Summary: It looked as though this could be a simple MP3 player to load w/ music... It was unfortunate that Windows Vista was not compatible with this player; I was not pleased that i had to send this piece of equipment to someone else just to load it....
Summary: You buy an mp3 player to play your mp3's, right? Well, this player does not play your mp3's. This is a cool little player. The invisible readout feature is cool. The fact that it charges by plugging into your computer's usb port is cool. However, it claims to play mp3's and wma's. It does not. It can convert your existing files to play, but it can't play them.
Summary: like i said, i have no complaints about the player. once you get the music on there, it's amazing. however, getting the music on there is a rediculously confusing process. the software experience on most computers with Vista operating systems ranges from considerable hardships to not working at all. also, even if you get it working(good luck with that) you'll still run in to insane restrictions as far as ripping from cd's goes. don't bother buying this.
Summary: I am what you might call a newbie when it comes to mp3 players. I've been an avid mp3 downloader for years but have always just played them off my PC or burned them to CD for my car. I have recently decided to make my music more mobile and I have to say that I'm not completely thrilled with this mp3 player. When it comes to the operation of the player and the sound I'm more than happy with it. Once the songs are on the system it's easy to make it do what I want it to do.
Summary: Nice design, good sound, and decent interface. Pros: Lightweight Holds a surprising amount of music Feels like it could take a beating Pocketsized Cons: Finger print laden SonicStage software is horrible to use with Vista (not much better with XP) No accessories available Display was hard to read No expansion slot I really would love to say how great this is but the Software doesn't work, AT ALL on Vista!
Summary: The player seems to work only through Sony's SonicStage music management software, but even that failed to recognize the player. In short: the gizmo looked good, it was even kind of cute, but since I wasn't able to make it work, it is going back to the store. It was supposed to replace my 20BG iPod, which has a nasty tendency to freeze up during workouts.
Can't download podcasts or audiobooks -- at least not easily
K. Hoogerwerf, Amazon
7 January 2007
Summary: I'll agree with everyone else's comments re. the proprietary software. I wanted to get an mp3 player to listen to podcasts and audiobooks in addition to music. I had no problems importing music from CDs to the player, but after multiple hours trying to figure it out, still can't download podcasts from itunes -- since you can't get podcasts on the Sony site! From what I can figure out, you have to burn those onto disk and then download them to the player.
Excerpt: ...le canzoni solo nel formato sony e quindi tutti gli MP3 devono essere convertiti. Non è possibile fare copia incolla come ero abituato comodamente a fare. Prima di registrare un canzone sul lettore si deve importarla nel database del software in dotazione (Sonicstage) operazione LUNGHISSIMA poi si possono finalmente trasferire le canzoni sul lettore, operazione ETERNA; quando poi proverete finalmente ad ascoltare i vostri brani spesso compare la bella ...
Excerpt: Alcuni mesi fa ho acquistato questo lettore all'unieuro a 99€. Anche se al quel prezzo c'erano altri lettori con più caratteristiche e maggiore memoria, l'ho comprato xke era molto bello,piccolo e soprattutto aveva la batteria al litio ricaricabile.Devo dire che mi ha davvero colpito il display invisibile tutto specchiato che si vede solo appena lo accendi. La batteria al litio risulta molto comoda se il lettore viene collegato spesso al pc xke si ...