Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: MP3 Player, 16GB MP3 Player with Bluetooth 4.0, Portable HiFi Lossless Sound MP3 Music Player with FM Radio Voice Recorder E-Book 2.4'' Screen, Support up to 128GB (Headphone, Sport Armband Included)
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Overall I like the form factor and feel of the device. I was disappointed to find I can only setup 3 playlists and can't name the playlists other than the default "Playlist 1, Playlist 2" etc. Adding mp3 files to a playlist is long and tedious. I have audiobooks that have 50+ chapters. Adding the mp3's one at a time is annoyingly time consuming. It would be nice if there was an app that would allow me to add files and drag\drop them into the correct order. Using folders as playlists is fine except when all the files in one folder finish it starts playing from the next folder. The sleep timer and auto shut off don't seem to work at all. UPDATE: I figured out how to create my own playlists: 1. Format the device (this will delete all your content and erase all folders but you can re-create the folders when the device is connected to your PC. 2. I'm using an app called Playlist Creator 3.6.2 3 connect the device to your PC and create 3 folders Music, Audiobooks (if u use them) and Playlists 4 Add content back to the device in the appropriate folders. 5. Open Playlist Creator. Drag the content you want to make a playlist out of into the player. 6. Make sure the output type is set to .m3u. 7. Copy the playlist to the device. put it into the playlist folder. When u go to the playlist menu you will see the 3 standard playlists (Playlist1, Playlist2 etc.) but your playlist will be there too.
I bought one of these for my oldest son (14), and he enjoyed it so much that his younger brother (13) wanted one as well for his birthday. They enjoy not just the music, but the extra features like the microphone and being able to read books (formatted as text files - you can't use epub or other book formats). Getting music from my computer onto the MP3 player wasn't too bad, and the boys soon got the hang of getting the player to do what they wanted. The problem I have is with the seller, who included with the second MP3 player a card promising that I had won a 50% rebate for the cost of purchasing it. I was a little skeptical, but thought I'd look into it. I follow the instructions on the card (email the seller with the order number), and right away he emails back asking for all this other information, including my Paypal. I tried writing back several times but just got the same instructions mailed back to me over and over. It smells very fishy to me. So I have no problem with the MP3 player - it's not flashy, but for the money it does what it says it will do. But beware if you get one of those little cards as well.
This is a very basic product. However the sound playback is better than I expected (when listening via headphones or portable speakers). The playback via device speaker is mediocre. This device is NOT touchscreen which takes getting used to in this day & age. The device comes with a usb cord for device transfer & battery charging but is very short and does NOT come with the charger base. The headphone port is on the bottom of the device which also takes getting used to. The kit comes with an arm band holder that has an open spot for access to both the headphone and usb ports but NOT for the power or volume buttons on the side of the device. This is frustrating because the screen eventually turns off (to save battery) so if I want to change the song, I have to blindly locate the power button through the band material & press it really hard to turn the screen back on. Good thing is, you can press the buttons on the front of the device through the plastic cover of the armband holder.
The MAIN issue I have is the advertised picture is a little misleading because album art does NOT show on this device. Lastly, one thing I really like about this device is that there's a feature that can speed up or slow down the tempo of a song. There's always that one song that would sound great if it was more upbeat, so this feature is great for that.
Overall, if you are looking for a very simple device to play your music, this is great. This is nowhere near a mini tablet or upscale multimedia device.
My Touchscreen Zune HD died after 10 years so I needed a new Mp3 player. Positives: + Pretty cheap + Comes with arm band + Plug in Computer and put songs into folders without 3rd party software (my Zune needed Zune Player to upload songs)
Negatives: - Unlike every smart phone that is made these days, volume buttons are on the bottom right, very uncomfortable to use - touch button are not very touch sensitive, gotta press relatively hard on them compare to touch screen - User Interface is awful: - Something is wrong with shuffle mode. For example if you are listening to song A then press next to listen to Song B, when you press back button to go back to song A it won't. It will choose a random song, like song C. If you press forward it won't go back to song B, but will find another random song. So it's not shuffle, it's random. - If you have like 1,000 songs in one folder or playlist searching by song name, artist or whatever is limited to scrolling the entire thing (with analog buttons it is extra pain to scroll since you can't just flick the screen). For example, Zune would let you skip to a specific letter.
I looked at pictures of other Mp3 players and they are all similar design and have similar User Inferace. I think they are all made in a same factory but have slightly different shell and different button design for inferface.
I am scratching my head at all the positive reviews of this item. If you have ever used an iPod you will likely find the user experience quite different from what you expect. Having said that, I have not found a better player for the price.
Pro: The ability to use a microSD card greatly expands the storage capability The audio quality is good. Loading music is drop-n-drag to a folder
Con: The screen is not touch sensitive so you have to repeatedly click the arrow button to navigate around. The unit is much heavier than an iPod. It is suitable for home or office usage but too heavy for running. The control buttons do not light like an iPod so it was a little more difficult to operate in a darkened airplane. Loading music is drop-n-drag to a folder
Bottom line - if you need an MP3 player and you have never used an iPod you might find this item suitable.
Update: 3 May, 2020 Now I understand why there are no negative reviews of this product on Amazon. Since I posted this review I have been contacted multiple times by the vendor, misrepresenting themselves as Amazon Customer Service, offering to pay me to delete my review.
First, I am only interested in the Mp3 capabilities, Podcast, Lesson Plans, AudioBooks. I don't care about the eBooks, photo, clock, radio, etc.. The user interface is easy to understand for the most part. It has a solid heft to it, which to me inspires a bit of confidence. The large screen size is a nice touch for a glance at the album art. The speaker, for my uses, is quite good. I did not expect Klipsch, or Bose quality. The battery life is outstanding, even while using the speaker. One of my favorite features is the variable speed playback. I almost always listen to non-music, spoken word sources at a higher speed. There is little distortion at the higher speeds, and is easily intelligible! Now for the negatives (which perhaps could be addressed by a software update?): The buttons are a bit sensitive. I often hit one when putting it down, and find myself on the next source, which brings up a real negative! Yes, it will remember your position if the source remains the same, but if you change sources, it will star at the beginning. If you're listening to a lesson plan, need a break, and listen to music, then go back to the lesson plan, the lesson plan will start at the beginning, and you will have to search for your position. This is where putting it down, and accidentally hitting a button really hurts! A minor annoyance: I only used the earphones once, but you have to manually stop the speaker. Simply plugging in the earphone will not work. Multiple chapter audio doesn't work in order when in random mode, even when ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4 compliant. Random mode should work only for the Music folder, not all folders. Folder play should be exclusive to that folder. I've only had this for a month, so I don't know how long it will last, but for the money, it's acceptable.
I don't usually give mediocre reviews on products and I feel bad about this, but It is an "okay" device. I recently paired it with my Jabra bluetooth headsets and the quality of music was "okay". The most difficult part was that I had to manually connect my headsets to the device every time I wanted to use them. The user interface is clunky and there are too many steps to get to the place where you connect the headsets to the device. Due to this, I was considering getting a different device. Also, the power button is not very responsive so when I have to change music selections I have to press it. The problem with this is that sometimes it is not responsive so it turns off the device which means I have to reconnect my bluetooth headsets all over again and that's not something I want to do when I am working out and in a groove.
What made matters worse, the screen cracked today (after 4 months of use) and it is unusable. This is with normal wear and tear. So now I am going to purchase a new one.
It worked for me when I didn't have bluetooth headsets and when I wanted to listen to music while not working out. So if you want to work out and you want to use a bluetooth headset - think twice about getting this unit.
I'm going to find something sturdier and more user friendly.
The title/headline of this review is based on a few things, and though my criteria for this player was simple, (I wanted an inexpensive digital music player), the player itself had a couple of surprises.
The first surprise was finding that the player does not actually support WMA format files, though that capability is claimed in the User Manual as well as on the Amazon listing itself. Each time a WMA file was encountered the player displayed the words "File format not supported". Fortunately there are reputable, reliable media format converters online so I was able to get past the incompatible format issue, but, I should not have had to do so. Had the player's listed capabilities been accurate I would have purchased a different player.
The second surprise is that yes, music can be put into playlists, but only the playlists that are already on the player itself. There is no way to transfer a playlist from your computer, nor is there any way to create a new playlist on the player itself. The buyer is stuck with three (3) generic playlists with the following titles:
1. Playlist on the go  2. Playlist on the go  3. Playlist on the go 
These playlists do not show up in the Folder view when the player is connected to a computer so the music has to be transferred to the player which displays all the tunes in a big, long list, then you have to add each tune separately to one or more of the aforementioned generic playlists.
Insofar as the good things about this player, I can say that yes, it plays the music I transferred to it; the EQ section works decently, particularly the Custom option as that has a 5-band graphic EQ to play with, and after a short while the front-panel interface gets easier to use, though it can still be frustrating as the selector can be touchy.
I have not yet played a video so I can't speak to that, but, the FM reception is about what I expected: it ain't all that.
In short, it isn't an iPod, a tablet, a laptop, or a PC with a 7.1 surround-sound speaker system attached, it's an inexpensive digital music player, and with that I recommend you don't expect too much from it, but it'll do in a pinch.
The first had problems. The initial problem was that about a minute after you turned it on, it went into lock mode (a good thing, since the controls were very sensitive) but then no matter what I tried I could not unlock the device, except by turning it off. If I manually locked the MP3 player after turning it on (within the minute) I could unlock the device and use the menu, but if I left it locked for over a minute, again, I could not unlock it except by turning the unit off. A pain, but the device was still useable until it shut down. Normally when a rechargeable device does this, I immediately attempt to recharge it. Didn't work. The dealer instructed me on using the reset function (small hole in the bottom of the device). This restored it for awhile. Discovered that my USB cable would download songs when connected to PC, but would not recharge the device. Dealer replaced the device. Same issue with device locking. When I started using the micro SD card found out that the shuffle mode did not operate on the playlists on the SD card, only the built-in memory. Ordering a different player.
In general, I am satisfied with the functionality of this media player, but the user interface is frustrating.
Has support for Audio files of many formats, Several Video formats, FM radio, Text book and Picture viewing. There are additional tools like pedometer, calendar, voice recorder.
It has an inadequate internal speaker - but that is one better than many players. It comes with standard earpiece and supports Bluetooth. You probably will do better with better earbuds.
It has 16Gb flash memory and accepts a micro Sd card for up to another 128Gb.
The screen is good size (if controls were better, it might be nice).
There is a control lock function that would be nice if it were quicker and more assured to select/deselect.
The not so good:
At the brightest, the screen cannot be read outside (except in evening or at night).
When moving to the current play screen, the player displays the cover image if available. Sometimes this takes a second or two during which time the controls are unresponsive.
The top menu has Icons for the various functions, but it is not a touch screen. You must use the arrow buttons to navigate and select. Since most smart phones are touch sensitive, this is counter intuitive, one often is tempted to press the icon. It would be better to simply have menus. Even better would be menus where unwanted items can be removed.
Many functions require digging through many levels and often navigating back up. The menu structure needs to be re-thought and bring more functions closer to the top. For example, to format the SD card, you must go to the Settings menu -> Format Device -> Format SD Card. If the settings menu had a format internal memory and a separate format SD Card, it would eliminate a level of searching.
While on the subject of menus, I found that the color scheme in menus (white text on orange background) hard to read unless I am in dim light and have my glasses. It should be a higher contrast or maybe let the user set the colors.
The earpieces it comes with are less than spectacular. I tried pairing with wireless ear buds and found that it would only pair with either the left, or the right, not both but I could pair with a full-sized Bluetooth headphone. It comes with an arm band, but I do not prefer that besides, I don't think the controls are useable without removing the device.
I have spent a good bit on user interface issues, but once the device is playing these are not important. It performs well and sounds pleasing. At this price point, I choose to be satisfied.
Regarding compatibility with Audible. I tried the Audible Sync application. I was able to have it create an Audible folder on my SD card on the device where is placed its activation file. I was able to transfer files from Audible and verified that they were there from the file explorer on my PC, but the device ignored them. I think Audible has made the decision, possibly in agreement with Android and IOS providers that they will no longer license the tech required to support Audible functionality on mobile devices other than Android and IOS. You may still find some that were developed prior to this decision. Look at Sansa Clip players -- They are very basic but can be registered and play Audible files transferred fro a PC