My wife wants a new MP3 player for her birthday. I'm a home theater/gaming geek and know absolutely nothing about MP3 players, so I'm looking for recommendations.
My criteria: it must be relatively small, say no bigger than a pack of cards or preferably smaller. Decent sound quality of course, but I don't think she has the most nuanced ear. Easy to use and well designed menu.
That's about it. I dislike the level of control Apple maintains with its products but I would be willing to consider an Ipod if need be.
General (or specific) recommendations?