Summary: I purchased two of these devices; not at the same time, but back to back. Both devices crapped out on me. The digital screen died on both. Once that happens, you can't navigate, because you have no clue where you are going. My current one won't even turn on with new batteries in it.
Summary: I wished I had read all of the reviews for this when I bought mine two years ago. It is worse than a piece of junk because I paid too much money for it and it is useless. The buttons are not easy to use, when I think I am turning it up, I have somehow skipped to the FM radio and cannot seem to get...
Summary: As most who bought this one knows the battery door did indeed break on my sons. It skips and freezes really bad. He still uses it but I do not think it would hurt his feelings if it got stolen at school! lol
Summary: electrical short kills cheap-med quality head phones! i lost four before i figure out the problem. and no, it was not just one player. i returned it and got a new one, and it did the same thing. I gave it a 2 and not a 1 because it records radio very well.DO NOT BUY!
Summary: The title says it all. If you bought this player for listening to audiobooks, which is what I did, you'll be extremely disappointed that you'll have to fast forward through the book every time you start it up since there is no resume feature.
I agree with all of the others - Plus the Belt Clip Sucks! (and the Customer Service!!!)
Mark Boyd, Amazon
31 May 2006
Summary: Just like most of the other reviewers I have not been happy with my Lyra. Every other complaint you see listed applies to my experience as well, but here is my biggest complaint. The belt clip sucks!! After using the thing for lest then a month the flimsy plastic belt clip just fell apart.
Summary: Okay, I got this little gadget as a valentine's present. Everything was allright at first, but, as I quickly found out it ONLY plays MP3 or WMA files...that means all Itunes files need to be converted before you can load 'em. Plus, "around 100 songs" really means 60.
Summary: In the end, this "rugged" device only lasted about 4 months before it broke (its demise coming after falling on carpeted floor at the gym). Prior to breaking, it was greatly disappointing. First, it was unable to keep the music files properly sorted - it always placed them in the wrong folder.
Summary: I bought an RCA Lyra 2 years ago, and use it for jogging. It has been through sweat, rain, freezing conditions, and the only problem I had with it is the headphone jack sometimes loses sound in one ear.
Summary: The first three months I had this player it was great. It did everything I needed it to do...play music while I ran for anywhere between 30-45 minutes. However, now that I've had it about 6 months things are starting to go wrong. The shuffle doesn't shuffle nor does the repeat repeat.