Summary: This boombox is great! It is hard to find one that plays cassettes anymore. The ones i saw in the big box stores looked so cheap. This one has better quality. The only one better is twice the price (sony $70). Very happy with purchase.
The cassette portion does not work. It ate the only tape I had of my dying brothers demo of gossip music he wrote.
Joyce Griffin, Amazon
8 December 2012
Summary: The package came while I was staying in Forest City, NC while my homebound brother who is suffering from cancer. After he needed more care than I could give him, I had to send him to Hospice. When I came home I opened the package and put his tape in, I ordered it for the cassette portion only. Anyway, it ate the tape and it can't be repaired. I tried other cassettes and it would not play them either.
Summary: I bought this for my husband to listen to audio books on tape and also cassette. He loves it . Its the second one I have purchased from amazon. The sound is great and its easy to operate. He has used Coby for 6 years. Thank you Coby.
Summary: Unfortunately, I was looking at the price when I bought this and didn't read the reviews here at amazon. Big mistake! My experience with this product has been what many others here are reporting: It breaks quickly (mine broke the 2nd day!) and starts skipping or stops playing music altogether (sometimes, if I don't turn it off when it does this, it will resume playing later, at some random time). Basically, it doesn't work. This ended up being a waste of money for me!
Summary: This Coby product is the third of their product line I have purchased, and each time I have been impressed with what you get for the price. I needed a tape and CD player that was portable, and although it's no BOSE, it has plenty of good features and delivers what's promised. Excellent tape handling mechanism, and the CD on top has a secure button latch that actually works, unlike many I've seen. This is not for the serious audiophile, but for the rest of us -- buy it!