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 want to begin with the positives of this product and make it clear that it is an impressive upgrade from my previous mp3 player. - I love the full touch screen! Although I could stand to be more responsive..overall for the price, I was impressed. - Easy to learn to use! It is well organized and there is even some organizing you can do on the device itself instead of always having to hook up to a computer. -Great sound and display in regards to music and pictures..I have not yet tried and books. I also loved the calculator and dictionary it came along with.
Alright! Onto the negatives more specifically upgrades I miss from my previous player. - One negative was I was surprised how light the device was when I got it..I was hoping for something with a little more weight...not that this discredit's the value of the device but it is definitely re-assuring for the product. -When you first have to turn it on it takes a good and long 30 seconds to load to the home page..this is much more than it needs to be and is a great way to waste time. - An upgrade or addition I miss from my previous player is that there is no alarm on this device..my previous mp3 had an alarm that I used frequently and I really miss having that. - On a minor note, something that bothers me only slightly is that sometimes the screen won't register that you switched files so it will play a song from your previously played folder that was in the spot of the screen when you're really trying to get that song...I have had no problem if I just go back and click on the file again.
Wrote a 1-star review for the missing BT hardware, which is too harsh. The TIMMKOO Amazon seller also contacted me requesting I delete my 1-star review in exchange for amazon money (I guess kind of like a bribe...dunno). I'm not going to do that, but I will re-evaluate my review to be more accurate, which is below...
Pros: Touch screen works good Bright colors on screen MP3 music easy to upload and plays correctly My videos play correctly Light weight for its size FM radio works, but no antenna without headphones plugged in (headphone cable is antenna)
Cons: Ordered and paid for a BT model but the BT hardware didn't seem to be present (would not connect to any other BT device, i.e. laptop, android, iphone, car stereo, mobile speakers, usb dongle, clock radio, etc., ...yep tried them all) BT software was present in OS though it did not work...must have rushed it out of factory to meet 2019 holiday demand and mislabeled...? dunno.... sent it back
Misc: Amazon/seller provided full refund after I returned the unit (though seller trying to bribe me to remove my bad review is not cool...makes Amazon ratings of products become fake news...) I wished the BT would have worked/been present because I like the unit overall.
as a starter personal media player id say this is good. it plays most media and if there is an error it can be corrected by a quick restart. the video playback is good for mp4 (thats all i care to try). the audio is going to depend entirely on your sound reproduction, this is just a player. playing flac files on earbuds wont make music sound better (neither will converting mp3s to flac, admit it, you tried that). with cans (or in-ear-monitors) the sound is as good as the source, which is why it gets three stars.
the battery lasts 13 hours playing audio or not w/ bluetooth off. less with bluetooth on and less still using bluetooth. the battery lasts 4 - 5 hours while playing video and i havent figured out the variance yet.
id have paid a little more to get a model without FM radio. for the price it may be worth it so consider your options. it is pocket sized. it will need an in line amp to play over decent cans. it is priced about the same as a Fire7 or a Nook Tablet both of which can install VLC which is a much better interface.
I had problems connecting to my Win 10 PC to load files. It connected, but was unstable and kept losing connectivity during file transfers. The MP3 play controls were limited and the font size quite small to read. Even though the screen was large for an MP3 player (4") the actual space utilized by the device for displaying controls during playback was about half the screen. (The other half was for displaying song information, which to me was useless) Also, this MP3 wouldn't accept a standard charger, you need to plug it into an active PC in order to charge the device. Even though this device looked good and sounded good, all these little issues prompted me to return the device. My uses for this are not what most people are looking for. I need an MP3 for my music backtracking show (I'm a musician), and the interface must be easy to use, recharging easy, and interface simple and large. This does not supply what I'm looking for, but may be perfect for a typical user. I'll just keep using my old Galaxy 7 cell phone as an MP3 player, as it provides the exact features that I need for my shows. At this point I don't see anything out there in the marketplace that will really meet my needs (as a musician who uses backtracking MP3 files).
INEXPENSIVE. Compared to the popular mp3 players this will save you hundreds of dollars. SIMPLICITY. I recommend placing your albums in named folders. Than just drag onto the disc drive. Easy. SCREEN SIZE makes navigating a breeze. PROTECTION. A screen protecter and case are included. COMPACT. Small, lightweight, thin. Easily fits in a pocket. HEADPHONES. Included not bad quality, has good bass.
The Cons and Negatives:
LACKS ORGANIZATION. Dragging songs onto the disc drive does one simple thing. Will alphabetize every single song by track number than word. Your only option is to create named folders. If you're an audiophile that likes having categories like genres and other kinds of details and features, they are not offered. BLUETOOTH. Does not connect to all devices. A big negative for me was my car does not recognize it. So no music while driving.
It's an affordable little player, simple to use. However, lacks features to subcategorize music and bluetooth does not connect to all devices.
I got this as an alternative to my old school ipod, on which I have probably 80 gigs of music. This was one of the few products available that wasn't several hundred dollars. While I was pleased with the ease of copying my music to it, using and accessing songs is quite a task. First off, turn the unit on and WAIT for a few minutes before trying to scroll through files. Otherwise, it will constantly be uploading the SIM and will keep bumping you back to the beginning. After you do that, don't scroll the files too fast or you will again get bumped back to the beginning of the list. If you select a file (mine are by artist) then back out of it, it will again bump you back to the beginning of the list. That's pretty much the complaint of this device, whatever you do, you always wind up back at the beginning of the list. So the summary is, if you have a lot of music, this is a decent back up device, but using it regularly is frustrating. I've had this several months and find I use it only rarely. If you don't have many files, it would probably be more useful for daily use.
Wanted to replace my awesome Zune HD to something using USB-C to charge but still have at least a battery that lasted 30 hours and still be full touchscreen while adding Bluetooth. After looking at a few I decided to get this even though it is plastic. Seems very well made and the software is straight forward but not Android and is very slow to respond. I got the blue one which looked like a dark blue but I got a powder blue so it looks a little girly to me but it comes with a case which hides it some. I would not buy it again because input is so slow. But at least it worked with many of my wireless devices. I needed long battery life for Internation travel while not using my phone. If the FIiO M6 had better battery I would have got that even though it's quite expensive.
I bought this for my daughter to use to play music instead of needing to borrow and use my phone. As an Mp3 player it works great. All you have to do is drop in some Mp3 and it detects them and plays them no problem. The touchscreen was surprisingly good and responsive. The size of the device was nice and the look of the overall device was good as well. But one of the main reasons I wanted this was for my daughter to play music on our bluetooth speakers we have throughout the house but that doesn't work. I tried it with 3 different speakers and 2 sets of headphones and none of them would show up as being able to connect. Its because of that I returned it to Amazon. If you are just looking for a nice mp3 player to use with wired headphones this would be great! But if you are wanting to use it with Bluetooth its not going to be a good experience (you can see that my experience is similar to what other reviewers are saying as well).
The touch screen seems functional and the sound is ok. The deal breaker is the playback - it skips constantly making it impossible to enjoy music. It skips even it the player is sitting on a desk, not moving.
UPDATED REVIEW: I'm raising the rating from 1 star to 3 stars because of the company service. After my initial 1 star review, the seller reached out to me and replaced the device! They get 5 stars for service. The replacement device works much better, but it does still "skip" or "stutters" during playback. This happens about once every hour during playback and is very annoying. My other devices do not do this. For this reason it gets a 3 star rating.
This looks like a very well-made device. The interface is clear and easy to read. The sound is very good especially for such an inexpensive device. The downside is that it would only pair with half of my Bluetooth devices and even then the connecting was not consistent. The first one I ordered I returned because it would not connect to anything. It's replacement would not connect to devices consistently even once paired. My work around was to use my small Bluetooth transmitter as opposed to the Bluetooth inside the device which fixed the problem. So it did not meet all expectations but at the price point I figure it's worth keeping. It is an inexpensive music player that plays a lot of different formats, looks great, it's easy to handle, has decent battery life, and is not too expensive.