If you are a jogger or take listening to music in your car very seriously, then move on to read about a higher specification player. If you are happy with a basic personal cd player with FM radio then read on... The features of the Bush CDW50.. Personal cd player. 10 second anti-shock protection. LCD/Analogue clock. FM Auto scan radio. Bass Boost Low Battery Indicator. Supplied with headphones and mains adaptor. Firstly the cd... The functions in addition to the obvious play and pause are... Repeat track .. will play a selected track until stopped. Repeat All... Will repeat entire cd until stopped. Intro Play....Plays first 10 seconds of each track. Random Mode... Randomly plays tracks. Programmed Play.. Program up to 20 selected tracks. Track Skip Bass boost.. Search. Anti-shock Protection... This is to stop interuption to the sound if the player gets accidentally jogged or knocked. The time buffer on this is 10 seconds which appears to be the minimum available, therefore you will get some sound disturbance with anything more than a very gentle knock or jog. We use it in the car with a car kit and it can jump even on fairly smooth roads. If you want sufficient ASP to go jogging or even walking you need a unit specifically designed for it. They recommend that you only use the ASP when necessary as it drains the batteries more quickly. Radio. Basic FM radio. Reception is reasonable, the only thing I don't like about the radio is that you have to use a scan button to get to your station, also in the instructions they forget to mention that if you do not press reset it will only scan part of the waveband. It defaults to Radio 2 so you have to go through the scan process each time you use it. Headphones... You get the basic sponge lined kind that go over the ear. Power Source. Takes two LR06 AA batteries. They suggest you use supp
lied mains adaptor while inside or near a power supply. If you use rechargeable batteries these can be recharged in the unit. The looks... Well OK. As far as I am aware it only comes in gold finish, with orange and grey trim and buttons. Value for money? Well this depends on where you buy it. It's advertised in the Argos catalogue for £49.00 and quite frankly for a few extra pounds you could get a player with a 2 band radio and higher ASP. But we purchased ours from Asda for £29.99 which I think probably is good value. When do we use it. Well to listen to cds' on the way to the station ,and then the radio whilst on the train to work. The sound quality is OK but I wouldn't use it at home, except maybe while sitting in the garden. It's not really suitable to listen to the cd whilst moving, except for short journeys in the car. Would I recommend it. Well if you just want it for similar reasons to mine and can find it at a bargain price, it may be well worth it.