Or at least my beloved iRiver is unable to stop – unless by means of the remote control. After two years faithful service, my 20Gb container of my entire music collection is giving up the ghost. That’s a slight exageration really; it still works just as it did before with the exception of the Stop/Off button on the actual player. I can get round this by using the remote – so there’s not so much urgency, but it’s still going to be pretty annoying. Particularly in the car, when I don’t usually have the remote out (I play it through the car stereo before you have visions of me driving along with headphones on!!)

I’ve been vaguely thinking of upgrading it anyway to the latest H10 model (this one can view photos and you can record from the built in radio), but this kind of makes my decision for me.