My Mother-in-law has decided she wants a DAP. About the only only thing she’ll use it for is listening to podcasts from BBC radio 4 (intelligent speech radio, for those who don’t know). As it’s speech, rather than music, SQ isn’t of primary importance, and she’s got no use at all for fancy stuff like video, photos, bluetooth, wifi, gps or whatever else they’re putting in daps these days
The things that are important are:
- Easy to navigate GUI. Largish text might be an advantage.
- Good integration with easy-to-use podcast software (and radio 4 website)
- Smallish, lightish. She said she liked the look of the nano, but she wasn’t aware that DAPs other than ipods existed…
- I reckon 2-4 Gig of flash will be plenty.
Someone on dapreview.net suggested a sansa clip, which I’ve had a quick look at, and it seems like a nice player, and very suitable, but I haven’t found anything about using it for podcasts. So I’ve come here to ask does anyone use their clip like this? Does it do it well? What software do you use, or recommend?