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Old 03-31-2008, 11:54 AM
worldzfree worldzfree is offline
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Help Recommended Z5 replacement?

Hello,

It looks like my trusty Z5 has met its demise. While I used it everywhere, it served me really well when riding my bike on the road or mountain biking due to the tactile nature of the buttons which allowed me to work with the player without taking it out of my pocket. That being said, I am looking for some recommendations to help me find an equal/better replacement. Can someone recommend a comparable newer Samsung (or another brand) player that has the following Z5 features (in order of preference)?
  • tactile buttons (play/pause, previous trk, next tk, volume)
  • close to "gapless" playback
  • long battery life
  • The "tap twice" feature (one to wake it and bring backlight on, two to change the setting) to reduce inadvertant tactile changes (instead of requiring hold switch all the time)
  • Attach as mass storage AND/OR use with windows media player

I am currently trying out a Zune 8gb flash player and while it IS quite flash (the UI and size is cool) it doesn't have that "tap twice" feature, requires the zune software to load it, and the volume control is on the directional pad (kinda sucks when you press the wrong direction while in a ten minute techno song).

I appreciate any insight you all may have as I haven't really looked at an MP3 player for a few years as my Z5 handled all my needs. Thanks.

Last edited by worldzfree; 03-31-2008 at 11:58 AM. Reason: forgot to say thanks :D
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