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A flawed miracle.
on 24 March 2009
It seems absurd to criticise a device that is so small and yet can store so much. I find it complicated to use but that has more to do with my age I suppose. Being in my 60's I am not great with these hi-tech gadgets.
My criticisms are that the output volume is very low, and I am not into listening to loud music, so low means low.
The ear pieces supplied would not fit into my ears so I had to buy another set, ones suggested by Amazon, Sennheisers.
I loaded a talking book, The Hobbit, on 11 CDs, each CD was divided into short chapters averaging 3 to 4 minutes, along with a selection of albums. When I selected shuffle it would play a song then stick in a chapter of the Hobbit, then another song then another chapter. The chapters were chosen at random. I assume there is a way of keeping talking books separate but I could not find it.
I got an email telling me that my 90 days free telephone support would soon run out and that was the first I had heard of it.
A very clever device but I don't see me using it much. I bought it to use when away from home, and that does not happen that often. I have connected it to my HI-FI and it is handy for background music and I see that as being my main use for it. I think wearing these things when out and about can be dangerous, I like to be able to hear what is going on around me.
So a very clever device but not perfect.