Nowadays, music is probably the most popular form of entertainment. Most people like at least some genre of music, which again, differs from person to person. It is a going trend now to have music on the go. Anywhere. And this is being possible largely because of the introduction of mp3 players. No matter what kind of music you like or where you are going, work or leisure, you can always have an mp3 player on yourself and carry your music around. Tune in your favorite songs whenever you feel like it. Obviously, you have to get a certain kind of device for that. There are also various kinds of mp3 players. There happens to be a lot of Chinese made low-end players that just about serve the purpose of listening. And they also come with different storage capacities. However, the most popular form of mp3 player is of course, the iPod, manufactured by Apple, Inc. Microsoft tried to suppress Apples business with the iPod by creating Zune, another high-end mp3 player. But it did not prove to be much of a success. On the other hand, Creative has done comparatively well in this business, considering the overall magnitude of the company. They have manufactured different types of mp3 players over the last few years and their midrange players have been successful to a convenient extent.
The phrase media players defines all those devices that can not only play audio, but can also play videos as well as show images or any other media. So, this is something for everyone. It does not matter what you like music or movies, this is the thing for you. Nowadays some media players even come with cameras and extendable memories, which is of course, a plus point.
iPod, again, is probably the most popular media player. The recent versions of iPod have been equipped to deal with all sorts of media and as always, they come in a trendy small box with a quite large screen. Therefore, you can enjoy music, watch movies or have a look at your photos anytime. Zune, by Microsoft, also featured these and a bit more as well. It could download music from the Internet too. Creative has also introduced the Zen, which can play audio or video and in addition, it features an HD camera that can be used to record video and take pictures.
Other media players include desktop or portable DVD players. The first comes only as a console with a place to insert your DVD, whereas the latter features a screen as well. Both are quite handy and can play great quality audio or video without taking into account whether you are home or out.