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Good But Comes With Baggage - Windows 8 Users Take Note
on 25 May 2015
A decent bit of kit, to be sure, but be wary of some aspects.
First of all, it is NOT 16GB. It's yet again, companies selling you half truths. Yes, it has 16GB of storage but roughly 4GB are being used to store all the unnecessary programs that come with it; i.e. photo storage software.
Secondly, organising your music isn't exactly easy. All your songs are thrown together into one big mess and its "playlists" aren't very forthcoming.
Finally, if you are using windows 8, BEWARE. Even though the product says its compatible - which it is - Windows 8 will make uploading music to it a challenge. This isn't so much at the device's fault, but rather Windows 8. More than once my uploads have stopped and the device has completely frozen. It's easily fixable, just press the reset button on the back and you're good to go, but it does make a simple task very tedious and cumbersome. Believe me, I know it's Windows 8; aside from the OS' reputation, I had no issues linking the MP3 player up to an old Windows Vista system.
These are my main concerns, but if - like me - you're just looking for a small device to play music on then it does the job. It's not a great replacement for, lets say, an iPod, but I can't really say its a bad product either.