I have not yet bought this, but my hot-off the-press consumer magazine dated November 2008 decribes says that this offers exceptional value, rating it 73 out of 100. (Other models in the MP3 (not the more expensive MP4) category were rated lower at 57, 54, 51, 51, 49 and 47). It's described as lightweight, tough, and with a battery life of a little over 44 hours. The magazine says it's cheapest at Amazon. I also can't find it anywhere cheaper than Amazon, but the price is not as low as is stated in the magazine. Hope that helps - if this gets past the Amazon guidelines. But I HAVE paraphrased and used my own words!