This model came out as special edition Hed kandi ones with different graphics but the mechanics are the same.
This was on sale about 6 years ago when Hed Kandi were at the top of the House music game. Hed Kandi is a franchise of Ministry of Sound and their stuff is often limited edition. As a follower, I always wanted to buy a piece of their merchandise as collectables and now as it is really hard to find, you can expect to double your money on eBay. I paid £35 for it but when it was first launhed, Ministry was trying to get £70 for it!
They come in pink or white and feature the famous Kandi girls on the front. The Mp3 player has a hidden fascia which lights up with a display showing what's playing, menu, stop, forward and rewind. The machine can record voice and it also comes loaded with 5 classic Kandi tracks.
You can fit around 240 songs on here in total. The machine has a built in rechargeable battery that offers 15 hours of play. To load music and play you can use the USB lead that is supplied. There is also a pair of Kandi headphones which are very average in play and I was expecting better from them. The mp3 player comes with a Kandi lanyard so you can wear it around your neck. I was really chuffed with this when I got it and now it is a collectable item I will not part with it although the limited functions now make it a tad obsolete for today's challenges.
What I like about it is the size, the ease of operation and the fact that it is designed by Hed Kandi who create some of the best house music around.I have so many of their albums and it seemed only right that I buy their merchandise. I have a couple of t-shirts but this is something a little different! It is a nice item and probably a good thing about it is the fact that it is built to last, it is good quality and after 6 years of play and abuse, it is still looks great and it is works fine.
The main downside is the headphones, the actual player works really well but the headphones are not very good. When you listen to house, you need a good bass and these headphones do not do the songs justice, they only make the music seem a little flat.
Overall, if you want some memorabilia then go ahead and buy this from gumtree or eBay but you will probably be paying over the odds for it at the minute. I love the design of this and think it is a novelty mp3 player but it is not as hard working as an ipod or a branded machine.
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I have ordered a few things from them and always had quick delivery and been happy with the purchase, I have stocked up for all my friends and familys birthday and xmas presents for the next few months!
Cant recommend them enough.