6) MP3 Players
If you love to listen to music often, and you will get a lot of use out of an MP3 player, you should avoid buying a generic one. Cheap generic music players tend to be of far lower quality than the major brands. They will often have an exceptionally short battery life, which means you will have to be charging it almost constantly, thus reducing the amount of time you can actually spend listening to music. Even when you do get to listen, it is likely that the sound quality won’t be very good, and the interface software may be outdated and difficult to work with. Additionally, the accessory items it may come with, such as headphones, will not be up to par, and will probably need replacing as well. Therefore, it is better to splurge on a name brand player such as an iPod or a Zune, because they will last for years and will have better and easier to use features.