How do you listen to music and watch videos on the go?


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When it comes to listening to music while I’m on the road, I pretty much only use my simple 4gb mp3 player. The thing was really cheap, and it only does one thing: play music. No video player, no voice recording feature, nothing else. Just play music. I’ve briefly considered getting an iPod touch last month, but considering its price and the fact that I wouldn’t use it for more than 30 minutes per day, I quickly abandoned the idea. But what about you? How do you listen to music and watch videos on the go? Do you have a laptop that you carry around as a do-it-all kind of device, or are you just like me, preferring to keep things simple. Be sure to let us know in the comments below!





20 Responses to How do you listen to music and watch videos on the go?

  1. I use my Android G2 phone to listen to internet radio almost exclusively. I only pull out my mp3 player when I am on a plane…

  2. I listen to music via shuffle v2, and my Palm TX, which I also use to view Movies. I don’t watch many movies on the TX but it is there.

  3. I really like these kind of posts!! Thanks.

    I agree to the simplicity. I have a 8 GB iPod Nano video and only use it for music. I bring it for travel purposes cuz it gets so boring!! It’s got a great battery life and I can make playlists for what kind of mood I am in. For example house music, or lounge/chillax, and the sorts :)

  4. Totally depends on what I am doing.
    My goto device is an Ipod touch, listen to podcasts while commuting or running errands. If I take a long train trip I use a netbook with a 15 hour battery. Mowing the lawn, Sansa on a lanyard under my shirt, can operate by touch through my shift.
    Keep some tunes on my droid phone, but don't use that much as I don't want to be stuck with a dead phone.

  5. I used to own a modified Archos gmini 402 30GB but that died after about 6 years :( I usually listen to my music on my way to school which takes about 30 minutes, and back, however I do use the bus to go everywhere so thats when I also listen to music. I now currently use an HD2 with a 32gb microsd card for my music and video needs.

  6. I have a Sansa Clip 8gb that is my primary music device. It is compatible with Rhapsody, to which I subscribe, it takes my music, as well, in addition it has a Micro-SD slot, and an FM tuner. (All told $50 including shipping), the display is nothing fancy, but it is small and fits in my pocket.

    For Podcasts, video podcasts and some videos, I use my Android phone (plus some music via pandora, etc).

  7. Zune 30 that has been my ever present juke box since 2007. I have tried iPods and my Android phone but none work as well as my Zune for the tunes. I do occasionally use Pandora on my Evo but it kills the battery so fast I can't do that for long.

  8. slacker radio on my laptop at home, and when i am in my car i listen to the radio or my old first gen ipod.

    this reminds me i need my ipod i havent seen it in days. LOL

  9. Music? Spotify on my Nexus One
    Videos? Depends on the situation. Sometimes my phone (short videos), sometimes my DS (long videos when I won't have much physical space), sometimes my Laptop (most other times)

  10. I have an iPod (I should replace it–it's a 6-year-old Classic) that I will hook up with an FM transmitter when I'm in my car. Or I'll just listen to the radio.
    For walking around campus, an iPod and headphones works fine.
    I don't really care to watch video on such a small screen.

  11. I have an iPod (I should replace it–it's a 6-year-old Classic) that I will hook up with an FM transmitter when I'm in my car. Or I'll just listen to the radio.
    For walking around campus, an iPod and headphones works fine.
    I don't really care to watch video on such a small screen.

  12. My iPhone does everything. Most of the time, it plays podcasts while I'm on my bike to work or out for a run. I take it out in the yard to listen to when I'm doing work (but not when using power tools – good hearing protection is a must).

    When travelling for work last year, I bought an external power supply for music and videos on long flights. Despite travelling business class, I never used the inflight entertainment systems.

    And being overseas for long periods, I used my iPhone to download Australian news podcasts and feel like I was in touch with 'my' world.

  13. I admit I don't watch videos on the go at all, really, although should I, the answer may be the same: since Christmas, I've been listening to audio (music, podcasts, whatever) on my Archos 32. Very portable, very nice, as long as one has headphones (it has no speaker, but who wants to listen to music on a portable's internal speaker?) Before that, it was a Sansa e260 running Rockbox, which certainly got the job done. The Archos just does plenty of other Androidy goodness. For podcasts, btw, I use Google Listen, which I dig a lot more than I expected.

  14. For music, Subsonic on the home server, streamed to the iPhone using the z-Subsonic app. For video, Air Video server and app.

    If I'm not going to have a data connection, I just make sure the Zune 120 is up to date and go.

  15. I've recently got a Samsung Omnia 7. That has the WP7 OS on it so I get all the Zune goodness on that. It's been quite a revolution to how I listen to music. I haven't gone for the Zune Pass subscription as I still think it's better value to get physical CDs.
    It uses a simple headphone socket which means I can plug it in to the AUX jack on my car stereo (or any other speaker) and listen to it at great volumes!
    I use spotify on my desktop & laptop but not willing to pay for a premium app (when it is released). I can listen to any track I like though by going on YouTube!
    Movies seem to be a different story as they take so long to transfer to the phone. It has a great screen though so I just need to work out the optimum way of ripping DVDs to it.
    It's limited to 8GB space with no way of expanding it. I wish I could stick all my music on it but for now I keep about 20 of my newest or favourite albums on it.

    One new experience I had was hearing a track on the radio, using the Shazam app to identify it, then buying and downloading it over the air through zune marketplace all at the tap of a button.

  16. I've recently got a Samsung Omnia 7. That has the WP7 OS on it so I get all the Zune goodness on that. It's been quite a revolution to how I listen to music. I haven't gone for the Zune Pass subscription as I still think it's better value to get physical CDs.
    It uses a simple headphone socket which means I can plug it in to the AUX jack on my car stereo (or any other speaker) and listen to it at great volumes!
    I use spotify on my desktop & laptop but not willing to pay for a premium app (when it is released). I can listen to any track I like though by going on YouTube!
    Movies seem to be a different story as they take so long to transfer to the phone. It has a great screen though so I just need to work out the optimum way of ripping DVDs to it.
    It's limited to 8GB space with no way of expanding it. I wish I could stick all my music on it but for now I keep about 20 of my newest or favourite albums on it.

    One new experience I had was hearing a track on the radio, using the Shazam app to identify it, then buying and downloading it over the air through zune marketplace all at the tap of a button.

  17. I have a Sansa Clip+ for solely listening to music. I don't use much video, but I have a Velocity Micro Cruz eReader that doubles as a video player when I do need it.