Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Cruzer Micro MP3 Companion
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So far, so good
S. K. Brooks, Amazon
3 June 2013
Summary: I won't give it 5 stars because I only received the music player just today. The product arrived in OK condition. It only cost $7.99. There was no shipping charge because I ordered other items with it and got free shipping. The package contained the following: the companion(music player), a head set, one battery that went dead about 1hour after I inserted it. I did not receive the fastener that allows you to attach it to your belt. BUT . . .
Summary: Bought this to listen to MP3 podcasts but I've yet to be able to do that with this player. I loaded the 4gb memory stick that I received along with the player but on the first listen, it quit after a few minutes and the display said to insert Cruzer. The Cruzer was in there so I pulled it out and put it back in. The same thing happened. Now, this was the last podcast on the thing so maybe that had something to do with it, I don't know.
Summary: Erratic and unpredictable behaviour. Stops playing and/or turns ifself off after a few minutes. Sometimes returns a message "insert micro cruzer" when cruzer is already inserted and has been recognized. Reinserting cruzer has no effect. This device is totally worthless.
Summary: I was surprised that they still sold these. I bought one of these many, many years ago and fell in love with it. When I saw that it was on sale for next to nothing, I could resist buying another. It works great and is cheap enough to let the kids have it. The sound is very good and works with the Sandisk thumbdrives, as long as they haven't been reformated in a computer. If it doesn't recognize the thumb drive, reformat in the old FAT format.
Summary: Nice expandable plyer, just buy extra USB Cruzer Micros and you have unlimited storage. This solid-state player is great in all weather and can take lots of abuse. I get about 6hrs on 1 AAA NiMh battery. I am a letter carrier and this thing works in all extremes, 0 degrees to 95 degrees, no problems.
Summary: I like this unit. I bought it after reading reviews that said it WOULD actually work also with the Cruzer Mini since I had one. Some might, but mine doesn't, even after updating the firmware (which you should do as soon as you get it), so I had to get a Micro. The double use of the storage key, now that's just good thinking. The battery door is a little delicate, but it's no prob cause the belt clip will hold it firmly shut.
Summary: Sorry, Sandisk. This thing just doesn't make it. I returned the first one under warranty because the battery door wouldn't stay shut. I was hoping the replacement unit would have a better closure for the battery, but it's the same awful design (TINY plastic tabs to hold the door shut, and they shear off at the slightest provocation!). The second unit refuses to recognize the Sandisk Micro USB drive. I can't get it to play at all, and this is right out of the box!
Summary: I read so many complaints. Well I just go mine today. Only knew about this player because I bought the memory stick for work and read the documentation. Anyhow mine came with the new firmware 1.1.0 already......it has a hold/pause button that is right on the front, someone else complained of no hold button. Maybe mine is a newer version. Anyhow I have used it for about 4 hours almost non stop, and it works great with BIG wma and mp3 files of high quality.
Summary: Others have covered the goods and bads of this product and I dont think I can add to their ample findings HOWEVER: I have FOUR tips YOU can use for making this a better product. FIRST put some Graphite Grease (or oil if you dont have it) on the sliding & locking parts of the battery cover. Less friction for easy on and off - plastic can bind so LUBRICATE it. SECOND install the latest (directory aware) software. Version 1.1.0 runs reliable for me.