Decent for what I needed, lasted longer then reported
JC Woods, Amazon
23 April 2010
Summary: I purchased this player back in 2005/2006. I paid about 50. I had read both good and bad reviews. For the most part this has been a great player. Never used the mic option. The radio worked fine, but didn't use that too often either. There are a few quirks about this player. For whatever reason, when I loaded mp3s up, there was always one song the player would get hung up on. I would have to skip to keep it going. Never figured out what the problem was with that.
Summary: Every month, manufacturers unleash even more MP3 players to an increasingly confused public. Not only do these devices have wildly divergent features, but ongoing format wars mean the MP3 player you choose dictates where you can buy your digital music. These devices are anything but one-size-fits-all. First, there's the question of design.
Summary: Summing up: VERY short battery life, buggy software, recordings might fail at the last second of recording, very slow FFWD (fast forward), and lastly but most importantly: MPIO is NOT giving support. MPIO is... a farce. I strongly recommend iriver players. Iriver is a brand that has good worldwide support AND is far superior in quality and features. (iriver is Korea's nr. 1, MPIO is nr. 2 perhaps, but at a far, far, FAR distance!
Summary: Waste of money. And more problem than it is worth. It also eats up batteries like you would not believe. Your batteries will get 3 hours running time MAX on this player, and I mean even using high powered batteries catered towards digital devices. Do not buy this unit.
Summary: The Good: Price! Connects to PC via standard USB 2.0 (included) as portable hard drive (no software, no mess). Attractive, logical and simple controls and display. Light, small and durable overall. Preset and manual EQ options. Ambient reverb effects (studio, concert, etc.). Records from radio and built-in mic. Recording quality settings (low med high). FM tuner always gives strong, clear signal (really impressed!). Plays MP3/WMA/WAV (VBR too). Folder support.