I have tried several MP3 players in the past, but as I am often travelling I really needed to have one that could store a lot of songs and have a long battery life. I settled my choice for the Apple iPod Classic 160GB in Silver. The 160GB memory means that I can add plenty of songs, full albums, podcasts and videos, and the extended battery life means that I can use it even for long travels without having to worry about having to charge it.
It is quite straightforward to use once you get used to the scrolling wheel, and it is extremely responsive. If you already are an Apple user, you will already know how to use iTunes to create playlists and transfer music or videos to your iPod, however if you are not it is a bit of a learning curve. You have no choice but to download iTunes to your computer and use it to transfer whatever you want on to your iPod, as you will not be able to just drag and drop from the music files on your computer. If you have a lot of songs, you will need to think about creating different playlists on iTunes and transfer them to your iPod, as you will not be able to do it directly on the iPod. Once you get the hang of using it and transferring music and videos, this iPod is an accessory that will not leave you. It is thin and robust at the same time, does not take a lot of space (important when you are travelling), can be charged with the provided USB cable and has a nice sound quality. The basic Apple earphones provided in the box are nice enough for a few hours, but can be painful if used for longer so if you know that you will use your iPhone for extended period of times then you might want to consider investing in high quality headphones. At more than 250 euros, it is quite an expensive gadget. Apple products do tend to be slightly overpriced, however in this case it is worth it as you will not have to replace it for a long time!