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50 iPod Alternatives

From MP3 Player Pendants to Nutty MP3 Players

— September 17, 2010 — Tech
If you can't stand Apple but still want to listen to music on-the-go, then take a look at these iPod alternatives.

To many it must seem like the iPod is the only MP3 player on the market. Not true, as these iPod alternatives prove. There are some truly innovative and interesting MP3 players to see here. Break free from the bonds of Apple and explore this cluster today.

Implications - But as you're doing so, do yourself a favor and accurately compare these products with their Apple counterparts. I understand an aversion to a certain corporate brand, but is it wise to avoid an Apple product if the alternative is nowhere close to the same quality? I don't think so. But who am I to judge? Enjoy these alternate product options.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Nutty MP3 Players
Nutty MP3 Players
The Walnut Player is Designed With the Blind in Mind
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49
Horned Audio Devices
Horned Audio Devices
Cow-Like i-Mo Resonance MP3 Player Turns Your Table Into a Speaker
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48
Knobbed Earpieces
Knobbed Earpieces
These 'Earbuds Volume' Headphones Have a Retro Vibe
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47
Power-Saving MP3 Players
Power-Saving MP3 Players
Sony OLED NWZ-X1000 Touchscreen Walkman (CES 2009)
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46
Kinetic Music Players
Kinetic Music Players
Matthew Smith Designs an MP3 Player Powered by Motion
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45
Useful Hand Jobs
Useful Hand Jobs
The Yogen Charger is a People-Powered Charger
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44
MP3 Bombs
MP3 Bombs
This Musical Hand Grenade is the New BOOMbox
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43
Clip-On Music Players
Clip-On Music Players
The Clothespin MP3 Player by Mickey Kim
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42
Water Sport Music Players
Water Sport Music Players
The Wav MP3 Player Brings the Beats to the Beach
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41
Cube-Shaped MP3 Players
Cube-Shaped MP3 Players
Invention Uses 3-Axis Accelerometer to Control Playback
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40
Yo-Yo MP3 Players
Yo-Yo MP3 Players
Nicolas Cinguion Designs the Cord-Wrapping S.MP3
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39
Shakeable Music Players
Shakeable Music Players
The TicToc from Samsung is Shake Powered
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38
Slick iPod Rivals
Slick iPod Rivals
The Cowon S9 MP3 Player is the First to Use AMOLED Technology
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37
Submersible Music Players
Submersible Music Players
Music Planet is Your Ball-Shaped Companion in the Bath Tub
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36
Musically-Inclined Pillows
Musically-Inclined Pillows
The Century Sound Pillow Gives Your Dreams Their Own Soundtrack
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35
Rain Drop Music Players
Rain Drop Music Players
The Snowdrop MP3 Player Easily Stores Headphone Cords
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34
Wicked Walkmans
Wicked Walkmans
Sony X-Series Leaps Ahead of the Pack
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33
Melodic Swim Goggles
Melodic Swim Goggles
The Swimmer's Waterproof MP3 Player Makes for Musical Freestyling
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32
Amplifying Trinkets
Amplifying Trinkets
The 'Keychain Speaker Amp' is a Miniature Sound-Omitting Gadget
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31
Water-Loving MP3 Players
Water-Loving MP3 Players
The Speedo Aquabeat is for Aquatic Athletes
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30
MP3 Player Pendants
MP3 Player Pendants
The Casini Studio MP3 Player is Small, Sleek and Sports-Friendly
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29
Color-Blasted Tech Toys
Color-Blasted Tech Toys
Elium Studio Mixes Functionality With Originality
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28
Cutesy Toy Music Players
Cutesy Toy Music Players
The Animal Town Panda Speaker Will Make You Squeal
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27
Musical Massage Ottomans
Musical Massage Ottomans
Music Chocolate Uses Beat Vibrations to Soothe Your Feet
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26
Saucer-Like Sound Systems
Saucer-Like Sound Systems
The Korean UFO Bluetooth Speaker is Out of this World
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25
Penny-Sized Speakers
Penny-Sized Speakers
Mini Cube Fingertip Speakers Are a Bite-Sized Music Delight
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24
Melodious Mugs
Melodious Mugs
The Zan MP3 Player Combines Your Daily Coffee and Music Fix
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23
Eco-Friendly MP3 Players
Eco-Friendly MP3 Players
Dmitriy Shcherbakov's Greenergy Gets Power From Climate Changes
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22
Anime MP3 Players
Anime MP3 Players
Make Listening Cute With the Mini Hello Kitty Music Player
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21
Medicinal Music Players
Medicinal Music Players
IXING's Vitamin Mp3 Player Makes For a Healthy Party
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20
Color-Changing MP3 Players
Color-Changing MP3 Players
Colorsonic Lets You Select the Mood-Appropriate Shade for Your Music
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19
MP3 Faucets
MP3 Faucets
The 'I-Spray' by Aquabrass Kitchen is One Smart Gadget
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18
Cheap-Skate Music Players
Cheap-Skate Music Players
Solar-Powered CD/MP3 Player Has Photovoltaic Panels
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17
Speaker Handbags
Speaker Handbags
Chic Mobile Speakers Carry Your Gadgets & Play Your Favorite Tunes
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16
Melodic Massagers
Melodic Massagers
Igogo MP3 Massager Brings Music to Muscle Relaxation
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15
Bathroom MP3 Players
Bathroom MP3 Players
Rock Out In Front of the Mirror With Maitre by Stocco
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14
MP3 Player Vases
MP3 Player Vases
Joongho Choi and WonHo Son Create Musical Flower Displays
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13
Toy Brick Music Players
Toy Brick Music Players
The LEGO Boombox Lets You Blast Your Music
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12
Anime Music Players
Anime Music Players
Miffy the MP3 Playing Bunny by MobiBLU
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11
Musical Rainbow Showers
Musical Rainbow Showers
Water, Sound & Light Come Together in Aquavolo Music Chromotherapy
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10
Origami MP3 Players
Origami MP3 Players
A Unique Music Player That You Fold to Control
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9
Talking Mp3 Players
Talking Mp3 Players
Ultra Tiny 4GB iPod Shuffle Gives New Meaning To Small Talk
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8
Sound MP3 Innovations
Sound MP3 Innovations
'On-Time' and ‘Mini' Impress in Design Competition
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7
Wearable Boomboxes
Wearable Boomboxes
The Future Mobile Music Device Puts Your Heart on Your Sleeve
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6
Shuffle-Sized Spy Cameras
Shuffle-Sized Spy Cameras
The MP3 Player Hidden Camcorder Lets You Spy on the Fly
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5
Tech Fitness Friends
Tech Fitness Friends
The Philips Activa is Part Trainer, Part MP3 & Part Pedometer
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4
Stuffed Animal Speakers
Stuffed Animal Speakers
The Kuchi-Paku Speakers Let You Play Music on a Plushie
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3
Super-Slim MP3 Players
Super-Slim MP3 Players
Wireless 'Digit' Flashes a Futuristic Fashion Statement
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2
Quirky Media Players
Quirky Media Players
10 Innovative MP3 Player Concepts That Boggle the Mind
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1
Wrist-Bound Music Players
Wrist-Bound Music Players
Dinard Da Mata's MP3 Bracelet is a Fashionable Way to Rock Out
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