decided to write this review because i did a fair amount of research to
buy one of
these players and i thought my findings and experience might save others the hassle.
far i am very happy with my player, i've experienced no problems or
According to the Dutch PCM magazine the Audio Key is the best buy, they reviewed quite a lot and all the other players were either more expensive or lacking in quality/features. I've only been using it for a shortish while but i find the player to be very good. I continually keep a few very small but essential data files (e-mail addresses, web page links and such) backed up on it and the other 127 Megabytes or so i use for music. That's more than enough music for a cycling trip or any other daily activity unless you commute for hours.
Good price for all the features you get: Voice Recording, display, data
storage, 128 MB.
good, nice and small
keys are sensible and there is a lock function
Cons (these are mostly small and insignificant gripes)
The Display is small/has small letters and is fairly vulnerable, i
recommend putting scotch tape over it.
headphones are of the -in your ear- variety, quite loud and clear but
will not stay in there if you do sports. In the latter case you may
need to invest in different ones.
course buying rechargeable batteries
and a charger will be an an additional expense, i recommend buying the
heavy duty rechargeables at the HEMA and their slightly more expensive
charger, this charger has been tested by the Consumentenbond and found
to be the best even though it is relatively cheap.
i would say the player gets a 8.5 out of 10 from me. Until I-Pods are a
lot cheaper this one seems to do me just fine. Of course don't just
take my word for it, check reviews and the like as new players are
coming out often.