Pros Cheap for the storage capacity
Cons Scratches easily...even with good care, looks like you've dropped 1,000 times
Battery life short
Summary Playing fine until full warranty ran out! Then it would not come on or anything. It cost more than what is worth to send back and have replaced or repaired.
Pros Great sound, Real USB Connector
Cons Cheap feel and look
Summary I got this 16 GB player to replace a 4GB Sony so I would have more room for songs for long trips.I now note the battery charges much faster than my old Sony MP3 player and the indexing is much faster. Battery life is improved.
The case and feel of this one is cheap; Gone is the solid metal construction and ?heavy weight? feel.
The sound is still good and the round ?shuttle? control is bigger. The screen is about the same; bright and clear.
A subtle, but annoying glitch is gone; the player now handles the MP3 meta tags better. when I used certain software to tag the tracks the first song would be at the bottom of the list, even though the track tag was number 1. This new player now has the song list by the correct track number tag, no matter what software I used to make the tags.
The player has a ?human? USB connector now, instead of the proprietary to USB cable one no one else uses. This makes for easier connections.
The added sleep timer and alarm crowd the track info list.
Updated on Oct 29, 2010
Pros The 16 GB unit was really inexpensive ($99 CDN).
The device was fairly simple, meaning no useless widgets.
Cons Battery life was about 6 hours.
Device is not durable even when treated with great care.
Summary I probably got a lemon. I hope so for Sony. I had a Creative Zen for 2 years before and it was great. Maybe it's just time I buy an iWhatever. I'm getting really sick with buying crap that lasts only a year or so.
Pros built in adjustable EQ
Easy to use menus
Reverse contrast (black display words in white)
Built in FM tuner
Nice button layout
Drag & drop
Cons Sony management software is horrible
Have not figured out how to make a folder then put songs in that folder
The player puts everything you load into it in one folder so you can not seperate say an audiobook from a song
Summary I bought this item because it was half the price of an iPod Nano. I love the customizable built in EQ. The unit is smaller than an iPod Nano as well. I feel that it provides a good value/band for the buck as well. Take a look at one of these if you are in the market for a flash based MP3 player. By the way, add your own headphones. The ones included have poor sound.
Pros Work immediately out of the box.No problems adding it as an authorized device on my Rhapsody account.Sound quality is superb on his koss noise cancelling earbuds.16 gigs for 69.95 at Wal-Mart is a great price to storage ratio.
Cons None as of yet.Only noe Wal-Mart doesn't have any more and I was going to get one for myself.
Summary Simple user interface.Works with WMP11,Media-Monkey and my Rhapsody.Would recommend this to a friend