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Curtis SMP4029 Sylvania 4 GB MP3 Player with Built in Hi-Fi Speaker and Expandable Memory Slot (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 4 GB of internal memory plus additional expandable memory slot
- Supports: MP1, MP2, MP3 and WMA
- Built-in Power Amplifier
- Built with Wide Frequency Range Speaker
- Playtime Approximate: 6 - 8 Hours
Color Name: Black
This unique 4 GB MP3 player can play your music via headphones or via a built in HI FI Speaker. The Speaker will blast your music loud enough to fill up the room. Coming from a small and compact player, the volume strength is amazing. Play your music on the speaker and get everyone around you dancing to your tunes. With 4 GB memory built in, there is tons of room to store hundreds of your songs, plus load more on an expandable memory slot. Once you try this, you will not want to use any other MP3 Player!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Received my player, charged it up, loaded some mp3's onto it and turned it on. ???? No sound. Plugged in the earbuds and got faint sound. I turned the thing off/on several times and still no speaker. In disgust I dropped it onto the desk from about 12-14 inches --- and the speakers started working. ???? Turned it off and back on --- no speaker. This time I had to drop it 3-4 times before the speaker started working. I shut it off and turned it back on --- or rather I tried to turn it back on. It wouldn't power up at all. I figured, what the heck, it's defective anyway, and dropped it 3-4 times more but still no power-up. Then I threw it down pretty hard and, low and behold, it turned back on --- but still no speaker. Another 3-4 drops and the speaker started working again. Obviously loose connections. So much for Sylvania's quality control. I don't know who they think they're fooling by putting that "QC Passed" sticker on it.
I guess I can use this for now but dropping it every time I turn it on to get the speaker to work will get old and I'm sure that eventually it will be one drop too much and the cheap junker will die an ungraceful death. I'll think long and hard before I ever buy another Sylvania product.
I wouldn't recommend this thing to anyone at any price.
What I don't like: a) there is no indicator to let you know how much battery life is left. b) the only way to find a particular song is to keep hitting the forward or backward buttons until you find it. There is no display screen or menu option to search for a song. c) more often than not, after turning it off and especially after charging the battery, it would jump back to the beginning of the music list. After several days and quite a few hours of listening, I only heard the first 200 or so songs (out of a total of 688). I like to listen to all the songs by an artist or an entire album at one time; I don't like using the shuffle. If you use the shuffle this wouldn't be a problem but I found it very frustrating.
So, overall, I do not like it. I ended up sending mine back and getting a different brand with a display screen.