When I go abroad I hate taking my iPhone and iPod as I know that sooner or later I will end up either losing them or getting them stolen like many of my friends have! I decided to look for a cheap MP3 player that I could take away with me and not worry too much about losing it. I was doing my weekly shop at tesco and noticed there range of MP3 players were very cheap, I saw this particular one and noticed it looked like an iPod shuffle, I was then amazed by the price! I will now go into more detail on the product and explain why it's worth getting.
It costs just £9.99 and that is a bargain, the player can hold 2gb of music, which is around 400 songs! It's a bargain seeing as other brands are well over triple the price. I purchased the black player, but it was also available in white, and I have seen it online In pink. There are good colour choices for such a good value product.
The main feature of this is that there isn't a screen, so you must click through to find the songs you would like. This is good if you have a small amount of music on it, if you have a large amount of music you will struggle to find the correct songs! It's really easy to use and you are given a USB cable to connect it to your computer to add songs on. I like the ease of use! The battery life is good, I would say it lasts around 5-6 hours. The box says it will last 9 hours, but I'm not too sure it lasts that long. The quality of the player is very good and well worth more than I paid for it, you also recieve some headphones with it, I didn't like these and threw them away, I added my own headphones and the MP3 player produced a good sound through them.
I am very happy with this product and I would recommend this to anyone who wants a new mp3
Player. It's suitable for any ages as it's very easy to use. I would make a good gift this Christmas to children and grandparents! I will get another one of these if mine breaks as they are so practice and lightweight. I never knew something so cheap could me so good. The technika range by tesco is very good value and I will consider buying other products from there range in the future!
This gets a 5 stars from me, can't fault it at this price
This mini Technika MP229 2GB MP3 player was an 'out of the blue' gift from my husband (yes I know, if I wrote a review on my husband he would get 5 stars!) His idea was that I could listen to music whilst gardening or out walking and found it in Tesco priced £9.97.
I have not owned anything like this before and only use my mobile for minimal calls and messages, so there I was presented with a packet containing a tiny player the size of a large postage stamp, a USB cable and a set of headphones. I was unsure quite what to do at first as the package did not contain an instruction leaflet and there were no directions on the cardboard backing slip. I connected the USB cable to the little player and my computer, installation was immediate on windows 7 and there on my screen was a straightforward and easy to understand user guide and list of guidelines for the safe operation and care of the player.
The player measures 4.5cm by 3.5cm, it has a shiny black plastic finish on the front with a white body and hinged clip on the back. The clip is approximately 3cm by 3.7cm and has a strong little spring hinged mechanism. The depth of this mini player with clip is merely 1.5cm and its weight is a hardly noticeable 25g. On the right edge of the player is the USB port with an attached miniature soft plastic cover and this I've found to be slightly a fiddle to reposition once removed, next to this is a reset light the size of a pencil dot. On the left side of the player is the headphone port. The headphones are made in white plastic, the soft cable measures a good length of 114cm, the ear pieces are marked for left and right and I've felt surprised at just how comfortably and securely they sit in my ears. The Tecknika MP3 player runs on a rechargeable lithium -ion battery and battery life lasts for 9 hours.
Music tracks are quickly and easily transferred to the player by the drag and drop method. The 2GB memory allows a storage capacity for 600 tracks. I doubt I will ever want this many tracks on the player as although you can delete individual tracks it is not possible to rearrange the order. On the front of the player is a black rubber cross shaped control circle. Here there are very simple operations only; play and pause, forward and backward, increase or decrease of volume. A blue light flashes intermittently whilst tracks are playing and remains on fully when on pause.
Sound quality is quite impressive in my opinion for such a basic little device, vocals especially sound good clear and true. I find the length of cable ideal for clipping the player into a jacket or back pocket without tautness and restriction of cable and allowing free movement whilst I'm gardening also without the worry of excess cable to hanging too loosely and possibly becoming caught up on something.
After 3 weeks of using this mini player whilst working out in the garden I have not experienced any problems with the earpieces becoming aggravating or loose in my ears, the controls are simple and clear to use and the player with clip has remained securely fastened in position.
In my view this is an excellent little simple and straightforward MP3 player, very affordable, discreet and comfortable to wear, easy to use and I would recommend as ideal for music on the move.
Thank you for reading this review x
© Lunaria 2012