Summary: This mp3 player has to be my most favorite so far because of its sheer durability,it has been through h311 and back. I have dropped it over 100 times and it went through the wash and dry cycle,when i heard a clanging in the dryer i pulled out this mp3 player. when i found it,it was steaming and full of water lol.
Summary: Where to begin: 1. The battery bulge in the back prevents you from using the device with a laptop with any sort of convienence. It basically prevents you from inserting the player into the usb slot if your laptop is on a desk or any sort of hard surface. You know, the things that most people keep their laptops on. 2. Uses AAA batteries, not rechargable. 3. With the default settings it does not play many common file formats. 4. It does a terrible job importing track data.
Summary: This unit worked ok for a few weeks except for the fact that if you wanted to ff or rewind, it would go about 45min in 5 seconds in audiobook. So say if you wanted to rewind 5 minutes you will end up overrewinding then overfastforwarding then overrewinding until you just give up. Then one day the sound stopped coming out of one earpiece, I thought it was the headphones, nope its the cheaply made rca unit. Guess I should've kept the receipt.
Crappy sound because you can only use the RCA earphones
James H. Moss "Jim", Amazon
18 September 2010
Summary: Although the device is easy to use and works great, the only earphones that you can use with the device are the ones that come with the unit. All other earphones do not fit into the unit and you have horrendous sound quality. The earphones that come with the sit in the outlet, but they are just as bad. Do not buy this until that is fixed.
Summary: A year ago, I purchased this item, so I could replace a portable CD player at work. I liked this mp3 player because it had the USB port and I didn't need to worry about a connector to my computer. The battery wasn't a problem for me either, I bought rechargeable ones and a charger for them. It was easy enough to use for my first time with an mp3 player, but alas I was fooled.
Summary: I have been fighting with this mp3 player for a couple years (I alternate use with my ipod), and I finally have decided to just buy a new one. First off, the RCA program to manage your music etc runs poorly. The window is chopped off at the side, it's difficult to navigate and generally frustrating. The player itself is difficult to browse on. I do like the USB port built in, as we have ports on the front of our tower.
Summary: I brought this mp3 for my sister sho she can walk the park, I may have to go buy one for me. ( I got her the blue one) It's easy to use (I have a Windows Vista platform with Windows Player 10 installed). I was able to upload 20 songs and my 1 hour walking CD for her in about 5 minutes. No problems there, nothing froze on my 'puter. I test drove it with my own earphones and the mp3 sounds really decent.
Summary: I got this MP3 player for Christmas. Thank goodness I didn't spend any money on it! For such a cheap, "simple" model of MP3 player, it is very complicated to use. The worst thing about the RCA Pearl is the software it installs on your computer. It's really complicated and it takes FOREVER to upload and delete songs to and from the player. The volume is too low, the songs are impossible to sort... just a real piece of garbage.