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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This player is OK if you are lucky enough to get one that works properly or is not defective. I bought three. One for myself and one each for my two grown-up daughters. The first one was difficult to set the time and date (It was like trying to break in a wild stallion!)The second one had specks of dust under the touch screen, which I found irritating, but, apart from that, it functioned OK. I emailed the seller, but they didn't get back to me. (Didn't want to know.) The third was OK, apart from the protective plastic cover that fits on the back of the player - it was stretched and misshapen owing to the way it had been packed in the box. Perhaps quality control could do their job better? The radio is not very good on any of the players, regardless of what head/earphones are used. As such, I think the price was slightly overcharge.
This is a great MP3 player, but the battery doesn't last as long as advertised. Very easy to install tracks and has lots of additional features that I don't really use tbh. Bluetooth pairing however is excellent and doesn't cut out.
I wanted an MP3 player for my shop, so that I could listen to music while moving around and not have to worry about losing the Bluetooth connection to the stereo, or having to take my iPhone out of my pocket. I also wanted it to be low-cost so it wouldn't be a major loss if it was dropped or damaged. This little player fit the bill. I didn't give it 5 stars because the interface is a little slow and cumbersome; it has a pause before responding when you press the screen. Also, there's no way to directly access an album or artist; you have to scroll through the entire list of albums, which in my case is about 400 albums long. Also, the sound can be al little choppy, with occasional transient drop-outs. I don't know if these are due to the Bluetooth connection, because I haven't had to inclination to pull my stereo receiver from the cabinet to make a direct connection through the headphone output. I wouldn't forgive these in my iPhone or an iPod, but for $45, I can live with them. I'm obviously not demanding high fidelity in a workshop environment. It has a ton of other features that I don't need or use, like the video player, calculator and calendar, but they seem to work well and it's impressive you can have all these at this price point. It also came with a nice silicone cover and a pair of headphones, and a USB-C to micro USB adapter. Again, I haven't needed these, but it's impressive how much they give you for the price. If you need a low-cost MP3 player, this one is a good deal.
=== Review Update Jun 30 2020 = = = = I am happy to report that the excellent customer service from this vendor resolved some of the issues I had with the first sample I received. I was sent a replacement unit that did not have any of the touch screen issues noted in my earlier review. It also worked OK in regard to connecting and reconnecting with most Bluetooth devices I tested (details provided below). The player doesn't automatically reconnect, but it will reconnect using a previous "pair" by simply selecting the connection in the BT menu.
The replacement player still has a few software glitches that are reportedly being corrected with a pending firmware update. I will update my review after testing the new firmware.
I tested several BT receiver devices and had success with all of them except for a TaoTronics TT-BR05 that is described as having BT version 4.2 The player will connect and transmit music but has very brief audio dropouts every few minutes. I did not have any other BT 4.2 devices to test, so I can't determine if the problem was unique to the connection between the Timmkoo player the TaoTronics TT-BR05 receiver. However, that same receiver worked fine with several other players that I tested.
I was unable to pair the Timmkoo player with a Pioneer DEH-6400BT car stereo (installed on a boat). However, the supplier explained that the Timmkoo was not designed to pair with car stereos.
So far I have had success using the Timmkoo player with these devices:
I can report that I am satisfied with the Timmkoo player and with the customer service I received. I can recommend the device as a low cost MP3 player that will likely pair with any late-model BT receiver. I will update this review when the new firmware is provided.
=== Original Review from May 2020 = = =
The small size and seemingly solid construction are positive aspects. But the unreliable Bluetooth performance and flaky software render this device just short of unusable.
I loaded the internal memory and a 32Gb SD card with many folders of MP3 music in hopes of using this unit as a music streamer to replace a failed (and ancient) iPhone. This Timmkoo player has a simple user interface that promised ease of use as an mp3 streamer. But the interface is sluggish in response to finger taps and often lags behind a few steps. So multiple taps (as if the first tap didn’t work) can trigger multiple responses that take you where you don’t want to go. So I find myself often hitting the home button and then going more slowly than I would like to work my way through the alphabetic listing of artists and albums. Because the interface is so slow I divided my artists into several top level folders separate by alpha letters; A-E, F-J, etc. This scheme eliminates a lot of finger swipes that are otherwise required to get from A to Z in a long list of artist folders.
Once an album folder is accessed the player will stream the songs in alpha order. That’s what I want, so that part works ok. I number my tracks starting with 01 so the albums play songs in the correct order. But...and here’s a bummer...the software seems to stick on the most recent folder. When I move to a different folder (album) and start the first song it doesn’t play; instead, the first song of the prior folder plays, followed by all the songs in the prior folder. Very annoying. I haven’t found a consistent easy way to resolve this. So for now I return to the home screen and start over. It’s time consuming, but it seems to work every time.
The Bluetooth connections are also flaky. The unit will connect ok but has brief (I.e. 20 ms) interruptions every five minutes or so. And, when it powers down, it won’t reconnect with a prior device unless the “forget this device” routine is performed. So I have to re-pair every time.
So I am making do with the device for now. Would I buy another one? No.
I have an AGPTEK MP3 player, and it's not bad, but I can't read the dim, microscopic display, especially outside. I was looking for something equally affordable with a display I could see and navigate without glasses. In this respect, the Timmkoo excels. The display is fantastic. The BlueTooth 4.2 does a nice job of feeding the sound to my Bose wireless earbuds, and is easily connected. I like the BlueTooth screen, which is very easy to use. The other day, I absentmindedly walked away from the Timkoo by about 20 feet, and realized I was still getting my music loud and clear. I can walk around with the player in my pocket and listen, where I have to hold my other player in front of me or it cuts in and out. Some reviewers have criticized the lack of features on this player, but for me, it's not a big deal, as I generally put the player on shuffle play, and just listen to whatever comes on. I wish there was an EQ. Overall, I think it's a pretty good package for the price, especially considering the highest rated MP3 players easily run north of $200.
Pros: - Sound quality through headphones is excellent. It picks up all of those little background instrument sounds. - Transferring music, videos and photos was very easy. Plug in the wire from your PC to the player and select from your PC files which items you want to transfer. The player puts them in the right category. - The little plastic case is perfect. Without it, this player is hard to hold onto because of its rounded corners. - The viewing screen is bright and gives a true high definition picture. - The push button/touch controls are located right where they should be and are easy to find and use. - This is head and shoulders above small screened players at a great price. Cons: - In my opinion, the instruction paper is almost useless. It gives lots of info on what the MP-3 player can do, but not how to do it. I tried to find more info on-line, but no success. - The on-screen menu gives minimal music and video information. I wish I could give this five stars, but figuring out how to use this player you are pretty much on your own.
I was very skeptical at first. I've always been an ipod user but this was for my 8 year old. So far so good! The quality is decent. The user interface is easy to use and everything seems to be working as intended. Came with a charger and ear buds. The volume could be a bit louder at max but it's serviceable enough to not be deal breaker. The screens brighter then I expected going by some of the pics people posted. It looks like a professional brand although I've never heard of it before. It was packed nicely and professionally.
The 1 downside was that there wasn't any actual instructions so if I didn't have any prior knowledge to Mp3 players I may have struggled to figure out how to load songs onto it. My recommendation is to put all your Mp3's into it's own folder and when you connect the player to the PC it automatically recognizes it as it's own driver. Go ahead and just drag the folder into the driver's storage. (it was that easy.) With that said, the interface for music is bareboned. No sorting by artist, song, etc like an Ipod. Knowing this, I edited all my mp3 titles so that the artist's name was first as the list on the MP3 player is alphabetical. All in all, a good product (thus far) and we're happy with it.
I will say, I must be 1 of the luckier customers on this product, mine works pretty good so far. There are a few issues, ive noticed since I got it. First off, even tho it does have Bluetooth capabilities, id recommend just either the wired headphones, that it comes with. Tried it with my Bluetooth headphones and noticed it caused it to act funny, like delays in button function and response. Wired headphones and it worked fine. Next, the user interface is decent, not great, but workable. Videos on my SD card show up but are kinda grainy. I do havta find it nice that I can load mp3s up on my micro SD card in my phone. Switch SD card to the mp3 player. Transfer em, from SD card to mp3 player. So I can download music from my phone to SD card then use SD card to listen to that music on my mp3 player.