Summary: Despite lacking a screen, the Samsung YP-S2 Pebble manages to gather an impressive array of advanced features into a minimalist design. And if you'd rather wear your MP3 player as a necklace than as a clip, the S2 gives you a chic way to do it.
Summary: The Samsung YP-S2 held its charge for just over 10 hours of continuous music playback, which is more than enough time for an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack for the gym or for providing a much-needed distraction while taking a lengthy flight. Like the iPod shuffle, YP-S2 won’t win over those who require a display, but if you’re on a budget, it’s a fun and fashionable choice.
Summary: Samsung's YP-S2 Pebble MP3 player is a unit for those after something basic. It does a good job with music playback and it looks stylish, but it lacks the features of its more expensive counterparts.
Summary: While Apple seems to have abandoned its popular little Shuffle – it was largely ignored in the recent iPod refresh save for a few new colours – Samsung clearly think there’s plenty of life in the dirt-cheap, screenless MP3 player yet. Its new YP-S2, AKA ‘the pebble’, carries on the Korean tech giant’s music player traditions of saving pennies on style and usability in favour of sound quality.
Excerpt: Doesn't look like much in the photo, does it? Samsung 's dinky YP-S2 (or ‘pebble', to use the company's horribly twee nickname) looks more like a Christmas bauble than an MP3 player of high regard – and high regard is what it's been held in around here ever since its First Test in our Awards 2008 issue.
Pros: Deeply impressive sound for a product of this type