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« on: August 22, 2010, 12:42:57 PM »

An MP3 Player would be the perfect birthday gift for my 5 year old.    Any ideas?

I want a good mix of durability and function, but I don't want an uber lame one that won't let him select song order blah blah blah.

Also, I don't want it to break the first time it gets dropped.

What say you parents?!
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 02:40:58 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 12:54:39 PM »

For my son's 6th bday his aunt got him an itouch and it was perfect. Plays music, movies and games. The fact it has a built in speaker is huge, especially because I am concerned about headphones. Someone else got him a simple speaker dock, so he can put the touch in and rock out!  dude headbang
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 12:58:40 PM »

Quote from: Jag on August 23, 2010, 12:54:39 PM

For my son's 6th bday his aunt got him an itouch and it was perfect.

Too rich for my blood.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 02:26:18 PM »

Quote from: spigot on August 22, 2010, 02:40:58 PM

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 03:31:04 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 23, 2010, 12:58:40 PM

Quote from: Jag on August 23, 2010, 12:54:39 PM

For my son's 6th bday his aunt got him an itouch and it was perfect.

Too rich for my blood.

Mine too. That's why his rich aunt bought it for him. biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 03:41:31 PM »

I have no experience with this particular product, but there's also the SanDisk Shaker that's actually designed for kids.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 04:06:24 PM »

I really liked my ipod nano. Its pretty darn durable AND has a small screen that is a nice feature.

You can pick one up for $130 on Amazon. Thats the latest gen. The 2nd to latest or 3rd to latest you can pick up even cheaper.

Mine went through the washing machine a few years back. It still plays music and all the buttons work, but the screen is dead.

I'd throw my vote in for the Itouch too.  nod
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 04:24:44 PM »

You could always pick up an used iPhone 3G and use it as an iTouch...
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 09:44:35 PM »

Get the sansa, unless you put the iTouch into a block of aluminum or something I don't think it will survive being chucked around by a 5 year old.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 01:43:07 AM »

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on August 23, 2010, 02:26:18 PM

Quote from: spigot on August 22, 2010, 02:40:58 PM

Sandisk Sansa Clip
Yep.

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Durable, small, priced cheap, and you don't have to worry about having to install iTunes and such on a PC to put music onto it. Just drag and drop into folders and play.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010, 06:07:21 AM »

What the hell?  When I was five years old I sure as heck wasn't listening to the latest pop group.  Have times changed so much?
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 11:16:13 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on August 24, 2010, 06:07:21 AM

What the hell?  When I was five years old I sure as heck wasn't listening to the latest pop group.  Have times changed so much?

If you jailbreak the Sansa I think you can put other kinds of music on there.
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 12:45:12 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on August 24, 2010, 06:07:21 AM

What the hell?  When I was five years old I sure as heck wasn't listening to the latest pop group.  Have times changed so much?

He's an Irish step dancer and wants to listen to his music and dance.  Also, he loves listening to Sesame Street songs. One who is of adult age can only here Elmo's song so many times before becoming violently psychotic so it would be nice if he could listen to it himself.

And, he has not heard any pop ever.  Fear not Canuck!
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 01:35:33 PM »

The Sanza Fuze wouldn't be a bad choice either.  It's small, cheap, rugged and easy to use.  Thanks to the micro sd card slot you can buy the 2gb model and add more storage at any time cheaply and easily.  As a bonus, on Amazon you can get these nifty clear hard cases for really cheap that really do a great job of protecting the player. 
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2010, 01:45:37 PM »

I've got a 16GB iPod Nano (4G) that I will probably be looking to unload once they announce the next gens in a few weeks, if you're OK with lightly used smile
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2011, 09:44:39 PM »

Quote from: spigot on August 22, 2010, 02:40:58 PM

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We ended up getting this and it has worked out great. Thanks for the suggestions all.
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