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I bought this for my 9 year old son. He likes the games and music but doesn't like that you can't call using it. He is pretty much attached to it all day. It doesn't have the most elegant ui but it's simple to use and just works. The fact it has a speaker is a big plus so you dont need headphones all the time.
My son is instantly dancing around and very happy! He is 18 mos old. Has a couple pretty good songs so far. Will let you know how it holds up. Just got it today. I wanted a music speaker for my son, that was simple and had more music that wasnt lame! Most things are either headphone only, no internal memory, lame songs, have horrible reviews, or have a USB stick that my son can easily break inside of it. I love the idea that it is expandable, and the microsd slot is very hard for a small child to mess with. I love the idea that it has a couple games. His first simple games when he gets old enough!(if it lasts, fingers crossed) Its boxed well. When I received it I almost thought it was a gift from someone else, box is cute and very easy to gift! It has a LCD type screen and I'm really impressed with the quality. I would have LOVED this as a kid, teenager or honestly, for camping trips and stuff as an adult. You can use headphones too! It's a win win!
I bought this for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas. It was just right! I really love the external speaker so we can listen to music together (like you might do from your phone). Other people mentioned that the radio doesn't work well, and that's true. We live in a big Midwest City and can only get one station. The games are basic, but cute. The layout is easy enough for my daughter. The battery life is long, and the limits on the volume really works well to protect their ears from hearing damage (research this bc ear buds are awful!). But the limit is safe. Now some people mentioned buying these for a 2 year old (first of all, really?), and it's no where near simple enough for really young kids. I would estimate it would start at a saavy 5 year old being able to operate. Cute design, it is smaller than I thought (look at the specs). Hands down, I'm satisfied. Great option to give music with protection from functions of internet and cellphone, with a splash of games, good battery, and hearing protection built in :)
We got this as a Christmas gift for a 5 year old. I LOVE IT! It's easy enough to use that he can do it on his own. So far, we haven't run out of space with two dozen songs and some podcasts. It will hold "pictures" but they are grainy like from a really old cell phone. But - I didn't buy it for that. The sound is good quality. I like that it's not ridiculously loud. If you want it louder - attach a speaker OR headphones. I haven't timed the battery life - but it goes for hours. Still running strong 4 months later. I haven't put any of the MP3's on (my husband does that) - but he seemed to figure it out easily and quickly.
This endorsement is somewhat unique. I have a son who is 44 and has complicated mental disabilities who loves music, but finding an MP3 player for him which is simple but robust the same time has been difficult. This unit is as close to ideal as I can find. Tough enough so it doesn’t break but inexpensive enough that if he loses it, it doesn’t break the bank. Not bad either for 70 year old like me either.
Even when my videos were in the specified format I could not get them to work on this MP3 player. However, I asked about it on this product’s Q&A section and I was given the link to a free video converter which worked just fine. The video quality isn’t the greatest and the screen is very small but, hey! it’s good enough for my almost 2 year old and we’re happy with it. Some people complain about sound quality, but it exceeded my expectations. All in all we’re glad we bought it.
My kids have absolutely love these. They're pretty easy to use. The sound quality is very reasonable. I really love the volume limit setting. My kids are 3 and 5. Now they can listen to their story books!