Summary: I bought this little player when we were in the process of moving across country. I wanted an MP3 player to use in the car since I would be driving it solo. It worked fine for about 11 months. Then one afternoon at the gym it winked off and would never turn on again. I did nothing to it to cause a failure. I charged it as the manual stated but it gave out with no warning. I would not waste my money on an RCA product like this.
Summary: I love it because it's my favorite color, blue! Plus it holds uber lots of songs. The ear buds fit perfectly in my small ears. The tips fell of easily and I lost one, though. I like how it shows the artist, song and even the album cover. My old Mp3 player couldn't do that. I really like how you can change the color settings for the screen. I wasn't to happy that it didn't come with many accesories, or any accesories at that.
Summary: If you are going to buy this, don't expect a nano. The lcd is very weak for any sort of video, but handy as a menu screen. My chief complaints revolve around how long it takes to charge (hours on my dual core pc) and the fact that it sometimes is on when you think it's not, and the result is a dead battery when you think it's charged. Sound quality is good, no beef there.
Summary: ..because that's what this product is. A major disaster. Where to start? Well first off, IT DOESN'T WORK WITH ALL NEWER COMPUTERS! Yes...that's correct. It doesn't. I have an older computer (about 3 to 4 years), but it's not ancient! It has Windows xp with all the updates (even the RCA ones), etc yet I still have problems connecting to this device. So pretty much I'm stuck with the same music all the time because it almost never connects!
Summary: OK, this little MP3 player has a lot of pro's and con's. Bad news first... In order for this device to work properly for you, the user must be someone who "takes good care of their things". Its firmware is rather delicate and prone to several different types of failures. RCA does however have a website where you can download for free a good firmware update.
Summary: By the way, I bought this at Walmart and I see on Amazon here that's it's not being marketed as a video player. On the official website and store packaging it is. Must not be a point to make on here, since it's false. I wanted to affirm what some others said. It takes FOREVER to put music on it and I can't do it with their software, only through Windows Media Player. It must just not be very compatible with Vista. For a regular mp3 player, this item is very good.
Summary: When I first got my OPAL 2 years ago, I was really excited just to get a 2GB MP3 Player, because my first was a crappy $20.00 512MB player. PROS: The OPAL has a cute design, and the blue is really pretty. I found it very easy to load songs to, and since I don't have an extremely large library, it has enough space. CONS: I just wish that it could load videos more easily.
Summary: This product meets all my needs. This is a upgrade from the hand me down shuffle I recieved from my daughter. I wanted something simple to use and show the songs that where playing at that time. Every thing worked fine when downloaded from the c/d and all the songs I've downloaded from MP3 Rocket and Amazon have downloaded without problems. This is a simple MP3 player not a Zune or high end MP3 player. But has done what I've wanted it to do.
Summary: There is a reason ipods are more expensive. You really do get what you pay for. Unless you absolutely can't afford it, do yourself a favor and don't go cheap like we did and buy a device like this. Do it right and get an ipod. You won't regret the extra money for the ipod, but you will regret buying this little pain in the butt! I'm just not impressed with this unit at all.