They’re finally killing the iPod.

When it was new, it was laughable to think about getting one, given the expense – so I grew up with some off-brand MP3 players before my first iPod, and I still hold affection for the genre.

A SanDisk option is the obvious one if you’re looking for decent quality; Coby was the one I had, but it seems to no longer exist.

SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 Player with MicroSD Card & FM Tuner, 8GB | Western Digital

Side note: why do the premium options not have FM options anymore? I remember recording Panic! at the Disco songs off the radio on my little MP3 player and feeling like a criminal wizard. Maybe that’s why – it doesn’t drive spending.

Should an MP3 player be a panda?

RUIZU 16GB MP3 Player for Kids, Cute Panda Portable Music Player MP3, Child MP3 Player with Bluetooth 5.0, Speaker, FM Radio, Voice Recorder, Alarm Clock, Stopwatch, Pedometer, Support up to 64GB -

The more fun versions are on AliExpress, though. Default to assuming that these don’t come with the SD card (“TF card”) you’d need.

The serious music lover’s option, obviously:

3.21US $ 36% OFF|Brand New Cute Cartoon Mini Portable MP3 Player Support TF Card MP3 Player Button USB2.0 Interface Suitable Apply to giveaways| | - AliExpress

Want a cookie?

3.8US $ 35% OFF|Cute Cartoon Mp3 Small and Portable Student Miniclip Sports Fitness Card High Quality Music Player Children Holiday Gifts| | - AliExpress

Baymax, somehow?

1.23US $ 27% OFF|6 Mini Mp3 Players Micro Sd Tf Card Slot Ren Gift Battery - AliExpress

There are a lot of hilariously tiny options patterned after various iPod models.

0.49US $ 50% OFF|Portable Metal Screenless Card Mp3 Iron Clip Mp3 Player Student Sports Player Creative Mp3 Player Gift|Car MP3 Players| - AliExpress

How about headphones with the MP3 player built in?

23.75US $ 5% OFF|Earphones and Headphone Wireless Headset Macaron Color Headphones Mp3 Player TD Card with Bluetooth 5.0 and Microphone for Music|Bluetooth Earphones & Headphones| - AliExpress

This one’s cheating a bit because it’s not got a headphone jack that I can see, so it’s more of a musical speaker, but…

31.31US $ 19% OFF|Bluetooth Audio U Disk TF Card MP3 Player FM Radio Wireless HiFi Speaker Home Decoration Bass Horn Mobile Phone Call Speakers|Portable Speakers| - AliExpress

Please hit me up if you have good examples of this frosted Y2K look in an MP3 player still available.