The Anti-iPod

mochimusic_headeriPods may be simple and easy to use, but everyone has them. Check out Mochi's alternatives for some cute and efficient MP3 player alternatives.

  • Samsung T10
    • Company: Samsung, which has recently been branching out to MP3s
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Features: These candy colored MP3 players are the ultimate pleasures to the eye. Besides, they all have touch screen control arrows that make listening to music more fun.
    • Price Range: $80-$100
    • Places to Buy: Most major electronics stores such as Best Buy
  • Sony Walkman NWZ-A729
    • Company: Sony, a Japanese electronics company, which marketed the first Walkman in 1979
    • Memory: 8 GB/16 GB
    • Features: This is not the Walkman you grew up with as a child. This MP3 player is packed with music, video and photo features. With its great audio and graphics, it is the perfect iPod replacement.
    • Price Range: around $300
    • Places to Buy: Most major electronics stores such as Best Buy
  • iRiver MPlayer
    • Company: iRiver, a Korea-based company known for their simple and clean look
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Features: The "ears" of this Mickey Mouse-shaped player are the forward, backward and volume controls. There is no screen, but it's an adorable, simple MP3 player.
    • Price Range: $50-$100
    • Places to Buy: Various online stores such as www.Warehouse123.com
  • Samsung YP-P2
    • Company: Samsung
    • Memory: 4 GB/8 GB/16 GB
    • Features: With a huge, sleek touch screen interface, the YP-P2 may look like a mini iPod touch, but is a lot cuter than its bulkier look-a-like. It also has stellar graphics and audio.
    • Price Range: $150-$180
    • Places to Buy: Most major electronics stores such as Best Buy

Eunice Roh