Summary: I'm very happy and lucky I found this player for sale. I bought it immediately and good thing I did because searching for another (which was available last week) I found nothing. So, anyway, this review is for the item and not the sale. The Samsung YP-K3 (in my opinion) is the best thing since sliced bread. I got one a few years ago as a gift from my husband and so loved it (black and sleek) but by some weird twist of fate -- I ran it over with my van.........
Summary: Pros +Durable-After 3 years, it still works perfectly even though I've dropped it and got water on it. There are lots of scratches on the back where the paint has chipped off. +Battery Life-You can listen for 20+ hours and charge it back to full within 2 hours. +Features-It has music, radio, and can store pictures (doesn't include camera). You have different sound settings for music such as bass, voice, and 3D sound.
Summary: I am new to MP3 technology, since the last time I really invested in carrying my music around with was in high school many years ago, and that was all on 8-Tracks. Those are all gone now, but I decided to try out an MP3 player when my kids seemed to have no trouble using their MP3 players. So, I located a used Samsung YP-K3 on ebay, and won the bid at $5.74 plus a few dollars for shipping.
Summary: Pretty good, sturdy player. I didn't find the sound quality to be anything special, though, as other reviewers have. Its about like my old iRiver player and still quite a noticeable step down from the built-in sound chip on my cheap motherboard. There's only a touchscreen for navigation, but its the kind that detects differences in electrical conductivity rather than pressure, so you shouldn't get accidental activation if you carry it around in your pocket.
Summary: My YP-K3 is 2 years old, and it's unusable now. The display started getting dimmer about 6 months ago, now I can't see it at all. You can't operate the thing unless you can see the display, so it's useless. I checked on getting it repaired (it's out of warranty), and the estimated cost is $85.00. I liked it when it worked, but when you pay $100 for something, you expect it to last more than 2 years. My wife has a Sansa Clip.