Sony MiniDisc player
This was my first MiniDisc player. I don't remember much about it, though I do remember future models didn't come with such a cool in-line remote.
This attractive player survived a drop down the side of a cliff face in Wales. What's more, it only had one small dent as a result. The player was the only thing inside a small rucksack I was carrying at the time, apart from a box of MiniDiscs that sadly didn't survive the fall.
It took the best part of 2 hours to wind our way down the mountain and locate the bag. It had come to a halt about 20m from the edge of a small lake. I was fully prepared to find the battered remains of my precious player. But no, it was almost completely unscathed and was fully functional for the two years that followed.
I don't know what came of it once it was replaced. It was long before I was selling stuff on eBay, so it must be around somewhere. Safe to say, I don't expect my iPod classic to survive any plummets down the sides of mountains. -Nate Lanxon