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Kubik Evo 8GB MP3 Player with Radio and Expandable MicroSD/SDHC Slot - Black

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  • Crystal clear music with Microsoft PlayFX Sound Enhancement - Plays MP3, WMA, FLAC
  • Expandable microSD or microSDHC memory card slot
  • Ultra low power consumption - up to 20 hours playtime from a single charge
  • 1.8 Inch LCD Display - View photos, videos, e-books and more
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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Kubik Evo 8GB MP3 Player with Radio and Expandable MicroSD/SDHC Slot - Black + Genuine Leather Case for Kubik Evo MP3 & Video Player - Evo Black + Mains lead for Kubik Evo MP3 & Video Player - COMPATIBLE WITH ALL Kubik Neo MODELS ( 4GB -8GB ) - NO PC REQUIRED - AC / Wall CHARGER - Power Plug - AAA Products - 12 Month Warranty
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 8 cm ; 32 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
  • Item model number: EV8B
  • ASIN: B0041MMMWW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,399 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The Kubik Evo delivers superb quality sound with Microsoft PlayFX and up to 20 hours playtime from a single charge. Only 10mm wide and weighing less than 35g, the Evo is compact and discreet. View your music collection either by Artist, Album, Song or use the Explorer function to access the player's drive and view folders/albums as uploaded by the user. Music can be uploaded either automatically using Windows Media Player or manually by dragging and dropping your files to the player.

Features
1.8 Inch LCD Display - View photos, videos, e-books and more
Microsoft PlayFX Sound Enhancement Technology - Crystal clear music with 3D, Bass, Auto
Ultra low power consumption - up to 20 hours playtime from a single charge
Micro SD Card slot - expand memory by up to 8GB
View music by Artist, Album, Song or use file explorer to access player's drive
FM Digital Radio - Store up to 30 preset stations
Video Player - Watch your favourite videos in AVI format
E-Book viewer - with bookmarking function
Dictaphone - Voice recording function
Photo Viewer - Upload and view your entire photo collection
USB Flash Drive - Recognised as a removable drive by PC

Box Contents
Kubik Evo 8GB Black player
Earphones
USB Lead
User's Manual

Manufacturer's Description

The Kubik Evo delivers superb quality sound with Microsoft PlayFX and up to 20 hours playtime from a single charge.
Only 10mm wide and weighing less than 35g, the Evo is compact and discreet.
View your music collection either by Artist, Album, Song or use the Explorer function to access the player's drive and view folders/albums as uploaded by the user.
Music can be uploaded either automatically using Windows Media Player™ or manually by dragging and dropping your files to the player.

Features
1.8 Inch LCD Display - View photos, videos, e-books and more
Microsoft PlayFX Sound Enhancement Technology - Crystal clear music with 3D, Bass, Auto Volume (LEQ)
Ultra low power consumption - up to 20 hours playtime from a single charge
Micro SD Card slot - expand memory by up to 8GB
View music by Artist, Album, Song or use file explorer to access player's drive
FM Digital Radio - Store up to 30 preset stations
Video Player - Watch your favourite videos in AVI format
E-Book viewer - with bookmarking function
Dictaphone - Voice recording function
Photo Viewer - Upload and view your entire photo collection
USB Flash Drive - Recognised as a removable drive by PC

Specification
Supports MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AVI, JPG, BMP Formats
Supports ID3 Tags - Displays Artist, Song Title & Lyrics
Folder Navigation - Browse by Artist, Album, Genre
Repeat Track, Repeat Folder, Repeat All, Random & Intro Settings
Plug & Play - No Driver Installation Required
Windows 2000/XP/Media/Vista/7.0 Compatible
USB 2.0 High Speed Data Transfer - USB 1.0 Compatible
Supports Multiple European Languages

Box Contents
Kubik Evo 8GB Black player
Earphones
USB Lead
User's Manual


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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Trequites on 25 Nov 2013
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Good points:

1. The sound quality is excellent.
2. Good battery life. I listen to it on the way to and from work and it lasts over a week.
3. Good volume - I've never got to maximum.
4. Good, clear display.

Bad points:

1. Weird multi-function controls. To increase the volume, for instance, requires 3 button presses - press the large M button in the middle then the volume button then either the forward or back button to change the volume.
2. It doesn't remember where you were when you switch off. I is possible to get round this by using the 'breakpoint player' function, but it's a real faff. Press the M button, then the pause button. Then hold down the M button to get back to the main menu. Then press 'music'. The the back button and select the breakpoint player option. Then you can turn it off = but not with the on/off switch - you have to hold down the pause button until it goes off.
3. There is no keypad lock. Pity the on/off button couldn't have been a keypad lock instead.
4. There is about a one second gap between tracks, which is a pain if you're listening to an album where the tracks segue into the next - like a live album, for instance.
5. If you just copy your files over, you'll find that they're not sorted into any sort of order. Even if you view them by album, the tracks aren't sorted into the right order. Again, this can be a pain if you're listening to an album where one track segues into the next.(If you use a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu), you can sort them using the fatsort utility, but you have to do this each time after you download more music.)

There are probably more bad points which I can't remember at the moment, but will tomorrow when I come to use it again.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By I R Bones on 19 July 2012
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I was looking for a cheap player that would basically do the same things as my old creative zen (sadly lost) and that would play all the audio formats i would be likely to throw at it - .flac included. Due to budget constraints i could not stretch to a directly comparable unit to my old zen. As this was priced at £28.99 for the 8gb Kubik Evo when i bought it, this won over the slightly more expensive but better trusted sansa fuze+ (the touch pad was getting a lot of moans in the reviews). As has been remarked, the unit is very light and made of plastic with clicky buttons that click like buttons on an old mobile phone - not actually as bad as some of the reviews are making out. what do they expect for this price?. Because of this i also purchased the leather effect wrap fronted case, which looks and feels very nice, adds crucial weight so you can feel it in your pocket, and protects it from drops and bumps. It does this very well IMO and is a worthy extra purchase - i don't expect the unit would stand too many bumps and drops if not in a case/protector.

I was expecting operation of this device to be confusing based on some of the reviews saying it is not intuitive. I found no problem at all and controls were easily worked out from first operation. To answer other reviewers quibbles about not being able to pick up at the point where it was switched off on previous operation, these people obviously arent using the breakpoint player correctly. If the user scrolls to breakpoint player in the main menu and presses select (central button)the player will start from the last point.

I was expecting the earphones to be a lot poorer than they are. they are in ear type and seal out outside noise.
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126 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Flaco TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 May 2011
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UPDATE Jan 2013: Not sure if the new units have changed much since I bought mine (2011), but the prices do seem to have increased quite a bit. I broke the screen on my one quite some time ago. In fairness, this was my fault, not the products, although flush design certainly wouldn't have helped.

Have only been using this unit for 1 week so cannot comment on long term reliability (will revisit review if it misbehaves). I do not spend big money on items like these which are losable, pinchable or breakable.

At current standings, cannot find any other player out there that offers this kind of £:GB ratio, and it even comes with an FM radio tuner. Amazing. Have had many MP3 players in the past, so not worried about sticking with a particular brand. Only wanted this unit for music storage: cannot conceive of viewing photos and videos or reading books on this size of screen (not with my eyesight at any rate!). Have not tried recording facility in a lecture room, but this is an additional bonus. This amount of storage is great, but the option of expansion via micro SD card is welcome, although I have yet to work out how to access the extra space.

In terms of aesthetics, software, functionality and user interface, yes it does have shortcomings - but I'm after a usable and competitive item, not an iPod challenger at 2-3 times the price. That said, I have had branded alternatives that were considerably bigger, more expensive and had less logic behind their button selections for accessing data; it really doesn't take long to learn the most frequently used keystrokes (or some more advanced ones, for that matter).
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