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: 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.
Summary: I tried two of these units from the same store, and both of them failed to lock down the battery cover, so never got to hear what they sound like. The battery cover is poorly designed, flimsy and cheaply manufactured. If I could, I'd send SanDisk a bill for my gas and time wasted driving back to get a replacement for the first unit. When the second failed, I just took a refund and left.
Summary: Summary: I use it with a 1GB memory stick and if it didn't lockup all the time it would be a cool little product. As it stands it's not worth the money. Pro: Sounds great. Light weight. Allows me to switch drives for different music. Battery life lasts about a day. Con: Locks up for no reason. Poor construction of the battery cover (thin bit of plastic holding on the cover).
Summary: This is a fairly bulky/heavy Mp3 player made of the cheapest plastic imaginable. The switches are barely attached. The battery lid broke off within a month. But you will be glad when it breaks because the interface is complex (You won't be using this one without squinting at the LCD screen) and it's buggy too. Don't waste your time or money.
Summary: By now you've read some other reviews. I can confirm the locking up problem that seems temporarily solved by popping the battery and closing the door. This is something that I didn't expect from a good company such as SanDisk and hope they can and will offer a patch for this. The battery door is indeed fragile, and do not attempt to work it in the dark, should you experience one of those annoying lock-ups.
Summary: I had an old 64MB key drive for four years and I seriously needed an upgrade. But I was also eyeing some mp3 players. I received a Cruzer micro 1GB flash drive as a gift, and I was given the option to exchange it for an MP3 player. When I learned that SanDisk sold an mp3 companion I thought,"I win!" I can have all sorts of files on my new flash drive, and the mp3 companion quickly finds the folders with my music files! I'm also impressed with the sound.