Pros Records up to 25 hrs of music, or you can add MP3/WMA, Ability to add & edit playlists, Ability to FINALLY Delete unwanted songs, Lock (save) songs, Easy to Use, Lots of features
Cons No Tuneselect, No live mode outside of home or car dock but being able to have up 25 hrs of recorded songs MORE then makes up for that!
Summary I thought Cnet was off the mark in their review of the Samsung Nexus 25 hr portable XM satellite player. I like to save money and if it has a monochrome display rather then a color one, I could care less! You can buy this for $99 at Compusa! I would rather buy it for that cheap then spend over $250 for one with a color display that drains the battery quicker. Also, the fact this has no live mode is not as horrible as Cnet makes it out to be. That's the POINT anyway when you are carrying around a portable, the ability to listen to hours of music. Who cares if it's not live. Just simply record your fav channels in 2-3 hr blocks at night and when you wake up, voila! You got all the music you want or you can also record individual songs that are all set for you to listen to. So the fact it has no live mode makes absolutely no difference to me. This Nexus is very tiny and slick looking! If you are a gadget freak or like something that will make others jealous, this is the thing to get. It may not have a color screen like the more expensive new portables but it's pretty cool looking. Aside from the cosmetic beauty etc, The Nexus does everything that the original first generation models did NOT do, you can FINALLY erase songs you don't want and you can lock (save) songs you want to keep because like the original 2Go models, whatever you are recording will keep recording over your previous recordings. If you like having 25 hrs of music at your disposal then by all means buy the Nexus, if you are fine with only being able to record only 5 hrs with no ability to erase songs or lock songs you like then go with the Tao ($49 at Compusa) or the 2Go models. I think the Nexus is a no brainer, it does exactly what it's supposed to do and that's deliver great satellite radio along with much needed features that were missing from the first gen models. Remember aside from not having a color display, no live mode when outside of the car/home dock and no tuneselect, this is pretty much EXACTLY an INNO or Helix! It is WORTH BUYING!Updated
I forgot to add that Cnet says they only got 7 hrs out the Nexus but it's possible to get 10-12 hrs. Also remember to charge your battery for at least 8 hrs when you first get it.
"Works Great!!!"on by jmharrell15
Pros Very small, nice quality display, sound quality, ability to transfer music from napster and WM player
Cons must be plugged into dock for live broadcast
Summary This radio is great, I couldn't be more happy. Not being able to receive live broadcasts is a small con but I did not need it because the ones that do have huge antennas and poor reception.
Pros small, durable, easy to use
Cons Could of had a color screen.
Summary Its a really nice MP3!
Pros "A Flexible MP3 Player...Responds to Windows Media Player downloads..INCREDIBLE STORAGE..responds very well:)
Cons not any yet...testing advanced modes>>>>
Summary A Great MP3 player..HAS A NICE FEEL OF IT'S SIZE..MUCH PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY..BUT I AM STILL LEARNING...AWESOME EARPHONE CONVEYANCE.I AM USING NEXXTECH EARPHONE JACK EARPHONES=A+++RECEPTION!!!
I AM NOW SEARCHING FOR BEST EXTERNAL SPEAKERS..I NEED HELP...THANKYOU>>>>>
"great portability"on by Riebol
Pros I have used this mp3 player for a quite while now.. I like that you can 'skip' thru songs you dont like from the recorded sessions.. better than live broadcast where you are 'forced' to listen to stuff you dont want
Cons not all songs are available from napster
Summary i'd buy it again