I only purchased this player to record through line-in, as not so many players have the recording function, and those that do there is no line-in. Well, I was surprised about how easy it is to operate, how many features it has. It plays even lossless format music (.flac), video, radio, there is no end to the list of what it does. And it is small, very portable. It comes with silicone protective case, looks and feels great! 4gb memory is plenty, but if this is not enough - you can expand with Micro SD card, the feature iPods don't have. OK, it is not a touch-screen, so what? The quality is great, never expected to find something like this for $50. I use it to record with line-in only once a week, the rest of the time my 15 y.o. son uses it, and he's very happy. This device can record 8 hours straight, and rechargeable batteries will last, on highest quality settings - and 4gb internal memory is enough.