Summary: I just got the RCA 2501A today so I can't really speak about battery life. However, I would like to give my first impressions... Music is easy to put on the thing just like most MP3 players, I use Windows Media Player without problem. The USB cords to charge the unit and the headphones seems to be well made. The unit uses a simple USB cord. You probably have a hundred of the things laying around. The headphones have a charger that snaps onto the headphones very securely.
Summary: I use the RCA Jet Stream when I go jogging. The big advantage is that it is wireless. I have become addicted to listening to audio books while jogging. It has a lot of features including an FM radio and pedometer not found on most MP3 players. The price was great too. I was replacing a Sony Walkman that gave up the ghost and had a hard time finding a replacement with the features I wanted.
Summary: This is a pretty sweet unit. It's nice looking and small, and relatively easy to use if you're even slightly technologically inclined. You'll have to play around with the menu system for a while to get a feel for how it works, but that won't be a problem because you'll probably be fascinated by it for a while.
Summary: I work over water and get drenched every night. My original mp3 player was eventually destroyed by all the water, no matter how hard I tried to protect it. I know there are waterproof mp3 players out there for swimmers, but I didn't want to spend that much (or to wear a capsule around my head!)so I found this player by RCA. Being wireless, I can wear the earphones and have the player a safe distance from the water. I ordered it and it works great!
Summary: After reading all the lukewarm reviews and never seeing anyone actually wearing a Jet Stream in real life, I dragged my heels on getting one for myself. I thought 'This can't be the ONLY sporty wireless MP3 player" out there... 6 months went by and it remains the ONLY sporty wireless MP3 player, so I decided to take a chance and get one. WOW! This thing is not only cool, but it looks like the programming has been upgraded since the last review on here. 1.
Summary: I had this shipped to me here in the UK as it was just reviewed in a gadget mag and it looked like what I was after. I have never had an MP3 player before and never wanted the whole i-pod thing. I am doing a 26 mile walk for charity and wanted something that was not too cumbersome - love those wireless headphones and would last the distance (14 hours battery time) 340 songs is plenty for what I want it for.