Comments: The Age of the Free MP3 Player

My problem with this trend is that it actually makes the consumer experience *more* difficult in my opinion.

Do I then have to carry around hundreds of MP3 players? The reason I got an MP3 player in the first place was so I didn't have to carry around hundreds of CDs. :-)

And if I copy the music off and then throw the player away, I feel like I am an accessory to the crime of global warming... factories cranking out non-biodegradable trash. It quickly starts to feel like the old AOL disks that everyone got in the mail - a few were reused, the rest are in a landfill somewhere.

Posted by J Herskowitz at January 9, 2008 4:51 PM

this is very nice

Posted by pratik at January 13, 2008 10:06 AM

J, if you think the disposable player is bad, wait until you see the Music Drop an in-ear listening device "that contains one song which can be used only one time to emphasize the value of the product and the meaning of giving." Hmmm.

I take your points, but not everyone has the same music listening/portability lifestyle as you -- as someone who has never commuted to work (always walked, sometimes listening to music, sometimes not) and doesn't own a car, some of us aren't on the move that much.

Posted by David Jennings at January 17, 2008 2:20 PM

Vaguely relevant.


Posted by Seb Schmoller at April 1, 2008 11:19 PM

can i get a free mp3 player

Posted by john evans at September 25, 2009 5:10 PM

John, you probably can through a promotional offer somewhere, but not from me, and I don't know exactly where you'd find one. Good luck with your search.

Posted by David Jennings at September 25, 2009 7:03 PM
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