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1st Place: Apple iPod touch

What can we say about the iPod touch that hasn't already been said? We all know it has a great interface, that the App Store is home to an huge array of quality applications and that the Retina Display is a beautiful thing to behold. The addition of a camera to this generation iPod touch wasn't a surprise and, FaceTime excepted, it's of little use for more than the occasional quick snapshot or video, but its presence is yet another on the long list of features that keep the iPod touch at the head of a class of one.

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2nd Place: Apple iPod nano

In many ways this generation of iPod nano is a regression. It has a smaller display, doesn't support video playback and no longer has a camera. However, where some will lament the lessened feature set, others will appreciate the size reduction and re-focussed emphasis on making the nano live up to its name and intended purpose as a highly portable player. You'll be paying a premium for the blissfully intuitive touchscreen interface and elegant hardware design, but if you can afford it, the iPod nano is more than a step ahead of the competition.

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3rd Place: Archos 5

When we looked at it all the way back in January the Archos 5 Internet Tablet was close to brilliance, but fell short thanks to dodgy firmware. Since then, however, Archos' engineers have worked hard to fix the device's ailments and now the system is an altogether more attractive proposition. Its 4.8in display is a good size for watching video on the go and extensive audio and video codec support means you won't struggle to get files to play.

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