Before I first got an iPod I used to use a personal CD player. I clearly remember having a little black case to put it in and protect it with the same case doubling up as a holder for the CDs I wanted to take with me. It feels like a million years ago when I used to do this but the truth be told I was only 18 so we're talking 7 years ago! How times have changed!
This Philips Nike CD player was the last personal CD player I owned before I switched over to my beloved (and far more convenient) iPod.
Looks wise I really liked this CD player. It was sporty and a completely round circle. It had little bits of rubber on it and was just a little bit cool (or so I thought!) It had a little tiny Nike tick at the bottom with a little display in the middle stating the track number you were on. This was encased in orange rubber which had the control buttons on. The CD player itself was a brushed silver and the bottom of it was also black/grey rubber material. It came with bud style earphones and a remote control unit which plugged into the earphones.
The Nike CD player was actually designed to be a CD player you could use when you were running or exercising. It was made with 480 seconds of jog protection. I never once found this CD player to skip on a track even during a mad dash to the train!
The LCD display I spoke of earlier displayed the track number, track time battery life and also the MP3 functions though I never used the MP3 part of the CD player so cannot really tell you much about it. I was just a teenage girl who wanted to listen to her albums when I got it!
The CD player used to play brilliantly. My music always sound loud and clear and it was really good with the bass too.
The only downside to this CD player (as with all CD players like it) was that it took 2x AA batteries. A pain if you are on the coach or train and it dies on you (one thing I definately don't miss!) though it did boast 24 hour playback with good quality batteries which I did always find it did.
I did find it bulky to carry around but knowing no different then it was okay. I used to find it took up alot of space when travelling.
This CD player was definately one of the better CD players I owned. I don't think you can actually go into a shop and but this particular one now but I remember picking mine up on eBay for around £25.00 which was a bargain at the time (2003).