Image of ideal gadget via Wikipedia
- iPod Classic
- Slow Notes
The best gadget I've ever owned, iPod Classic just works and the battery drain is so much less than an iPhone and it holds so much more music. I expect Apple to kill the product...MediaMonkey is a Windows player that I've been using for several years; it handles multi-tens of thousands of MP3s reasonably well and syncs with the beloved iPod Classic...I still miss lala.com after Apple bought the Palo Alto-based company and killed the service...Rdio has a slick interface but the catalog and social features are no lala...last.fm tracks tracks played from many of these players and I would cautiously recommended its recommended artists station if you have logged ("scrobbled") enough listening...YouTube is of course the ever bountiful YouTube. I'm hoping Tubify turns YouTube into a real "sit back and enjoy the music" player...ooTunes is an iOS app that streams radio stations but I use it to stream Counterstream Radio...Naxos.com is marginally a player but provides the deep Naxos catalog for only $20 a year...Slow Notes is a new and free iOS app for slowing down musical tracks for closer scrutiny; we'll see if this is really easy enough to use and whether I have the tolerance to study music in this level of detail anymore...I rip using iTunes but try to avoid actually using it to play music.