I got myself one of these MP3's when I got fed up with my last one, I needed one that allowed you to look through the music you have on there because with the hundreds of songs I has on mine my last one made me click "next" of "previous" until I luckily stumble upon that one track i'm looking for. The design of this product may not be stylish but it look pretty high tech for the price you're going to pay, much cheaper option that an IPod of MP4 you may be tempted by. The capacity of 2GB was plenty to fit at least 500 songs on here, with the sound being pretty standard for an MP3 nothing poor nothing mind-blowing. There is a screen in the middle which displays minimal information about the track and volume, buttons are kept neatly on the right making this product easy to use after a few minutes of fiddling. Being Bush, a well known maker of electrical devices I felt pretty secure that if something were to go wrong with this that help would be at hand, but luckily I've not had any troubles so far. Battery life is pretty good, takes a little while to charge from any mains.
After discovering that 'white noise' if favoured by our little one we needed something portable that was easy to use and wouldn't need a constant supply of batteries to keep it going. After a quick look online I got one for under £15.00 in a sale (Argos). What can I say-I am impressed by what I have got for the price. It looks trendy, ideal in my opinion for teenagers and adults alike. It's very easy to use, the buttons and easy to press/select so no fiddling. The earphones in my opinion are good value too, although we have purchased an extra set as we use the MP3 player for baby at night and for ourselves too. We have downloaded various white noise including crashing waves which we listen to too. I cannot remember the exact number of tracks we've put on it so far but it seems to have a lot of memory for the 2 GB dinkiness in size. If you compare it to other more popular systems on the market it could give it a run for their money based on design and size of memory as well as how easy it is to use. We plus ours into some portable speakers for our little one and it transforms into a lovely sound system. It has great sound quality both via provided headphones and when connected to speakers. It charges via USB connection which is even better for us as we connect it to our mobile charger. One full charge lasts for use for 3/4 nights which I feel is great. I now plan to put some nursery rhymes and stories onto it for our little one as she grows out of wanting white noise every night. A lovely design, one of the cheapest we could find and nice size memory too. No cons really, I would have bought it at full price too.
My son has been nagging for a while to have an ipod because I have one and my sister also has one with all the fancy apps on it! I knew there was no way in this world that I was going to allow my son to have an actual ipod at just five years of age as it would be a waste of money! However, I did allow him to have a cheap mp3 player so that he could still listen to music like we could when we were travelling or when he was in his room or something. The player that we ended up with was the Bush 2GB slim mp3 player which was purchased from argos for just £14.99. The mp3 player is made from black plastic and with its silver buttons and small colour display screen looks quite sleek and stylish. It features a Bush logo on the front and has a play, record and hold button on the sides. It also has a space for a micro SD card if you should wish to increase the memory at any point. To add songs to the mp3 player is very simple indeed as the device actually has a fold out usb drive attached to it that you simply flip over and attach to your computer. Once your computer has installed the drivers required for the player it is literally as simple as opening up windows media player and choosing which songs you would like to snyc to the device. From what I can gather you can also open the player using my computer and copy and paste any songs you wish you put on to it as well, but using media player was certainly an easy option for me. The mp3 player is simple to use in terms of getting music to play which is obviously essential for me as it is something that my five year old is going to be using. To switch on the player you just need to press and hold the play button for a second or two. The Bush logo will light up the screen and then take you to the main menu where you can just press play to resume the last song you left it at or you can use your silver menu button and the arrow keys to scroll through artist, track, genre etc. I find that my son just likes to press play and away he goes just skipping any track he doesn't want to listen to. Within the music menu there is also an option to create favourite lists if you should want to. There is also a record sound function on this mp3 player and I am not sure what you would use it for but you can go into the function, press the little record button and away you go. The mp3 player will save this for you in the recorded files section. I really like the fact that although this mp3 is cheap it has a colour screen which tells you the name of the song you are listening to and things. I had an old ipod shuffle at one point and I hated how it never said which song was on, or what would be next! The screen is clear despite only being small and my son has no issues in reading it. The sound quality on this ipod is great and it comes with some small fit in the ear earphones which I have since replaced with the old fashioned style headphones for my son as I would rather he wore them, and they obviously don't fall out of his ears! Despite this, the earphones that come with the player are fine in quality and feature a sort of circle that goes over your head so they aren't dangling everywhere if they fall out and you can't lose them. Other features of the mp3 player which I would say are pretty standard but still nice to be there are the shuffle feature as well as a repeat function and a power save mode. The mp3 player is easily charged by plugging the usb connector on the player into your computer and it seems to be charged within around thirty minutes and the battery lasts very well indeed, a lot better than my ipod nano! I can honestly say I think this little mp3 player is great for the purpose we got it for. If you are looking for a cheap option perhaps for a child then I would say look no further than this Bush slimline model as it ticks all the boxes for us. Thank you for reading my review!