Over the past year, Apple has reoriented themselves toward a strategy of destroying the general-purpose computer in favor of the iPhone OS walled garden. Consequently, I have returned to my position of the '90s, which is that I would rather use a stone tablet than buy another Apple product.
I currently don't have a music player, and I'm looking for a tiny cheap clip-on thing I can run with. Can anyone recommend something equivalent to the iPod Shuffle that is not from Apple? Bonus points for:
- Apple-like aesthetics: no bigger than the interface requires, dense enough to feel solid, and an inertia tensor as similar as possible to a rectangular brick of the same dimensions
- open: you can put music on it through ordinary USB Storage access, plays Oggs, etc.
- pedometer and/or GPS data logger
Negative bonus points for being from Sony.