I have had a refund for my defective md player, and have been advised to move on, that md is dying. I know a fair bit about mp3, but not enough to choose, so please help. I need 20gb minimum, the longest battery life possible, preferably the ability to edit away from my Mac, and a budget of up to £180. Because I use a Mac, the obvious choose is iPod, and despite the brand wars evident in these forums, I have no brand bias. Sony would be my first choice, if only they were Mac friendly, because of battery life. Sony technical dept. don't know if their new software will be Mac friendly. At the moment it comes down to Archos 202, with 17 hours of battery life but very basic interfacing, or iPod, with 15 hours(?) battery life, and very good editing. Are my assumptions correct? I would appreciate any user info to help me decide. I'm not very technical, I don't know what the 'gaps' constantly referred to are, or what is meant by mass storage. Please help, even little bits of info help. Possibly I should wait to see what Apple will come up with before Christmas, I don't mind waiting.