Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: TIMMKOO MP3 Player with Bluetooth, 4.0" Full TouchScreen Mp4 Mp3 Player with Speaker, 8GB Portable HiFi Sound Mp3 Music Player with FM Radio, Voice Recorder, E-book, Supports up to 128GB TF Card Black
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I would prefer a life where the only reviews I write are good reviews. But, in my view, this MP3 player's manufacturing process leaves a lot to be desired. I have had this player for more than a month. Getting music and or podcast files to the player is ok. But it's the functionality of the player that is very poor. The touch screen is more often than not unresponsive. You press the pause button, it does not pause. You press the play button, unresponsive. You have to press the same command over and over to get the device to respond. If you listen to podcasts, customarily the device should keep track of what you listened to, this device does not, no tracking at all. Instead of enjoying the device, it's a hassle every single time I use it, much more work than should be required. Battery life? What battery life, about an hour at best. It's just plain annoying instead of fun and productive. I'll be shopping for a new / different player.
i thought it was a fine product, accepted lots of file types, the video quality was terrific, the sound was good too although i sorely missed ANY equalization options whatsoever (not even a few presets e.g. jazz, rock, classical, hip hop, etc). not sure why every mp3 player wouldn't have those, seems like a pretty major oversight in my opinion although perhaps others don't feel the same way.
so why 2 stars, did i trash the product that much over just a lack of EQ? nope. it broke on me (will not turn on) after 7 days of regular (not heavy) use. .... and no i never dropped it, banged it, sat on it, left it sitting in the sun, used it near water, etc, ... and yes i realize there is a little button you depress if/when something like this happens and it is supposed to reset things so the mp3 player turns on again. i had to use that button once prior already, and it worked. this time, no such luck. i'm hoping i can get my money back or at least a replacement, have an email in to them now and waiting on reply. maybe i'm just the rare unlucky one who got a defective unit, or maybe they're all just pieces of junk. best of luck to you if you're willing to take the plunge.
There are a couple of gripes I have so let me count the ways: 1) There is a loud pop when you start it up. Don't wear any headphones/buds because it is very loud. 2) My biggest gripe is the shuffle (or lack thereof). For some reason, the shuffle feature repeats the same songs when you first start the feature. For example, you first hear song 12, then 39, 2, 44, etc. The next time you use your player, the same songs in the same exact order play. I use the skip button but it just goes to the next song on the list. For some reason, it puts these songs in memory and will not change. Very inconvenient especially if you like having that feature. 3) The device itself is pretty slow on the touch screen. It sometimes take a few taps to activate anything on there. 4) This was supposed to be a replacement to my extremely old Microsoft Zune HD. The interface, the lack of audiobook apps, and the shuffle issue makes this device an overly expensive device. It has its pros. Not a lot but that's why I didn't drop it to 1 star. The video player works well. The internal speaker is ok but is really not meant to be used unless you like that thing. The best thing about this expensive paper weight is the expandable memory slot. Overall, find an old cell phone and use that as an MP4 player. $40 dollars is a waste of money for this player.
Pros: sleek design, comes with a case, screen protector, has the physical feel of a small smartphone, dictionary and wired earbuds.
Cons: not a very stable user interface, it will lag over 10 seconds when I try to start up an audio playlist and then it restarted, this happened multiple times in one sitting. The shuffle function on the audio player is terrible, it will literally play the same song multiple times and then it wouldn't cycle thru the whole playlist.
I do not know anything about the video player as I bought this only as an audio player.
I would not recommend anyone buy this product if they have a short temper or are low on patience.
This device has a USB-C interface, but only came with cables for USB-C to USB-B mini and USB-C to USB-A. Since both of my laptops only have USB-C ports, I used an extra USB-C to USB-C cable that I had lying around to connect this player with my laptop. Neither my Windows laptop nor my Linux laptop was able to detect the device. It's a shame I am unable to load files onto this player, because it otherwise looks quite nice. It's very lightweight and a really nice size - compact enough to easily store in your pocket, but probably just large enough to enjoy videos on.
However, I also have two small gripes about the UI:
The back button on the touchscreen interfaces is extremely tiny and hard to hit, so once I get into any submenus, it nearly always takes me multiple attempts to get back out.
Secondly, there is a dictionary app included. This could have been a really cool feature, except that it seems to be entirely unconfigurable and only includes a mediocre monolingual English dictionary. The UI also has a Chinese localization, so I tried switching to that to see if it would at least allow me to access a monolingual Chinese dictionary that way, but I could still only access the standard English one and the device didn't even seem to support any Chinese input method anyway. As a native speaker of English, I seldom have to look up English words, so this feature is of very little use to me. I could see this being very handy for immigrants or tourists to English-speaking countries, but for me it is practically useless. At least having an English-language thesaurus or encyclopedia would have been more useful to me. However, as an avid language learner, I would have really enjoyed having the capability to load my own dictionaries or at least being able to select from among a few different choices. And a flashcard app like Anki with dictionary integration would have also been totally awesome.
Most of the features of this player are ok - serviceable. I really liked that it came with a cover because I use a micro SD card, & it's nice that the slot is covered. The 2 "deal-breakers" for me are: 1) After playing mp3 files, when the player is turned off it does not remember where in the recording it was -- it just starts over. For music this isn't a big deal, but for other recorded audio it is a deal breaker. 2) The controls at the bottom of the screen (when playing mp3 files/music) are so close together, it's nearly impossible for man-sized fingers to touch it in the right place, & I ended up hitting the "start over" key instead of grabbing the little green dot to drag it right. And there's no other way to fast-forward thru the recording. Returning this one & looking for another. Bummer.
I specifically got this for a full screen mp3 player, so that's all I'll be covering. The overall screen interface and the internal memory size is nice but that's about it. The device has software issues that make it slow and annoying to use.
When you open the music section you have access to -> all your songs, recently played, favorites, and folders. With 400 songs on mine, all options but the folder one is useless to me. There are also only 3 slots for custom playlists that you can make, I'll get to those later.
Since i used the folder option, when i added music to the device through my pc, i made my folders based on albums. Everything there worked completely fine. I've read that mac users have issues adding music to this thing so beware of that.
Back on the player, scrolling through all my albums is very sluggish. Once you get into anything past the home screen of the device, the whole system just seems to struggle, along with touch screen's response. The biggest issue is if you say are currently playing something but want to switch to a different album, so you hit the back button back to your folders and select something new. The system doesn't realize you switched to a different folder. Say you pick song 3 from your new album. It will instead play the 3rd song from the old album your currently listening too. It does this all the time without fail. The only way to get around it that I've found is that before selecting your new folder and song, you have to first go back to the main home screen then navigate all the way back to the album you want to listen too. It gets old really fast.
Back to the playlists, they seem to work fine. Adding songs to them works fine. The only thing I've noticed is that if the device turns off while your playing one with the shuffle feature (you pause the song and it turns off automatically with the powersave timer), once you turn it back on, shuffle no longer works. (I use this in my car while driving). It's deceptive because there's a bar at the bottom that lists your "now playing" song. It's still there after you turn back on the device. If you hit the play button on that bar it will only play that one song then stop. You'll have to go back into your playlist and start the shuffle play again from the beginning.
So, i think I'll be pitching this thing and going back to using my old phone as a player.
Battery life SUCKS!! You turn it on, it goes down 1 bar. By lunch, i have to charge it. Then when i get home, i have to charge it again. When i hit the shuffle play, I expect for it to shuffle play the whole time. But it only shuffles once and then continues down the line of songs. I have a ton of songs on there, I want variety.
This was one of those situations where reading the negative reviews would have told me more about the product than the positive feedback or photos. I was in the market for an mp3 player with a good sorting system and thought - based off the stuff I was looking at - this was it. NOPE. Not at all. The music app on this is barely passable. Yes it plays songs but you will have to manually sort through your music to rename/relabel in order to find songs or albums faster. If you have a large collection, this will be a nightmare. Built in phone apps have better features than this! I could care less about the other features, just make a better music filing system!
Update: shuffle is not great and plays the same series of songs no matter how many you click shuffle or choose shuffle from a different song. There are 2k songs I've loaded onto the external hard drive, it shouldn't be possible for the same songs to show up on each shuffle in nearly the same order every single time.
Pros Compact Bluetooth Battery life Record feature Video quality is decent.
Cons Can only play Mp3 and Mp4 UI is laggy and unresponsive Volume is meh Switching media freezes device No images for viewing list. Media options are slow and freeze. Connecting to laptop is touchy. Transfer wire is terrible and does not work.
Overview. I would buy this if you just want a cheap system to play a workout playlist or to record a conversation descreatly.