Compare MP3 Players – abi>>compare *BETA*

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Introducing the latest and greatest feature to your favorite MP3 player site… abi>>compare is a side-by-side comparison engine that will help you select your next MP3 player. In addition to being able compare specs it will allow you to search by and filter by specs. For instance if you are looking for a flash player for between $100-$300 with a minimum of 4GB of memory and at least a QVGA screen, abi>>compare will show you everything available.

The main page, pictured on the left, features the top comparisons and players. On the right side are the filter options that will allow you to search for players with features of your choice. Pictured right is the side-by-side comparison screen. Players can be added or removed on the fly with a simple click.

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Mad props to my cousin Eric from WHTT for programming the hell out of this killer new feature. Thanks for making abi the best place for MP3 player info on the web. If you are not familiar, WHTT is responsible for anythingbutipod’s beautiful site design.

Please not that we are still adding players and you may run into a few bugs- if you do please report them in the abi>>forums.

If you have any feedback or ideas on how we can improve abi>>compare, please let us know as well. Providing information to make your next MP3 player purchase as easy as possible is our ultimate goal.

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brayan27 on November 26, 2007 2:43 PM

oh my god this is awesome. just what i needed!

Joe on November 26, 2007 5:22 PM

The search function doesn’t seem to work – try searching for only “removable battery”

EnzoTen (Grahm) on November 26, 2007 6:38 PM

Thanks for the heads up. We will fix asap. It still is kind of beta.

Anon on November 27, 2007 2:35 PM

On the Music Browsing & Management section the ZEN should be Yes,Yes,Yes. (It says no)

Alex M on November 27, 2007 3:18 PM

my choices come down to the pilot and d2. Due to size, tactile controls, and money, im going for the pilot.

a on November 27, 2007 5:43 PM

great stuff but got some mistakes; example right at the top, the 405. It says 65K colors, its actually 16.7 million, and AAC is one of the formats you get with a plugin not free

EnzoTen (Grahm) on November 27, 2007 8:36 PM

Fixed it thanks. We will be adding an easy way to report inaccurate entries directly on the page.

epp_b on November 29, 2007 6:42 PM

I’ve been waiting for this. Very nice, bit I have a couple of suggestions…This is sort of a “web application” more than a “web page”, so it would be nice to be able to use the entire interface without having the scroll the entire page all over the place. I’d suggest making a bespoke header for this page, one that’s much “shorter” (instead of the rather tall one you usually have).Both the “Top Comparisons” and “Popular Players” lists could be separately scrollable (using an iframe or the CSS overflow property).The feature drill-downs on the left could have a much smaller headings and be just as usable, resulting in less scrolling (maybe this could be separately scrollable as well). Also, it would be nice if these sections “remembered” whether they were opened or closed after submitting the form. Other than that, I’m blown away by how many details you can narrow it down by. This painstaking attention to detail is a perfect example of good web application design and I see it far too seldom. Good job on that bit.The sliders are a nice touch, but it would be convenient to be able to override them with text entry when you want to quickly enter exact values without having to fiddle with the slider until it’s in just the right place.Most pressing, *please* let us compare more than four devices at once. This area is where I’d actually expect, and prefer, to see (horizontal) scrolling. Most people (myself included) would rather have more function than more form in this particular place.Sorry to be so critical, but as they say, you can only be critical of what you love :)

EnzoTen (Grahm) on November 30, 2007 10:30 AM

epp_b,Thanks for the honest and critical feedback it really does help and we do take feedback seriously.The number of comparable items is something we struggled with. Horizontal scroll gets messy in terms of design/URLs and it would also require vertical scroll as well, but i completely see where you are coming from.You other suggestions make a lot of sense too. So thanks again for the feedback

GN on December 3, 2007 8:51 AM

Awesome concept – being able to compare devices between brands is just what i was looking for!Suggestion: I would love to be able to be able to filter the devices by whether they have a harddrive or flash memory, instead of trial-and-(user!)error. (Much like your option of filtering by cost and/or size.)

Vadim P. on December 5, 2007 2:27 PM

Thanks chaps. Any way to lift the 4 player requirement though? Doesn’t have to fit in one screen…

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