"Excellent sound - tiny photos"3.0 starson by Antonolbo
Pros: Sounds excellent. Fast and easy drag/drop songs from my computer. FM radio recording comes back sounding just like the original broadcast.
Cons: Photos are displayed across the width of the screen, so even though the pictures are sharp, they are very tiny, only using half of the available screen. The unit is "dead" while it's recharging/hooked up to the computer.
Summary: I bought this because of the FM recording sound quality. Very pleased with that. Easy to use for most features. Loading songs was quick and painless. The built-in speakers are functional, but nothing amazing, just an added bonus if you happen to want someone to hear something without passing around a set of headphones. I tried loading a video file, but it was apparently the wrong format (AVI not AVC) so I'll have to figure out how to change the format, if that's possible.OK, I found out where to set the photo setting to display in the "horizontal" format of the screen instead of the "vertical" orientation, so the pictures are now twice as big. Much nicer.
Updated on Sep 21, 2009
Updated on Sep 29, 2009A couple more points on this unit... after you charge the unit up and disconnect it from the computer/USB port, it stays on... even if you had it turned off when you plugged it in. I had it plugged in and charged it up, then when I went to use it, the power was way down.. almost dead. The only thing I can figure out was that it was just own the whole time after I unplugged it from the charger and didn't realise it was automatically "on" at that point. It's also very easy to bump any button on the unit, and touching almost any button will turn it on. Very easy to inadvertantly have the unit on draining power that way as well. I found I have to keep the lock button armed just to prevent the battery getting drained.
The isn't much of a fast forward speed to go through recorded sessions. Better to just stop and retsart the recording at various points to divide up the recording into more managable sections.