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Portable Tunes

I have a few gadget-type purchases on my list. I already got the big ol' external hard drive, so cross that off (and color my system backed up for the first time in years). The next things are an LCD monitor and some portable music solution.

The monitor will probably wait until the new year, but the tunes I could use sooner. The cold season has begun, and music is essential fuel for biking in inclement conditions. I've been leaning towards the Shuffle, because it's simple and cheap and seems to fit my needs. I'd have to spring for some different headphones too -- tired of letting Apple brand me, dammit.

Any pointers?