I’ve had a Marriott Rewards card for a few years now. Good discounts on hotels (and good perks when staying), free nights are easy to redeem, and points aren’t hard to rack up. And now that they bought SPG there are a lot of hotel options to choose from. I can’t really compare it against any other hotel card but I’ve…
The World of Hyatt Card. Valuable points, annual free night, automatic (low) status, huge sign-up bonus, great return on Hyatt spend, and decent return in other categories. Plus only a $95 annual fee.
Free one night stay at any Marriott property every year, up to 50,000 points.
Automatic Gold Elite status.
15 Elite night credits every year.
$300 travel credit every year.
Global Entry/TSA Pre credit.
Complementary Priority Pass Select lounge access.
6x points earned for every dollar spent or or at Marriott properties.
In general, I’m not a huge fan of branded (hotel, airline) credit cards, but I signed up for this one. I got it on the 2 free night (+$50 statement credit) sign on bonus and used them on the Park Hyatt in NYC. The normal rate on that hotel with taxes for 2 nights was $1900 (Way overpriced). The points also tend to be…
Hilton Amex Aspire. It’s expensive, $450, but you get 2 free nights, huge bonus points and Diamond status, which gets you into executive lounge, if available as well as other perks.
The Hyatt Card, Free night (and easy to redeem at good properties internationally , and that sign up bonus is very valuable.
How about buying an iPod classic on eBay, then doing a battery replacement and SSD upgrade? What’s the point of spending a couple hundred bucks on a portable media player that looks exactly like your smartphone, but shittier?
How funny, I just bought a dedicated MP3 player last week and it felt like a stupid purchase at the time but I ended up feeling like I’d rediscovered something precious I thought was gone forever at the bottom of a junk drawer.
I still have an iPod Classic in the box ready to put music on it when i start feeling nostalgic
I’m dreading when my nano gives out for the same reason: I don’t want my phone to be my music player for a lot of things. I hate the armband holders for phones when you’re running or working out. The waistband ones bounce too much because phones are so big now. And there’s a certain amount of wear and tear that…
I personally would recommend the Sony NW-A55 Walkman! It’s got great support for music formats, an easy to use interface, has APTX HD and LDAC support, MicroSD cards, and you can get it for around $200!
I’m apparently the only person in the world left who doesn’t want to lug a phone around when working out or working in the yard. Looking forward to some good recommendations to replace my iPod nano that no longer holds a charge.
I’m still using my Sansa clip and my wife is using the zip clip . It's amazing and is still going strong.
for the price conscious, i just run with the sandisk sport clip. 30 bucks, and decent storage. i always feel nervous taking a 100 dollar plus media player to the gym, as that is a land of clanking 45 pound plates just waiting to void your warrenty.
You can probably find a cheap prepaid phone or a pre-owned phone to use. I know it's not a dedicated media player but it'll be cheaper and you'll have a back up phone just in case.
This is me, I like dedicated music players and I'm still using an iPod (2013 model). I'm thinking about upgrading to the newest iPod model just because there isn't any other decimated offline music player I know of that has apps that can do Spotify offline and podcasts.
If you REALLY want a dedicated device for portably storing and playing back a fairly large music library, it’s pretty trivial nowadays to hop on eBay and buy an iPod Classic that has been modified to use flash storage to increase the storage capacity significantly - some models up to a terabyte or more. Of course,…
I use my old iphones. I have a 4S that is still kicking as an ‘iPod’ in my car. Going to migrate to an old iPhone 6 soon as the 4S is barely holding on anymore.
I love my little SanDisk Clip (Sports+ version). It’s only 16 GB, but I don’t need my *entire* music library with me when I’m climbing or out and about, so this works great for me...plus it has an FM tuner. I love it mostly because of its Bluetooth connectivity for my headphones and earbuds, and so I can stuff this in…