i finally found an mp3 player i LIKE. (the ear buds are another matter)
it’s 2″ wide and 1.5″ tall and takes an SD card.
i wanted to find one with removable\expandable memory
as i have several toys which now take the SD cards it’s very convenient.
this doesn’t even have internal memory of it’s own – and my laptop has an SD slot right in the front, so i can move files at will, without usb cords.