Apple iPod touch (2nd generation)
The iPod touch ($229 to $329 list) remains the best portable media player on the market, period. Looking at photos on the iPod touch is a joy with the iPhone-style pinch-and-expand method of zooming. And watching video is the best viewing experience currently available on a portable media player. The glass screen is crisper, brighter, and larger than that of any other device out there.
(as of 12/31/1999 8:00 PM EST - details