Summary: Well, this was my first experience with an MP3 player, I figured I'd try them before I go for the IPOD. Maybe I should have gone all out from the beginning. I initially liked it's features. The fm tuner was nice, for when I wanted to listen to my favorite show. I also liked the stopwatch. The sound is pretty good, too. Then, things started to break. First, the battery clip broke off, but I coould still force it closed.
Summary: This posting is to keep a promise to the Memorex Customer Service Represenative I delt with that I would post my awful experience every place I could on the Web. ****************************************************************** I bought an Memorex MMP8565 and had it just up an die and not power up for no obvious reason. It would come back to life a few hours later, maybe but then die..some kind of intermittent or firmware glitch.
Summary: Briefly put: 1- The toggle switch was easily bumped, thus suddenly switching songs, etc... such as when carrying in pocket, or when running with it in the sport band. (I did not discover a way to lock these features when using) 2- The battery life (it takes 1 AA battery and is not rechargeable) lasts about 2 hours before needing replacement.
Summary: This thing has to be one of the worst mp3 players on the market. When I first got it I was satisfied, it did about what I expected. It was a little frustrating that every time it was turned on it had to update the library, taking about a minute to boot up, but something that could be tolerated. After a couple weeks it would not turn on unless the battery was taken out to reset it.
Summary: I wish I had read the reviews on Amazon before I bought this device. I was shopping at a local retail store, looking for a couple of MP3 players I had researched earlier on Amazon, but they didn't have any of the ones I wanted. This player looked like a great idea -- I loved the idea of having removable SD cards with different types of music. I have a boombox that takes SD cards as well as USB sticks and it's awesome.
Summary: Neat idea to combine FM radio with MP3 player; but DO NOT buy this product. Initiating the FM radio feature, it scans the band to identify a set of presets, which then you can easily navigate between (in theory, see blow). The problem: in the middle of an urban area, almost all presets identified by the scan were non-signals. The presets were 87.9, 88.1, 88.3, etc. Navigation control is very touchy.
Summary: Terrible!!! This product(the first versions) were excellent but the software sucked. Now they have the software issues resolved but the hardware sucks. It cut out as I ran, and just plain quit working. DO NOT BUY, if you want to have an mp3 player play songs that you can exercise too, this aint it!
When it works, it's great. When it's broken. . . you might get it back again. (Keep your receipt.)
amaroq27 "Dean", Amazon
10 October 2008
Summary: In principle, this is a great product. It's small, expandable, and even has an FM tuner. Sounds like a great iPod nano killer. In principle. Alas, in reality, it does none of these things well, promising much more than it delivers. Well, it might actually deliver some of these. I can't tell. More often than not, the single AAA battery will run out after 3 or so hours and then the device will shut down.
Summary: I just bought this thing and I really wish I had waited and read these reviews first. I bought it, brought it home put on a few songs and the thing shut off and refused to turn back on before I even listened to a single song. Yeah, the thing lasted less than an hour. Wonderful. It's going back to the store tomorrow. Stupid piece of junk.
Summary: This product is a piece of junk. The thing freezes almost every time I turn it on. The only thing I can do when that happens is take the battery out and put it back in. Even then, the thing just keeps on freezing when I try to play a song. Also, there are way too many unnecessary features, which makes this very confusing to use when you just want to play music. It is not at all user-friendly and the control stick hurts my fingers and is too difficult to use.