My thing is not actually a quilting tool at all, lol. I just recently bought an MP3 player after I found them on sale at Elder Beerman. It is a 4G one, just an off brand not an IPod or anything, but it had been marked down from $200 to only $45 on a special clearance sale. It took just a bit to figure out how to use it, but once I did I have been loading it with all kinds of stuff to listen to while I quilt - at one point I had 6 hours worth of Alex's pod casts on it
I currently have two different books on tape loaded in (Douglas Preston's Blasphemy
and Lincolin Child's Deep Storm
as well as about 30 music cd's ranging from country, to rock, to musicals and soundtracks. My current favorites for listening have been Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Les Miserables, guess I am on a Broadway kick
We have even gone back and bought a second one (last one in stock at that price, wahoo!) for my dh so he doesn't have to haul his cd's back and forth to work anymore. Anyway, I just love this for listening when I am quilting though, since it is so small it fits in my pocket and it stays out of the way.