An MP3 player of pro's and con's.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 July 2019
Okay, i've been using this for almost a month now, so feel qualified to comment on this MP3 player from my experience with it. I was expecting good things from this MP3 player from the description, and i does do some things well, but it's good it's good and bad aspects, i'll start with the good points.
1. You can choose to all songs from the on-beard memory, or SD card, or any folders on either, which is good, also, good SD card size capability.
2. Has a built in speaker, though don't expect great sound quality, though could be useful for when you're browsing tracks or want to listen to a voice recording.
3. Slim and has a sturdy feel to it and good screen size.
4. Turns on or off very quickly.
5. You can delete tracks etc on the player itself, no need to plug it into a PC etc to do it.
6. It has the date and time on the main screen, and you can set an alarm and it has a stop-watch.
Now the bad.
1. The touch screen buttons only light up when you touch them, which seems redundant as your fingers already over and covering it by them when they do light up. It would have been nice if they lit up as long as the screen is active, to make the buttons findable when listening in the dark, but as it is, being touch sensitive, it's hard to press the right spot when you can't see or feel the buttons, missed opportunity.. and sometimes they don't feel overly sensitive. These aspects have actually put me off a player with touch sensitive buttons, and am now looking for a player with proper physical feel-able buttons.
2. When you hold th button to scroll through the songs, it doesn't speed up, so if you have a lot of songs on your play list, it can take ages to get to the song you are looking for. What they should have done, is make it get faster the longer you hold it, and the first letter come up, so you know roughly where you are on your song list, but it doesn't do that.
3. You have to get the software to play video's by emailing the manufacturer. Why not just have it pre-installed and ready to go.
4. The screen only uses a small portion to display the songs thumbnail images, and even then the track info is in faily small letters, a lot of wasted screen space...
5. The player seems to power on on it's own. I often go to turn it on and find its already on (music not playing but the player is on), so have turned it on and found that power has been drained because its been on for a period of time. Maybe a lock button would prevent this if its a case of the power button being tapped or something, but there isn't a lock button, another downside with this player.
6. The folder icon would have been much better if placed next to the Music icon, but instead, you have to scroll through to find the the folders one if you want to listed to a specific folder of music.. having them next to each other would have been far more convenient, or the ability to arrange the icons yourself.
7. You only have a choice of pre-made sound equaliser options, which don't seem much different to each other. It would have been a lot better to be able to set your own equaliser levels (such as treble/bass etc) individually.
I will end by saying that this does do its job as an MP3 player as such, but the little niggle downsides i mentioned, do annoy me a little, so i'm personally looking for another player now, but if the downsides i mentioned are not an issue for you, then there is no reason why you wouldn't be happy with this player.
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