Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB MP3 Player
For just around $50, you can get this 2 GB unit that lets you store a few hundred tracks along multiple playlists, as well as podcasts, audiobooks and more. Battery life can extend close to an advertised 15 hours but those who use it routinely may find a shorter span per charge.
Previous versions of the Shuffle played tracks at random with no control over what came next, but now the unit comes equipped with a clickable control pad that lets you play, pause, and skip to your heart's content. You'll notice there's no screen to tell you what's playing so Apple came up with a voice-over option that speaks your artist and track information with a dedicated button along the side of the tiny unit.
The size of the Shuffle is so small you may fear you could easily lose it but don't worry, it comes with a small clip that you can attach to your clothing or bag. The clip is also what makes it so great for runners, just wear it on your lapel or any other clothing and get out there.