Believe it or not , Apple is not the only maker of MP3 players out there. They're not even the best. Sansa is a much better option. First, it costs significantly less than an Ipod and you get more for your money. You have more features - such as the ability to delete a song on the go. You also don't have to deal with ITunes and the hassles it creates with DRM. It also has a radio tuner, the ability to store audiobooks, videos and it records. Probably the biggest advantage of the Sansa Fuze is its ability to accept MicroSD cards. This expands the memory from 4GB up to an addition 32GB. You have the option to play just the songs on the card or mix them in with the music stored in the internal memory. This makes it so much easier to update your music. Keep the core songs you like on the Fuze's main memory, then swap out the MicroSD to bring in a fresh collection of songs. For example, keep your favorite holiday songs on a card and swap it in at Christmas time. One downside to the MicroSD cards is the time it takes the Fuze to load them. When you add a new card, be prepared to wait a minute or two for it scan the card and information on it. Another drawback with the Fuze is the display window. They tend to wear out first. This makes it harder to use the Fuze, but it still works when it happens.