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Micro 8GB MP3 Player (Black)

Released on 16 October 2008

Manufacturer: Play.com

4.0 out of 5 (45 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Listen to your tunes with maximum portability with this tiny MP3 player. Around half the size of a matchbox, but enough room to cram around 4000 of your favourite tracks.
  • Massive 8GB capacity - around 4000 tracks!
  • USB 2.0 full-speed connection
  • Compatible with both MP3 and WMA formats
  • Backlit reverse-LCD display
  • Tough and hard-wearing: no moving parts means no skipping
  • Up to 10 hours playback from its built-in rechargeable battery
  • Powerful in-ear headphones, using a standard 3.5mm connector
  • Easy Plug and Play connection (Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista & Mac OS X)
  • USB key function - carry pictures, documents and other files with you
  • Play, pause, track forward, track back, volume up and volume down controls
  • Equalizer
  • Repeat track/repeat all
  • Shuffle (random play)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • THD: 0.08%
  • Size (mm): 55 x 33 x 9
  • Weight: 19g
  • Supplied accessories: Neck-cord earphones, charge/sync cable, CD containing instruction manual and driver (only required for Windows 98)

customer Reviews

 Average rating (45 reviews)

 It's not bad at all...for 30 quid a winner.

| | See all Bigal1870's reviews (36)

Top 100 DVD Reviewer

I bought this player for my 71yr old dad who is just getting into digital music (there is hope for us all). I wasn't going to spend a fortune on an iPod and this appeared to fit the bill.

Ok let's just say from the start if you are expecting iPod type performance from something costing £30 please don't, but look a little further at this beautifully compact player and you will be pleasantly surprised.

It's a solid state player, that means no moving parts, the music is stored on a chip not a hard drive, so in theory it should never jump or skip no matter what you do with it. Once you plug it in your XP or Vista PC will automatically recognise it as a mass storage device so no extra software to load (unless you have Windows 98 as your operating system, in which case there is a CD to download).

Best to go into Windows Media player first, plug in the player and it will pop up in the menu. Be careful here because the player is automatically set up to synchronise with media player and will download music automatically until your player is full. Go into the player menu on windows and disable the auto synchronise function so that you have to manually drag and drop your music and you are away. Very easy indeed.

So what does it sound like ? Well first thing is to bin the supplied headphones and get some decent ones, remember that even a £200 iPod will sound rubbish through the wrong phones, but once you set the player up with the on screen menus it sounds not too bad at all. The player has a bass function and also 6 presets for "Rock" "Jazz" etc. I found that the Rock setting sounded loudest and best because even at the top of the volume setting the player is still a little quiet.

The player charges directly through the supplied USB lead and at a little over 2.5 inches by an inch it is a little gem.

A winner by Play.com and worth every penny.

 Super little player

| | See all norman11's reviews (36)

Top 100  Reviewer Top 10 Electronics Reviewer

Mine just arrived, and it's tiny! But I still find it easy to use, the display is clear and the buttons are positive.

In answer to a couple of other comments:
1. To access folders, press the M (centre) button in pause mode (or just after you switch it on). This then displays "local folder". Press M again to show a list of folders, navigate between them using the track-skip buttons, select the particular folder using M.
2. There is an eyelet to attach the supplied necklace earphones, so the player just hangs round your neck like a pendant.

 Drive

| | See all masslac's reviews (1)

It's a HDD player, meaning it'll automatically show up as a drive under Windows 2000 and later for you to drag and drop to/from. No software is required.

 Can't complain.

| | See all callan24's reviews (31)

Fantastic, Small, Light what more do you want for £25. Even the headphones that come with it aren't that bad but, i'll be using them as spares. The sound quality of this mp3 is amazing for its size. Its only flaw in my mind, which is quite annoying (If your a patient unlike me then theres nothing to worry about) you have to select a song manually and when you've got like 2000 songs like i've got on it at the moment it does grate on you when your trying to find a certain song. It does have a Shuffle feature though so if you wanted to use it as a suffle but with 8X's more memory then it'd be perfect.

I now use it as a back up MP3 player as i bought a Classic.

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