I am very pleased with my Sony MP3 and would buy it again. I love having my recordings on the go, and it's very attractive and compact. The sound quality is excellent, and I have more than half of my space left after saving all my downloaded recordings, I estimate nearly 100 hours worth, plus a few family photos. I'm experienced using a PC and Windows which made it easy to set this up. If I did not have this experience, I think I might have needed some help. But it's really simple to "drag and drop" copies of MP3s and photos you have saved on your PC. If you want, you can customize music "playlists" for yourself on your PC by creating folders in Explorer that you name and organize songs into, then you will drag and drop these folders to the Sony MP3. They will line up nicely. But they'll be called Music "Folders" on the MP3, not "Playlists." Or there's a way to mirror your actual existing Windows Media Player Playlists from your PC if you would rather to do it that way; they will show up as "Playlists" on the Sony. In addition to MP3s and photos, you can make live voice recordings, listen to and record from FM radio, and copy videos from your PC that play with sound. You'll need regular access to a PC because that's how to recharge the Sony MP3 - by connecting its USB plug to your PC. If there's a plug-in charger available, I don't know, but if so, you will have to buy it separately. The limitations I wish were not there include, there doesn't seem to be a way to fast forward within a song, like if you wanted to skip to the "good part." Instead it goes right to the next recording. And the earplugs are not all that comfortable after a while. I think they're designed to help you know which ear to plug into and maybe to fit and stay put, but that little wedge caused some real irritation inside my ears. So I had to go out and buy some new earplugs that are more comfortable. For these reasons only, I couldn't rate it all 5 stars. I don't have experience with other MP3 players to know how this one compares, and a lot of people already have these capabilities on their cell phones now. But overall, I am happy with my purchase. Also it arrived from Walmart in good order within a week with standard shipping.
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