I typically like listening to music while I ride and I had been using a portable CD player for awhile and needed a change. Taking one CD with me on my ride and listening to those same 10-12 songs throughout my ride got rather boring. I went to the mall the other day and bought a Apple IPod Mini capable of holding 1,000 songs. I currently have 658 songs stored onto my IPod with a wrist band for biking. It makes life a heck of a lot easier. No more skipping and I have more of a selection fo rmusic .