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Selecting The Mini Disc Player That Is Best For You

Aug 18, 2007
Mini disc players are specialized audio devices that are capable of playing mini discs, which are discs similar to a traditional CD but smaller in size. There are a number of different mini disc players available on the market, from those that are small, lightweight and easily portable to larger devices. Before purchasing a mini disc player, it is important to have a good idea of what you will use the disc player for and to consider all of the options available to you.

To Record or Not to Record

Most people that purchase a mini-disc player do so with the intention of recording with the device. Be aware that there are many models that only play mini discs. Therefore, if you intend to make recordings, be sure the model you select has this capability. For ease of use, look for a model that has easy push buttons for recording.

Consider Size and Durability

If you plan to use your mini disc in your car, it might not be too much of a problem if it is a bit on the bulkier side. If, on the other hand, you intend to wear your mini-disc player when you go out for a jog, it is a good idea to find a model that is smaller and lightweight.

Similarly, if you wish to use your mini disc player while working out, look into getting an anti-skip model. The anti-skip feature allows the disc player to actually read ahead on your disk and save it to memory. That way, if it receives a jarring that would normally cause it to skip, it can play on flawlessly.

Keeping an Eye on Battery Life

As with a traditional CD player, a mini disc player is powered by AA batteries. In order to make sure your have endless musical play, look for a mini disc player that has a battery life indicator that clearly tells you how much juice is left in your batteries. That way, you can be sure to replace the batteries before the power runs out.

Staying Informed

For added convenience, you might want to consider purchasing a mini disc player with a clear display track. If you wish to stay completely informed about what you are listening to, look for a disc player that displays title information through a bright and easy to read LCD screen.
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