Summary: We bought this product for our 1 year old and she loved it. Unfortunately, she dropped the product (as babies tend to do) several times and the battery latch malfunctioned. I don't think the product was meant for babies but nonetheless it doesn't seem to be very durable. But I gave it 4 stars because it was worth the price we paid for it.
Summary: We have had this about a year. Recently have had a few problems with it, but working with tech support (which has been excellent) to try and solve it. We have not had a lot of the problems with the battery compartment, etc that others have had. My 2, 5 and 7 year old can all operate this very easily and fight over who gets to hold it.
Summary: The good....I loved that I could let my kids listen to music without worrying about ear damage from headphones. The form factor was great and it was much smaller in person than I realized (a positive). The bad.... it had glitches in the first couple of weeks that required me to take the battery out. Then it just stopped working. Wouldn't buy another one.
Summary: I currently own 4 of these. One is permanently stationed in the kitchen, bedroom, bath and clipped to my backpack. For the price, this is an OUTSTANDING player. Since it works entirely off SD cards, I never hook it up to the computer. Simply drag and drop files via my card reader. As an audiobook fanatic, the ability to swap cards in and out is a dream.