Too cheap for an iPod touch? Try the Memorex TouchMP

If you've been thinking of getting an iPod touch, but just can't handle forking over the $229 for an 8GB player, Memorex's TouchMP might be the solution you've been waiting for. For under $100, the 8GB TouchMP is a basic MP3 player, and no, it doesn't offer the wireless connection that the iPod touch does.

If you've been thinking of getting an iPod touch, but just can't handle forking over the $229 for an 8GB player, Memorex's TouchMP might be the solution you've been waiting for. For under $100, the 8GB TouchMP is a basic MP3 player, and no, it doesn't offer the wireless connection that the iPod touch does. But, it does have a fancy touchscreen, so if that's your thing, you'll probably like the TouchMP.

The TouchMP has a 2.8-inch, 320 x 240 QVGA color display with an intuitive user interface. The player can hold up to 2,000 songs, and has a digital FM radio.

CNET gave the TouchMP a pretty good review; here's what they said:

"The TouchMP is the best MP3 player we've seen out of Memorex, and it strikes a good balance of price, design, and features. That said, unless you're drawn to the novelty of its touch-screen interface, there are better values to be had for less than $100."

So, if you're set on having an MP3 player with a touchscreen, the TouchMP may be the recession-friendly way to go. If you're open to having a personal music player that doesn't feature a touchscreen, there are other options for under $100 that may suit your fancy.