While researching audiobook players to choose those I consider the best players available at this time, I read several articles claiming dedicated MP3 players are becoming obsolete. The reasoning? We’ll be joining our listening habits with either our phones or our tablets so a device that only does one thing is passé. To me that’s like saying the quality of the camera in a phone or tablet is good enough?? There are some things that serve better when made to accomplish certain tasks rather than trying to accomplish a little bit of everything. For me a camera and an MP3 player are two of those things. Thinking that the above mindset could come to pass makes me want to stock up on refurbished Sansa Clip+s and Nanos until my office looks like this one.
I have audiobooks on my small phone but eating up the battery listening to them is counterproductive in my mind. I also have audiobooks on my tablets but I don’t see doing the dishes or walking the dog with one wedged in my waistband. And what about the gym? Just a few examples of where a small sized MP3 player tucked in a pocket or clipped to the right spot of clothing are a must for me. Long live dedicated audiobook players!