Pros Decent design Playlists
Cons A 90 day warranty is bad enough. This thing waited to die until the fourth month. Randomly the whole unit would shut down and start displaying either a USB Connected message or another error message. I did everything Tech Support advised and nothing fi
Pros Goof Fm Transmitter
Cons Memory Card Slot Not So Good
Summary I Misplaced my device can someone please email me the list of sample songs to email@example.com
Pros Very durable, tight belt clip with makes it excellent to run with, lightweight, good battery life, has expandable sd slot for more memory.
Cons I have not found any!
Summary I have had this mp3 player for quite a few years. I use it to run with and at work so it has been used for many many hours. Sounds good and I love the secure belt clip with you hardly notice at all. I have used the same rechargeable batteries with it for years. I actually just bought another one just like it from ebay the other day so i dont have to keep taking it back and forth to work. I use an sd card with mine (which are so cheap to by anymore) but you dont need it as it holds plenty of songs. GO SHOP EBAY AND I'M SURE YOU CAN FIND ONE REAL CHEAP LIKE I DID!
Pros cheap, easy to get and is small
Cons everything and more
Summary This terrible mp3 player is very hard to use and is a waste of a christmas present!
Pros small, lightweight
Cons mediocre sound quality; software problems
Summary When first bought this player, I thought it was pretty decent for the money. Ocassionally some songs would skip or cut off...but it didn't bother me so much since I only used it when I worked out.
About a year goes by. Everything is fine; it was in great condition (never dropped it, never touched water, etc). One day, I'm at the gym, I pause the music to say hello to someone, it that's when it happened. The player froze into "Upgrader" mode and would not play at all.
After reading about this problem (which many people end up having--some as soon as 4 months), I found out that you had to download a software update from the Rio website. I followed the software upgrading directions to the T. Not only did I re-install the Firmware about 6 times (once is not enough), but I even dismantled the player to see if the processor & memory boards were broken. The hardware was fine. It was definitely a software issue.
A few days later, I attempted to upload the firmware one last time and I finally got it out of "Upgrader" mode. But now, instead of that problem, the player will just randomly turn off and on repeatedly and will only stop if you remove the battery.
The bottom line: It's not worth the aggravation. By the time this error happens to your player, your warranty is up & you will have to pay Digital Networks more money to have it fixed. I've had my player for over a year. Many of the positive comments posted may not have had their player long enough for this error to happen to them YET. I do not recommend this product.