Excerpt: For Christmas this year I bought my son a Coby MP-C853 MP3 Player. He likes Japanese music and can only find it on the internet. No one else in the family likes listening to the same type of music so I thought this would be a great gift …
Excerpt: There are few products I am really satisfied with but the Coby MP-C853 MP3 player is definitely one of them. I got it last Christmas after a long search of finding the best quality at an affordable price.
Summary: I would not recommend that you buy this player for the original list price of $42. I found mine for $5--a great deal for someone like me who doesn't want all the fanciness and frufu that comes with most players. I just wanted to hear my music and have something little to carry. I got this item yesterday, and so far, it is working. There are five simple buttons: Play/pause, forward, backward, + and - for volume.
Summary: Bought 6 of them for my nieces and nephews. NONE of them worked. Called Coby, they ganked me around from person to person and hung up on me not once but twice. Called back, submitted an email documenting problem - never received a reply.
Like the plug-and-play feature; functional but basic
1 June 2008
Summary: I'm so glad that this player is about as un-like the all-too-popular iPod in the sense that it takes a regular battery (no need to charge using a computer), it is a plug-and-play USB (no cable to lose), and can be synced using Windows Media Player, so there's no need to download iTunes. However, I wish that there was a way to order the tracks on this player. There isn't, so the songs go on in random places.
Summary: Loading songs onto the player was hit and miss. After using my player for two weeks, it developed a short of sorts, where turning it on and off was time-consuming. Also, what I thought was a short in my earphones turned out to be a problem with the player. Now, it won't load songs at all. I gotta check the warranty on this thing.
Summary: This is the most durable mp3 player I've ever used. The only ones I've purchased before where made in China & usually stopped working within a couple of months. The only downside to this one is not having an LCD screen.