if you get an MP3 player, dont get an I-Pod, its just not as good as a Creative Zen Touch
heres why -
ipod holds 20gb of data, and battery lasts for 8 hours. you MUST install i-Tunes on the pc, and the player will only play MP3 or apples own format.
ipod mini is the same, but holds 4gb, and the battery lasts 12 hours
now then, the creative zen touch holds either 20gb or 40gb, depending on what model you get, will play MP3, WAV, WMA, and the battery lasts for 24 HOURS - plus, the zen is cheaper than the ipod.
when i bought my zen, it was £160 (for the 20gb) and £230 for the ipod.
i dont suppose prices will have changed much yet.
get the creative zen touch