Summary: I am very unhappy with this product. I regret I even purchased it! As a Coby mp3 I believed that the product will be effective and fruitful but it turned out being the exact opposite. Any battery that goes into the Coby MP3/Radio will die soon! I do not know why the player took up unnecessary energy but it did leaving me S.O.L when I needed music the most. The central music control button seems fun but the button it's weak and inadequate and the it broke quickly on me.
So many positive comments so I bought one - again!
L. Johnson "lejohnson03", Amazon
7 November 2007
Summary: My older version (1GB) of this Coby player went out on me suddenly while trying to download a lot of music. I was disgusted. It was only 10 months old - and I hadn't been downloading alot previously - though I had handled the little tyke roughly and used it on a regular basis (radio). I searched online reviews of other players and came back to Coby for this newer model. Maybe holds 1-2 less songs - but still the best deal for it's price/sound/utility.
Summary: I bought a couple of these mp3 players along with a couple fm transmitters for a few friends of mine as gifts. They are simple, easy to use, light weight, and can take a couple falls (Don't feel as bad as if you dropped a Sansa or Ipod), They offer good sound quality but the FM reciever may not be powerfull enought to pick up all the radio staions in your range, but I'm sure you're not buying this to listen to the radio.
Summary: I bought this because of the form factor and so that my husband could record something he was studying for. Granted, he is not a puter whiz but he had a hard time getting the record function to work. Usually, I can show him something and it will work fine for him thereafter. He kept coming back asking me whether he was recording or not. Not a good sign. It is pretty cute, but the toggle buttons are very hard to operate, especially for my husband that has larger fingers.
Summary: well, it took a long time to figure out how to work it exactly, the directions weren't very specific, but that's not the fault of the people who shipped it. it got here really fast, and was still in the packaging and everything, so that was great. it was just the product that wasnt what i expected.
Summary: I shopped long and hard for this, a bit put off by the negative comments by some customers, but encouraged by one who gave photos of the parts he fixed himself. I've been using this daily for a month, and I love it (still). I plug in a 2 GB SD card to expand the music options. This works great if you'll be listening for a long time, but it can be tedious to find your place again if you stop.
Summary: I bought the Coby mp3 player because I like to listen to the tuner sometimes to hear what's new in the world of music and the reception is decent. The controls are easy to handle and a hold switch in the back to keep from accidentally turning it on because the battery runs out quick if it's not alkaline. The AAA battery is not a whole lot of power so I get a few days worth or 5 hours of play on an alkaline battery.
Summary: Pro’s: Easy menu system, battery life is good (especially when using rechargeable) there is no skipping or pausing that occurs with some players when jarred or bumped suddenly. And the sound is very good with all different types of music Con’s: It can be a bit temperamental when deleting files off the player and the memory card, more often than not you have to turn it off take the battery out and then start over and repeat the process until it works.