A Minimalist Cassette Player. Functional, Poorly Made, Inexpensive
26 October 2013
Summary: Amazon might have this guy a bit overpriced at $14.95 + shipping. If you find an older but still working Walkman at a yardsale for $5, I say take it. If you can't find some relic at a yardsale or Goodwill (the hipsters are making them harder to find), then the Coby CX-C21 is a cheap, and unused, solution. Just don't expect fancy add-on's like AM/FM radio or the ability to rewind. But it does have AUTO STOP. (?
Summary: I ordered this small cassette player because I needed to listen to some old recordings and I wanted a cassette player that was not too expensive. I tried this product and I was surprised that it played and sounded so well through the earphones that came with it. It is compact and that made it easy for me to put in my purse. I had trouble with the AA batteries that I normally use, but the brand of AA batteries that fit perfectly were the Eveready batteries ...
Summary: My grandmother recently passed and how lucky am I to have saved the only cassette with her voice on it. I wanted a cheap walkman to use when I wanted to hear her voice and this walkman works great. Living in 2012 using MP3 players , CD's and all that good stuff really is an advancement when you look back on using a walkman.
Summary: took out of the package inserted new batteries and it does not make a sound of the slightest kind . i consigned it to its right place in the garbage...i wish i could consign coby electronics to the same place... i can forget the cost that is not a problem its the product...why do i want to upchuck when i hear a name please excuse me......
Summary: Listened to a book on tape and the mechanism broke on the last side of the last cassette, so its good for almost exactly 12 hours. I tried replacing the batteries but no joy. It costs $6.00 plus postage costs to send it to manufacturer to fix it under the generous 90 day warranty, so it is cheaper to buy another one, except its not worth buying another one since it will probably break again. For slightly less than a buck per hour of play time, I don't think its worth it.
Summary: Purchased 05/06 I bought this item because I didn't have a cassette player and I wanted to transfer some old out of print books on tape to mp3. Player worked fine for a while, then it developed a problem while playing, where the device would go from normal play speed to half speed, almost like if the batteries were dying. I guess the motor on this player wore out rather quickly because this kept happening even with fresh batteries.
Summary: I was surprised with this product, I did not expect it to be as good as it is for the cost. If you are like me and have wonderful old cassettes that would be costly to transfer to CDs but do not want to spend a lot of money on a player this one is the way to do.