"Great device for music discovery. Convenient and fun."4.0 starson by highendguy
Pros: Wifi refresh is cool. Music discovery is priceless. Screen is sharp and bright. Artist and album bios are cool. Player sounds great. Charge lasts a whole shift at work. Can connect to a portable speaker system. Stations are great. Custom stations.
Cons: Player has occasional glithches that require a factory reset. It hasn't happened in a whlle though.
Summary: I love my Slacker G2 and couldn't do without it now. I've had it for about 9 months and I'm totally addicted to it. I use it primarily at work or in the car. When I'm home I use the software player on my computer. In fact, it was the software player that first go me hooked on the Slacker service. I don't have a lot of time to go out and buy music. Buying music gets expensive. I don't watch MTV or listen to the radio. Slacker is pretty much my only source for new music. Mudic discovery with the Slacker G2 has been a priceless asset of the service.
I am mobile on my job and have to move around a lot. The G2 is slim and small and fits nicely in my pocket. or clipped on to my belt with the provided soft cushiony case.
Once you learn the control functions, you don't need to even look at the player to control functions. The player has excellent sound and the supplied ear buds sound great. I recently bought a nice portable headphone amp that I plug the Slacker into and it has greatly amplified and improved the sound. Not that the player itself doesn't sound good, because it does. I'm kind of a gadget nerd and audiophile so, I am always trying to improve the sound of my playback devices.
I do have the premium service so, I don't have to puut up with the occasional commercials and I can skip songs as often as I like, which really isn't that often. The player has the ability to learn your musical taste in time, whcih is really cool.
I do wish that the Slacker online player would sponser some live concerts or have more features too interact with. Maybe in time they will.
I highly recommend Slacker for music lovers like me that don't have the time to download individual songs to an MP3 player. Millions of songs and over 100 stations to choose from. You can even custom creat your own stations, which I have and it's awesome. If you buy one of these Slacker G2 players, you will have a blast.