probably works find for storing music that a person owns
21 February 2015
Summary: the last philips gogear i had i was able to store music that i downloaded from a service where i didn't have to buy the tunes outright. i thought this one would be the same. i was wrong...it only stores music that i have bought...which is something i don't want to do.
Summary: I've been using this for a while now (a year or more) and really like it a lot. I have music on it but mostly listen to eschatalogical sermons or other topics of interest to me. It sure makes the long driving trips go quickly.
Summary: It's a little glitchy and Phillips doesn't have much in the way of support for the device. But the reset button on the bottom solves most of the issues. If you are like me and like your music loud, go to the SafeSound settings and manually set it to the highest setting or the device will...
Summary: -good/strong volume -standard cord for charging so even if you loose its original cord, can just use another standard #2 cord = no need to buy another Phillips-proprietary cord, can charge anywhere if you forget its own cord -logical folders arrangement -upon turning it ON starts where you left off:...
Summary: In the detail section, wma files were listed as compatible, but it did not state that drm wma were not. I bought it specifically for drm wma because I borrow my audio books from the library. However, I do like it and am currently playing my audio books that are in mp3 player format.
Summary: As of this "Edit" the NotGoingAnywhereGEAR Vibe is in a landfill (somewhere). Something happened with the software. Couldn't add/delete music, and then it stopped charging and then it gave up the electrons. I tossed it in the trash a few weeks ago. I would not buy this again.
A step down from another model but still a good MP3 player
4 August 2014
Summary: In 2012, I purchased another version of this MP3 player SA4VBE08K/37, the same thing without the F in the model number. I gave it 4 stars. It is still working well so I decided to purchase another and found this one at a decent price.
Summary: First of all, I don't buy MP3 players in order to do a million things. I buy them to play music. Which this does, wonderfully. I chose this particular model because it has the ability to view the files in folder view, which makes the transfer of music from a computer to the MP3 player much easier.
Summary: When I downloaded using MS Media, there was a loud annoying hummmm when played back. When I tried the Phillips download to try to solve the problem, MS said this unit was not compatible. I liked the simplicity of the oporation of the player. Maybe it was simply a defective unit.