Summary: Pros: 1. Battery operated. I don't like rechargeable MP3 players because I don't want to plug into to computer or outlet all the time. I just carry AAA rechargeable batteries and replace it whenever the battery goes out. 2. Small enough to fit in your pocket. iPhone is too big when I run or workout. 3. Not a touch screen. It's button operated, so I just push the buttons without taking it out from my pocket. 4. Battery lasts forever.
Summary: After many challenging hours to the service lady helping me search through mp3 players, I bought this one. It was easy to use, download songs to, and lasted many wonderful years. I have one now that, after using the Pearl, seems like a dinosaur and has none of the simple features that the Pearl did. I used it every day for 10 years, happily. It became possessed about a month ago, the volume going all the way up to max, and nearly deafening me.
Summary: Good software support, my second one didn't store my favs but overall its a good product. the menu and selector buttons got jacked on my first one so I bought another.. its got return customer appeal.. easy to use. One thing is you can't turn the volume above 19 into an audio receiver or amp or it will distort like a mf. Otherwise .. great product.
Picked it up at Menards, been through two in the past year or two...
DEREK BOTFIELD, Amazon
18 June 2013
Summary: I got this MP3 player at Menards for $27, and, despite the horrible reviews (most of which are right), the product doesn't suck. I use it mostly for listening to the radio and the many recordings I have made from it. I don't listen to my "Full Music" much because I don't usually buy music, I find the radio recordings are enough for me.
TH1702 and TH2002RDR are the Best MP3 Devices RCA ever made
Autism Father "DB", Amazon
7 February 2013
Summary: My severe autistic teenage son is a lot calmer when he listens to music. But he likes it loud, and listens at all hours day or night, as many autistic people do. We bought this for him because it has several features which are great for kids (and even adults): PROS: 1) Uses a single AAA battery, which means you can run it longer than most MP3s without having to wait for a recharge 2) No software needed to put music on it, just copy your music to the "Music" folder on the...
THE PERFECT PLAYER FOR ME (I CAN'T IMAGINE A FINER ONE)
jerry lynch, Amazon
23 November 2012
Summary: RCA TH1702 WAS THE PINNACLE OF THE RCA PEARL SYSTEM. WITH EXC. SOUND, FILE ACCESSIBILITY, AWESOME BATTERY LIFE, EASE OF USE, DURABILITY, AND FM RADIO. THIS HAS BEEN MY MP3 PLAYER DAILY FAVORITE FOR 5+ YEARS. SADLY, THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE. NOW, I HAVE 3 SPARES. FOR ABOUT 15 BUCKS, IT CAN'T BE BEAT.
Summary: Although this mp3 player works fine it does not remember its position after powering off. This makes it worthless for audio books. It also has an arcane menu system that makes no sense at all. RCA technical support is worthless.
Summary: This seeming primitive player has much in its favour, so much so that it's my main item. Its built-in USB connector means i can load up podcasts from whatever computer i happen to be on. Ditto for the drag-and-drop -- no special software required. And the AAA battery means i can carry (rechargeable) spares, and don't need to keep plugging in into a computer to charge up.
Summary: Pros: -This MP3 player is extremely durable. I have dropped in a concrete, from a 2 story building(funny story actually), to marble, tile, and wood surfaces and it still plays my music perfectly. Maybe a 100 drops in all. -USB connector really come in handy. Better than keeping a cord. -Small size make it easy to put in pocket. -Awesome recording system. ConS: -Clip broke in the first month. -Battery dies a lot. I got fed up and bought rechargeables.
Summary: Don't know why everyone is 1-starring this thing. It's petite size is ideal for runners and gym rats. I paid $20 at a local Wally World for mine and it has lasted me a year or so. I dropped it, sat on it, dog chewed on it, etc and it still plays my tunes. Sure it's only got 2GB of mem but honestly, I don't need more than that for a 1 hour workout. If you're buying it to download books, forget it - this thing was made for mp3s and that's it.