When talking about MP3 Players, I usually put them into different categories typically based on their storage capacity. The 1-2GB MP3 players are usually simple and nature and are meant to be on the go and be able to listen to a few songs here and there. the 4-8GB MP3 players can store quite a bit more songs. And the last categories are the ones that are 20GB and above that can pretty much handle your entire music collection. These MP3 players vary in functionality. Typically, the larger the capacity of the MP3 player, the more likely it is to have features such as viewing pictures or even videos. The smaller capacity MP3 players are more for basic music playing and will be lucky to find a FM Tuner or voice recording capabilities. The whole point is that MP3 players come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. It is best to determine what your needs are before looking at what is available in the market. Are you the type of person who just wants to be able to listen to a few songs on your free time or do you want to be able to carry your entire music collection and be able to listen to your music all the time?