Audio Book Devices

Downloading and listening to audio books and music on portable devices has become a typical activity for an increasing number of individuals.

Portable audio device manufacturers continually advance products with the ever growing listeners’ requirements and provide updated and upgraded technologically that will accommodate audio book and music enthusiasts.

If you are passionate about audio books, or your music, you will want a portable device that provides the very paramount in smartness, storage, memory, battery life, portability, stylishness and, cost.

The information contained herein is dedicated to portable listening devices for the purpose in downloading and listening to audiobooks and music. It does not necessarily include multiple capabilities for readers of eBooks and viewing videos. This article does not discuss other devices, such as tablets and other manufacturer’s Smartphones, although they can be compatible and accommodate audio and or video and ebook applications.

There are many manufacturers offering portable listening devices and music players including portable media centers such as Apple, Creative Labs, Samsung, Toshiba, and others.

Many devices include the very same features with equivalent options. However, to experience the best possible options when listening to audiobooks, it is recommended you purchase devices that support bookmarking including full time stamping and have a minimum of 1Gigabyte storage capacity.

On average, quality audio book file sizes are a bare minimum of 140-200 MB. However, it is not unusual to download audiobooks with 500 to 800 Megabytes, especially those with numerous chapters.

Not all portable listening devices support all audiobook file formats. There are many that will support file formats for most types.

The following list includes device players compatible with the most popular type audio book file formats and if ‘Bookmarking’ is an available option:

 

Apple iPhone 3G, 4G, 5G

Storage: 8–16 GB

Bookmarking: no

Required Software: iTunes

Apple iPod Classic

Storage: 120 GB

Bookmarking: no

Required Software: iTunes

Apple iPod Mini 3rd Generation

Storage: 4–6 GB

Bookmarking: no

Required Software: iTunes

Apple iPod Nano

1st Generation

Storage: 4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Required Software: iTunes

Apple iPod Nano

2nd Generation

Storage: 2–4GB

Bookmarking: no

Required Software: iTunes

Apple iPod Touch

Storage: 8–64 GB

Bookmarking: no

Required Software: iTunes

Archos 104

Storage: 4–6 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Archos 605 Wi-Fi

Storage: 30–160 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Archos Gmini 402

Storage: 4–20 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Coby MP305

Storage: 4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Cowon iAUDIO7

Storage: 4–16 GB

Bookmarking: no

Creative Zen X-Fi

Storage: 8–32 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Creative Zen

Storage: 2–8 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Creative Zen Mosaic

Storage: 2–8 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Creative Zen Stone Plus

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Creative ZenV Plus

Storage: 2–8 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Creative Zen Vision M

Storage: 30–60 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Creative Zen

Vision W

Storage: 30–60 GB

Bookmarking: yes

Ematic EM104VID

Storage: 4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Latte Neon M3

Storage: 2–4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Memorex MMP8567

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

Microsoft Zune

2nd Generation

Storage: 4–16 GB

Bookmarking: no

Required Software: Zune

Philips Go Gear

SA4425

Storage: 4–6 GB

Bookmarking: yes

RCA TH1010

Storage: 1 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung K3

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung S3

Storage: 4–8 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung S5

Storage: 2–4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung T10

Storage: 4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung T7J

Storage: 512 MB, 1 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung U5

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung YP-K3

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

Samsung Z5

Storage: 4 GB

Bookmarking: no

SanDisk Sansa Clip

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

SanDisk Sansa e250

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

SanDisk Sansa Fuze

Storage: 2-4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Sony Walkman E438F

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

Sony Walkman

NWZ-B135F

Storage: 2 GB

Bookmarking: no

Sony Walkman

NWZ-S615F

Storage: 4 GB

Bookmarking: no

Toshiba Gigabeat

MEV30K

Storage: 4 GB

Bookmarking: no

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