I have had this CD player for over 5 years now and I still use it! Although now I wish that I had bought a version that played MP3's I can't fault the item itself. It cost me £50 back in December 2003 but things have gone a long way since then. The fact that the item had a 48 second backup skip system was why I bought it . Although when I use it when I'm jogging the battery drains quicker because the player was cleverly made and therefore reads ahead to save even more music data to ensure I get a skip free jogging session. When I use it in the car a pair of AA batteries can easily last me over 30 hours which is very good considering that most MP3 players can barely achieve 20 hours even though they don't contain moving parts. For the most part this product is very durable and although it is made out of plastic it is surprisingly strong which is useful as I have dropped it countless times resulting in many scratches to the shiny silver surface. The supplied headphones are very good unlike modern day MP3 players which helps excel the sound quality which can never be beaten by an MP3. Although not all batches came with the in-line volume and track control though. This product doesn't support ID3 tags but apart from that it is an amazing CD player and a must buy.
Aaah, the ol' Panasonic Cd player. It brings back some good memories of the 90's. I remember getting this and being clueless of what it was, and I didn't even have any CDs. That changed fast. As soon as I put that Venga Boys album it all made sense. CDs are the way forward, well, they were until ipods came along and really raised the bar.
Aesthetically, this looks good, it has an original design and looks modern and up to date even though its quite old. Its not particularly small, but it is as small as a CD player can be without breaking the CD, and its light. The lid of the CD player doesn't actually open that far when you slide the open button at the front, but it can open furter with some gentle pursuasion. There's even a little window so you can watch your cd whizz around! Brilliant!
Its easy to use and shows track numbers and how far into the song you are, which is pretty useful. The bad side is, there is no off button, so it has an idle shut down which is annoying becasue I hate the feeling of wasting double a batteries.