Monday, March 7, 2016

ACE DEAL MINI 8G Memory LCD MP3 Player


ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:
This MP3 player comes with the MP3 player itself, a USB charger (which doubles as a data transfer cord) and a set of headphones.

BACKGROUND & SETUP PROCESS:
I have 622 songs that I transferred over to the MP3 player. The total storage of that is 2.32 GB. My average file size per song might be a little less than the average size per song, because I delete all the album art for my songs. It's not really something I care about seeing and it saves space. Having said that, this is 8GB, so I am well below that (i.e. it's not necessary). At any rate, that might give you an idea of how many songs this player holds.

This MP3 player does not use iTunes to transfer files like an iPod does. All you do is open the folder where you save your music on your computer and open the folder of this MP3 drive - on my computer the MP3 folder is called E:/. You highlight and drag the music from one folder to the other. Once the transfer is completed, you are done. The player transfers over whatever you have named the file.

MY REVIEW (PROS & CONS):
Pros:
+ This MP3 is extremely affordable compared to other brands
+ Has a screen for viewing
+ Can record, play movies, play the radio, watch images, etc.
+ Easy to copy music from your computer to the MP3 player
+ 8 GB of storage

Cons:
- No toggling/scrolling
- No sorting by artist, song, album, genre, etc. (unless you save to folders individually)
- The buttons aren't as intuitive at first as an Apple iPod. It takes some practice, but you'll pick it up shortly
- Headphones are not great
- Radio may not pick up some of those "iffy" stations, only strong signals
- Ideally, it would include a micro SD hookup, because not many electronics use those micro USB ports nowadays

VIDEO:
I did a brief video to show you how this MP3 player functions. It's not meant to be exhaustive, but it's a good introduction (I think) into how this player operates...particularly with regards to music. I hope it helps!

CONCLUSION:
Overall, this MP3 player is a great budget option to an iPod. It may not be quite as smooth in operating, but it's also a fraction of the cost. If you run your player on random/shuffle like I do, you will likely not miss an iPod. Otherwise, I think a toggle button would really add some functionality to the player. Other than that, I am very pleased.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) DISCLAIMER:
I received this product for free. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions!


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