"Horrible First Impression"0.5 starson by Teske2011
Pros: 1. waterproof..maybe
2. durable/feels good in hand
3. external memory/ "expandable"
Cons: 1. Didn't get past testing it out
2. Battery/charging Issues
3. poor kodak support
Summary: I bought this item at bestbuy yesterday, played with it in the car on the way home (only at stop lights :) ) to see how the picture looked and familiarize myself with the icons. Pretty simple. I'd say if you arn't technologically capable then you have a 50% chance of hitting the right button.
So, I take a test video when I get home of my son, and then I plug it in to charge. (now, maybe this initial use before charging was my problem...but thats a stretch) I walk over to it about 1 hr later to see how it's truckin' along, and the signal light (blinks when charging, and steady light when fully charged) is not on. It does not turn on either. I unplug everything and tryit on my laptop. nothing. Then I put it back into the wall, and try again. Nothing.
I search "kodak play sport charge problems" and a ton of stuff pops up on how shotty the battery/charging is on the thing. Many ppl have had to bring their brand new devices back to wherever...and return/exchange them. Apparently there was one guy who even tried contacting kodak support before bring it back a third time, to see if this was a common problem. kodak was less than helpful,and suggested sending it in to repair. However, this was a bad choice becasue the guy was still within his 14day exchange period and was more or less looking to see if this was a problem that wasnt worth the money. If it keeps happening, which is seem to be, then why would they keep the item.
...I guess I want to play with the thing before I decide to boycott it. because underwater is soo cool, and it's like the only durableish looking pocket/handheld out there right now. but I sorta feel like if I couldnt even use it once without a problem, that 7mo down the road I'll be wishing I took the advice of all the reviews saying to stay away from it.
So, today I went back to bestbuy to get a new one. it's charging right now, I havn't done anything except open the box take it out and charge it. However, I did this on my lunch break, so I did take it out of the wall at work, and put it back in the wall at my house. Hope this small interruption wouldn't make a difference either way. just sayin..