"Great mp3 player but bad bad BAD battery cover"3.5 starson by Mushhood
Pros: 1GB memory powered by AAA (18 hour life), no need to recharge -- just carry a spare AAA
Cons: battery cover is flimsy!! Radio reception not that great either...
Summary: I'm sure other reviewers have given you the scoop on this gadget, and i'm very pleased with my purchase as well, until of course less then 2 months into my purchase the battery cover came loose and i broke the notch on the cover (that locks the cover in place).
Before this happened i had already noticed that the cover was becoming less secure with every battery change i performed. For me this is a BIG design flaw. I mean if you have a AAA powered mp3 player you should expect the user to be replacing the battery quite often!!
Creative should have addressed this issue by now, i went to their forum website and it seems many users have this issue of battery cover's becoming worthless. They are being directed to customer support for either getting free or buying cover replacements.
You can of course buy another battery cover for a mere $4.99 and then pay another $4.99 for shipping!!! I couldn't get the white cover so i settled for blue---just to deliberately remind myself of the importance of design when buying such things!!!
I love this mp3 player but this battery cover issue is a thorn in my side. Pity!!
PS: i won't sell this off just yet, if the 2nd battery cover breaks too then i will!!(argghhh)