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Just received today. Very happy that all my music fit on it. I have about 1,000 songs or 60 hours of music (mostly mp3)and took up only 5gb of the nearly 16 gb available. Theres an sd card slot, but I'm glad I don't have to buy the extra storage space at this time. Equalizer function is super nice to customize your sound. I did not try the included ear buds yet, but the sound quality was great with my apple ear buds. I plugged it in and it immediately synced to my computer and windows media player without issue. It transferred the music and all of the album clipart flawlessly . For well under $30 this little mp3 player seems to work Just as well as the $100 Sony mp3 player that it replaced. It is plastic and very light weight and a bit cheap feeling. But for the price and how it sounds, I'm very happy with it.
I brought the RUIZU MP3 Player to use to listen to my albums. I would have my album folders with the track numbers in it's proper order. I would drag the folder into the player, but when I would open an album and play it, it would start on track 7 instead of the beginning. Then I notice on another album it did not have all of the tracks that I had in the folder.
This player along with others that are similar are not album friendly. They are good for listening to podcasts or if you are the type of person that just listens to one particular song from an artist and then move on to the next. I have Soul and Jazz albums I like to listen to like I would on vinyl. Maybe I'm old school like that, but thats how I like to listen to my music.
I have always carried some sort of MP3 player on my person pretty consistently since around 2006. MOSTLY, these have all been iPods, with only 2-off brand devices ever being used,(this one is #3). My most recent iPod purchase was, I believe, 2016. The problem with iPods is that they are no longer being produced; any you can still buy were built a long time ago. This means that: the batteries in them are of an older tech type than is available for battery construction today and; these batteries were built a long time ago. With older tech of these batteries, combined with their age, I've learned that they just don't hold up anymore. As a disappointed iPod fan-boy who just wanted what he's always had, I had to turn to other options as my previous iPod's battery life was just basically nonexistant even though it was a fairly new purchase. So I decided to take a gamble and try out this device, and I'm very glad that I did. I can listen to this device for most of the day every day and only have to charge it every 3 days or so. (Seriously, it's playing for probably 12 hours a day at loud volume so this is pretty darn good in my opinion). As a Winter outdoors enthusiast, I've brought this device with me on several long winter hikes through deep snow in Wisconsin. Hikes in subzero temperatures lasting 5-6 hours each, constant playing, this device didn't mind and kept working flawlessly. Most other devices die after a couple hours even though there were at full & fresh charge when I started, just because they can't handle the cold. This device worked GREAT in the cold-- so if you're looking for a rugged device that you can bring with you then I suggest this one. Very light-weight, I also like it's buttons and control scheme, pretty intuitive. Since the buttons are in fact actually BUTTONS and not some lame touch-screen, I have no problem controlling the device if my hands are wet and sweaty, which is always my pet peeve with the touch screen devices (or an iPod scroll-wheel). Lots of memory, I hold as much music as I want and a great folder system easy to organize any way you want. Not sure what else to say. This device is rugged and reliable and worth every penny.
An MP3 player has one basic job, that is to play MP3's. By default it should do it in proper track order (unless you pick shuffle).
This player just can't do that one simple task correctly. I tried copying files to it. The tracks showed up in some random order under the albums. I tried syncing my music. The tracks showed up in alphabetic order. WTF? Who listens to an album in alphabetical order. WTF? I tried using Drivesort to arrange the music. But song 10 kept showing up between songs 1 and 2.
Bottom line, this player is a failure with very cheaply written firmware on it. I tried several other cheap knock off brand MP3 players and not a single one of them would play songs in the correct order. They all appear to use the same faulty firmware. Don't waste your money on this player.
I just received my item, it is amazing. It is exactly what I am looking for in a mp3 player. You can play music by artist, album, genre, folder or playlist. I love players with these options. Last year my sansa mp3 player of 17 years has died. I spent money trying to find one that comes close to the sansa I had, only to be let down and out of money. However, this player is the answer to my prayers.
PROS: It is easy to navigate and to download music. You have the option to download ebooks and videos although the screen is small. If you are online when downloading music, the lyrics will often download to the player, which is a nice unexpected aspect. It has fm radio, the player also has the Tetris game and 1 other game to play, a nice bonus. The player also has a second off button, to completely turn off the device to save battery power, a really excellent idea.
CONS: powered by internal battery. I prefer mp3 players with removable batteries that way I will always have music to listen to. The old sansa player got me through the summer blackout of 2003 and through hurricane sandy. All I had to do was change the batteries. If this player was operated by aa/ aaa batteries it will be perfect.
I am going to purchase another one as a back up player. I highly recommend this player.
As I'm writing this, I am purchasing a different MP3 player. This one worked for about a year before the regular usage has made it questionably inefficient. Mine now doesn't indicate if it's been fully charged or not, nor does it turn on properly when you flick the power switch into the "ON" position. A couple times it DID work, the screen looked like a clown vomitted confetti. The device was decent when it worked, (I enjoyed the radio function when my music got repetitive) but as others have said, there's really no way to make a playlist beyond making individual folders. I did enjoy that there was a 1.5x and 2.0x tempo option, but the menus were a bit too complex to page through. Also, you can cause the MP3 player to glitch if you upload an MP4 into it by mistake and then you have to remove that file.
Ordered on April 22, 2019 (Questionably Inefficient as of November 25, 2020)
Couple of things to note: -button commands can be a little funky--read the owner's manual -comes with cheap, virtually useless earphones -comes with charger -sound quality is fine on decent output hardware--little bass heavier than what i'm used to for default -does not work with iTunes and does not access the internet -file transfer easily done via computer click and drag, copy/cut and paste, or whatever. no need to install a third party software. -song names show up as file name instead of song title if they're different under properties if you're picky about that -does expand with micro sd as stated, though you may need to use a key or something to make sure the sd card goes in all the way and locks in place. kinda hurt my finger a bit trying before i resorted to the key. --on that note, files saved to the micro sd may show up on another external drive on your computer, and the files on it are not lumped together with the files on the device's main storage, but can be accessed through another menu selection. something to keep in mind if you want all your music in one place rather than split up!! -decent battery life
i have not tried using it for photo or video storage, and i wouldn't recommend it because the screen quality looks like an old flip phone i have not yet tried the radio either since i rarely use it i have not yet tried the voice recording so i can't say much for its quality either
overall, beyond my expectations for the price. my 16 gig ipod ran out of space for my music library since i follow a lot of artists on bandcamp and soundcloud and stuff so my library is always expanding--so i'm glad a 128gb micro sd goes in just fine. arrived quickly and in perfect condition.