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Browsing the shelves of MP3 players in the airport duty-free shops? Look out for one of these new models:

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Creative Nomad MuVo2 This new release, pictured left, isn't the flashiest player around, but it's a good entry-level choice for a teenager or a relative. Its capacity of 850 songs will comfortably hold the entire Linkin Park and So Solid Crew back catalog, while the simple plug-and-play, drag-and-drop functionality makes operation a breeze.

Rio Karma Long battery life, a generous 20-GB storage capacity and sleek, ergonomic design make this a great traveling companion—especially...

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