I’m planning on picking up a portable MP3 player. I don’t need anything fancy–I mostly want it so I can have music in my motorcycle helmet for long trips. Biggest priorities are memory and a price point under $150. I have a 128MB SD card already for my Dell Axim, so something that could take advantage of that would be awesome. (I know I can use the Axim itself as an MP3 player, and I do that on the train, but I’m worried about somehow dropping it halfway to Vegas if I try to use it on the bike. Plus, it only has 196MB that has to be shared bewteen everything.)
My tentative front-runner is the iRock 530, which has 128MB (expandable to 256 with my SD card) and is only $130. Anyone have this player? Anyone have suggestions for something I should get instead? Reviews say the 530 is lame because it uses USB 1.0 and has a cheap feel and no backlight, but those don’t seem that important to me. Am I nuts?
Thanks for any opinions.