ipods and itunes are pretty simple to use, idiot proof, even. You can find other devices cheaper and you can find people who’ll tell you how they don’t like apple’s proprietary software, but for someone who just wants something to work, I’d go with an ipod.
Don’t be bitter about working for the other 50%. Take heart. Think about the bright side. All of your sacrifices have helped prepare your daughters to work hard and be successful so they can support an even larger dependent class.
The biggest problem I found with an I pod in the car is having to find a new station whenever I got into a new area when I was on a road trip. Does Pandora work in the car? It works on my computer and Iphone.
Seriously? He said he wanted to drag and drop. Itunes is far more complicated than that. Itunes is shockingly overcomplicated for what it does. It’s a bloated, slow, confusing, mess. When I had an Iphone, I jailbroke it, so I didn’t have to use itunes.
Any regular MP3 player that is made by someone other than Apple, will plug in via USB (Usually without a proprietary cable like Apple has, I might add) and be recognized by your computer as a hard drive. Then, you can just put your music on it and you’re done.
So, the answer is any MP3 player that is NOT made by Apple.
However, the question might not be the right one. The MP3 player has been mostly replaced these days by smart phones that do a whole lot of other things and also function as mp3 players. Any Android phone will do what you want as well, plus a whole lot more. That might be something worth exploring.
For instance, most will also function as a GPS with turn by turn navigation. You’ll also have streaming radio. For instance, there is a radio station from NY that I liked, so when I moved to SC, I just listen with their app in my car.
Getting a smart phone is a huge life changer...definitely worth it, IMHO.