Really Wanted to like the TIMMKOO MP3 Player, BUT...
Reviewed in the United States on 7 November 2019
I really really wanted to like this device. Excellent price, 32Gigs!!!, BT, decent reviews. So I purchased it to replace my ancient Ipod Nano 5th Gen 16Gig, from 2015!!! Initially I was impressed with the weight of the MP3 player, and how solid and compact the build seemed. The Watchband and "Clip" accessories seemed to be decent, but I settled on the Clip as the watchband was a bit to tight even on its last hole. Set up took a bit to get going but device was fully charged. Initially my Mac wouldn't recognize the drive, but after about a dozen attempts it showed up. It wouldn't accept my playlists, but did take the whole music folder. it took about 2 hours to load the player to capacity. Other settings like time were input and like others mentioned it only shows military time which is disappointing. Pairing was not as easy as advertised and took several tries to get each of two different sets of headphones, and two BT speakers connected. Sound seemed excellent at all ranges, and the wired headphones and earbuds also sounded great. However, just using the device was a bit of a hassle. The touch screen was not very accurate and took multiple attempts at hitting just the right line to select songs. I have big fingers but seriously. And the operating system is pretty basic, straight forward file management. No bells, no whistles, no easy rating, or "hearting" of favorites, no album art...nothing, as was mentioned in other reviews. I know grading it against a touch wheel, itunes, and the ipod os is a little steep. Left it to charge overnight.
Now for the saddest part of the review. I had forgotten to use the device for a day or two, and when I finally turned it on and connected a wired headphone, the battery said it was full. Sat down to do some mobile gaming on my phone at the par. I kept accidentally turning the player off as it doesn't have any kind of "LOCK" button and the On/Off seems unnaturally sensitive, and within minutes the player died. Checked it and said battery was dead. Confusing. I know I charged it for a full night. So plugged it into a battery pack, and left it on the table. One hour later battery said full, plugged in some earbuds, clipped it to my slingbag, and still seated, put my bag over my head. Now as I said the weight of the Player impressed me earlier, now however, the clip was unable to keep the player attached to the strap, and even pulled the Player off the earbuds. It fell maybe three feet and the screen cracked, a quarter way up from one corner, and chipped around the edge in another spot. Disappointing to say the least. I've dropped my Ipod Nano 5th Gen hundreds of times, with not but scratches in the aluminum. Only a weeks use and I seem to have a brand new player with a cracked screen and possible battery issues. For ~$40 bucks I guess it's not so bad, but I'm guessing I'll be looking to replace this one very soon.
Like I said I really wanted to like it. ~$40 for a 32G, BT, MP3 player, the size of a watch?!? Should I try and ask for a refund or just chalk it up to a lessoned learned? Thats my dilemma now.
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