Summary: With the advent of Playaway books the size of a matchbox, I can see the end of the portable CD player in the next 10 years or so, except for a niche market, so it is a pleasure to get this, probably the best and last of the great Sony portable CD players (I also have the best and last tape player from Sony). So far, after a couple of weeks, it works flawlessly and better than its predecessor.
Summary: A previous reviewer wrote:"Overall I love the player. I'm a little worried about the button that controls the on/off, forward/back. I can just envision it breaking or breaking off ". I must co-sign that. I think that it will break eventually. But that's what buyer protection is for. Must also add that the skip feature on this player is EXCELLENT. Have owned about 5 units and this is the best skip protection I've seen. Right on par with the Panasonic.