I bought this as an alternative to one of the cheaper players that sell for around £10. After you've paid for postage this worked out at only a fiver more so I thought I'd try it.
Aesthetically it's a very nice sleek design.
Has a retractable USB connector: neat and nothing to lose
The monochrome screen is different to cheaper players. The text is back lit and is very clear with good contrast. Easy to see in all conditions except bright sunlight.
You can pause midway through a track. It will turn itself off after X seconds and save the place on the track where you were. Good for podcasts and very long tracks.
6 touch buttons are pleasant to use and mean nowhere for dust/dirt/splashes to get in though they are a little oversensitive as others mentioned. The lock prevents accidental pressing.
Fast charging - 4 hours to full charge apparently.
Good, easy to use operating system software that's intuitive to use.
PC software not required. Drag n drop works fine.
FM radio with autotune feature to automatically find and set radio stations. Works well.
FM radio has RDS with station ID which all seems to work pretty well.
You can record from the external mic AND the FM radio.
No external charger. Must charge via a computer that is switched on. So not much use for longer trips away, camping etc.
Can't change the battery yourself. Has to be returned to a dealer. This compounds the above problem as well as making changing the battery a likely pain in the when it's needed.
Because the USB connector is direct into the USB socket (it advises not to use a USB hub) and the player is wider than a typical USB plug it is may block up a second USB port on some computers.
If you push the jack plug in too far it won't work.
The PC software is called Emodio and is not particularly inpiring to look at. You don't actually need it as files can be drag n dropped and the player can be set as an MTP device (default) or a USB.
Getting the foam covers over the headphones is extremely fiddly yet one of mine has come off after only 2 weeks. I'd suggest a spot of superglue to prevent this happening.
The manual in the box is pretty limited with tiny writing. Make sure you get the PDF on the disk which is much better.
All in all this is a very good machine for £18, let down by the fixed battery (sadly common fault in many of the more expensive players) and lack of a charger.