Summary: I bought this mp3 player 8-9 years ago (maybe longer! I used the "snot" out of it. I wouldn't have run and worked out as much as I did in the past years. I am grateful for it. It was 160$ at the time when I bought it. Now, 1gb player will probably run you 15$ if that. I still have it and use it at the gym! It has fm radio built in. It has a microphone. Don't bother using it though (poor sound quality). Later they released models with more space I believe.
Even after falling apart several times, this model still keeps running.
2 September 2011
Summary: We have several MP3 players and this is THE BEST we have found on the market that has rechargable batteries. My original was five years old and had been dropped so many times that it needed taped together. When it stopped being recognized by the computer I took it apart and blew it out with canned air and put it back together. It was recognized by the computer once again. Too bad they are no longer making this model.
Summary: ...dropped my MuVo TX FM in a bucket of paint last week, five years after purchasing for it about $70.00. Washed it under a stream of water for about 10 minutes to get all the paint off the surface and out of the crevices, then let it dry for a bit. It still works; even the mic. I imagine it will still be working in another five years. I guess that's why they were discontinued. Find one used if you still can.
Summary: I already have a 256mb player just like this one. I wanted a 1gb but this model was discontinued. I like the fact that you can record from the radio. When I attend assemblies, I can tune in on the station on the radio and record the program. The back cover was missing from the player. I did not read anything in the write up explaining there was no back cover. I was surprise to receive the player without the cover condition.
Summary: I bought 3 of these for my kids back in Aug 2006. I think 2 still work, but the one that failed got wet. It works quite well. I like the many levels of volume, unlike my cell phone. Sound quality is good (though not as good as Cowon D2). The menu is reasonably navigable with adequate features. The FM radio is nice (I still use that at the drive-in movies) It is very convenient to just plug in like a USB drive and copy music onto it.
Summary: My second creative labs product to die on me after only limited use. I love the combination of features--I would pay 3x as much for something that worked. I am off creative products for good. Save yourself the frustration and skip this.