Micro Drive Players
In-between hard drive systems and Flash memory, the micro drive players come in tiny cases (many about the size of a business card), but pack a punch. Micro drive players can play from 1GB–6GB of music, which is about 250–1,250 songs. Not bad.
You will find that micro drive players are following the footsteps of the hard drive players in that you are seeing a lot of additional features above and beyond the basic music. FM receivers, color screens, and digital photograph storage are becoming common.
Some of the best models I have found include the following:
- Creative Zen Micro (5GB)—$269
- Rio Carbon (5GB, silver)—$199
- iRiver H10 (5GB, red)—$300