Proprietary

Sony Memory Stick Walkman

www.sony.com.au

USB

64MB

Sony Memory MagicGate Stick

1 lithium ion

Sony OpenMG Jukebox

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