Terse CNet MP3 Review table

created October-November 2007 by Thomas Bodine

The following is a snapshot of C|net's MP3 reviews that can be found at C|Net

Tawnie wants an MP3 player. I wanted to know what is out there so I delayed sailing to build this up. After I got back from sailing and traveling to Virginia, I looked at prices and availability. So far I've looked at Best Buy, Target and Walmart.

I couldn't find many of the devices listed in the above review table at the stores I checked. I did a search for the devices I found in the stores by name on Google(tm). I found some of them on Cnet, some on Engadget and some elsewhwere. Where I found a review I put a link to it with the brand name in this table.
  Observed Prices in Austin TX
MSRP MFG Brand
Linked to reviews
Capacity Cnet Grade Best BuyTargetRadio ShackWalmart
  Archos AV 500 30GB 8.3       $170.00
450.00 Apple Nano fifth generation 30 GB flash 8.3        
  Apple Nano 8 GB flash   $200.00     $199.00
  Apple Shuffle 1 GB flash   $80.00 $80.00   $80.00
  Apple Shuffle 4 GB flash   $150.00      
100.00 Apple IPOD Nano 2GB flash 8.3        
160.00 Apple iPod 20GB Hard Drive 8.3        
180.00 Apple iPod 4th gen 40GB Hard Drive 8.3        
60.00 Creative Zen V 2GB Flash 8.3        
  Creative Zen V 1GB Flash     $40.00   $40.00
  Creative Zen V 4GB Flash     $110.00   $40.00
  Insignia Pilot 4GB Flash   $140.00      
  Insignia Sport 2GB Flash   $ 90.00      
  Insignia   1GB Flash   $ 55.00      
  Memorex MMP8640 4GB Flash     $120.00    
  Microsoft Zune 30GB Hard Drive         $200.00
  Muvo   1GB 7.3       $ 42.00
  NextPlay No reviews, but I
found answers to
questions about it on Yahoo.
1GB Flash No Grade, but   $ 65.00   $200.00
  Phillips GoGear 8GB         $168.00
  Phillips   30GB         $350.00
  RCA RD2212 1GB 6.3       & 43.00
80.00 Samsung Yepp YP-55 1/4 GB flash 8.0        
  Samsung T-9           $130
  Samsung T-10       $130.00    
150.00 Samsung Yepp YP-Z5 4 GB flash 8.0        
150.00 Samsung YP-K5 2GB flash 8.3        
  Sansa 1 GB MP3 Player
This review is outstanding!
1GB flash       $55.00  
  Siren   4GB         $100.00
120.00 Sony NWZ-A815 2 GB flash 8.0        
  Sony NWZ-s616 4GB flash 8.0   $120.00    
150.00 Sony NWZ-A816
The Only reviews I could
find were not in english
4 GB flash 8.0        
180.00 Sony NWZ-A818 8 GB flash 8.0        
200.00 iRiver Clix 4 GB 8.7        
200.00 Creative Zen 8 8GB Flash 8.3        
200.00 Samsung YP-K5 4GB flash 8.3