Our Favorite Hot MP3 Player From 2005 Still On Walmart Shelves

Our Favorite Hot MP3 Player From 2005 Still On Walmart Shelves

In our recurring Raiders of the Lost Walmart series, we’ve become slightly obsessed with the MobiBLU MP3 player. That’s the tiny, cube-shaped music device that hit stores in 2005 and, for some reason, is still on the shelves at a comically high price. Every time a reader submits a new one, we wonder how this is even possible. [More]

Bad news about that Walmart Music Store though

Walmart Marks Ancient MP3 Player Down To Slightly Less Hilarious Price

We have great news for fans of obsolete technology! If you’ve been waiting to get hold of an MP3 player that’s old enough to receive its First Communion, you don’t have to pay Walmart’s high price of $109.72 for one. No, the glorious MobiBlu is now on clearance for only $60. [More]

Your musical re-education starts here.

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Can Get You VHS Tapes And The Greatest Hits Of 2007

Our readers aren’t just ordinary blog tipsters: you’re retail archaeologists. Consumerists across the nation explore discount stores and sale racks, searching for gems of outdated technology. You are the finders of ancient digital junk. You are the Raiders of the Lost Walmart. [More]

Report: Apple May Phase Out Older iPods

Report: Apple May Phase Out Older iPods

As Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 5 next week, it also may soon bring down the hammer on the long-beloved but now largely obsolete iPod Shuffle and iPod Classic. [More]

Apple Replaces The Out-Of-Warranty iPod Touch I Broke For Free

Apple Replaces The Out-Of-Warranty iPod Touch I Broke For Free

Unlike houseplants, iPod Touches don’t take kindly to watering. After Emily accidentally victimized her device in such a manner, she contacted Apple to see what it would cost to replace it. When she balked at the price, a helpful customer service rep sent her a free one. [More]

If You're Looking For An Outdated, Barely Usable MP3 Player, Walmart's Got You Covered

If You're Looking For An Outdated, Barely Usable MP3 Player, Walmart's Got You Covered

Sean discovered this forgotten relic of the MP3 player evolution on clearance at his local Walmart. He may have slipped through some sort of flux capacitor-facilitated wormhole that took him into a bygone era. At least that’s what we’re hoping. [More]

iPod Explodes In Class, Killing Nobody

iPod Explodes In Class, Killing Nobody

An iPod erupted on a high school science room desk in Pentucket Regional High School in, MA yesterday. Supposedly… [More]

Apple Store Manager Gives iPod To Soldier Who Mangled His In Afghanistan

Apple Store Manager Gives iPod To Soldier Who Mangled His In Afghanistan

Remember Aaron, the Marine who wrecked his 120GB iPod Classic in Afghanistan by accidentally letting it get run over by a Humvee, then slamming it in a Humvee door?

Marine Declares War On iPod, Which Lives To Tell The Tale

Marine Declares War On iPod, Which Lives To Tell The Tale

If you thought it was impressive that an iPod could survive a nine-story fall into the Pittsburgh G20 riots, just wait until you hear about the perils that befell an iPod belonging to Aaron, a Marine deployed in Afghanistan.

iPod Survives Nine-Storey Plunge Into G20 Riots

iPod Survives Nine-Storey Plunge Into G20 Riots

While leaning out her dorm window to watch some riots — hell, what else is there to do in Pittsburgh? — Bob’s daughter’s iPod decided it’d had enough of this world and took a swan dive into oblivion.

Get Half Off New Mp3 Player In Creative MP3 Player Class Action

If you bought a Creative MP3 player in the past…

Geeks.com Sells MP3 Player Without Manual. CSR: "You won't need one."

Geeks.com Sells MP3 Player Without Manual. CSR: "You won't need one."

Reader Sarah expected to receive a manual and software with the Creative Zen Micro she ordered from Geeks.com, but received neither. When she called to complain, a CSR told her the following:

“Oh, don’t even worry about that. These are SO easy to use, you won’t need a manual! I mean, if you had bought some cheap piece of Chinese crap, we would have had to supply a manual. But the Creative players are GREAT. You won’t need one.”

Sarah’s full email, after the jump.

Slideon: The Mp3/Video Player With Sliding iPod Killer Controls

Slideon: The Mp3/Video Player With Sliding iPod Killer Controls

This audio/video player designed by Consumerist Flickr pool member unleashedlive features a sliding control panel that hides under the playing screen, just like with a slider cellphone. The maker of this 3d rendering says it would use flash memory and be chargeable via the headphone jack.

Creative Advertises FM Radio Recording, Kindly Revokes It

Creative Advertises FM Radio Recording, Kindly Revokes It

If you tell someone you bought a Creative mp3 player, chances are their first question to you is going to be, “Why didn’t you just buy an iPod?” Pay these people no mind: they are Apple zealots and will burn in hell. After all, an iPod doesn’t let you record FM radio on the fly, does it? ‘Ey?

Blogobitchin!

• For some reason, we get a chuckle over the screen saying, “File System NAND Start.” It also rhymes with, “Gotta go K-Mart.” [Tim Ellsworth] “Don’t Buy Any Audiovox products”

How DRM Affects Battery Life

How DRM Affects Battery Life

With all the furor over DRM lately, CNet asked itself the simple question, “How does DRM affect battery life on your iPod?” As you might expect, the answer is — badly.

Lease Your Way to the Hi-Tech Stratosphere

Lease Your Way to the Hi-Tech Stratosphere

Four years ago she bought two Creative Zen 40GBs for under $300 apiece, along with a 2-year Replacement Plan for $40.