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Ingo Hello Kitty Silhouette 2GB
Member Name: northernlovely
Ingo Hello Kitty Silhouette 2GB
Advantages: Cute Hello Kitty design, easy to load songs onto
Disadvantages: Unreliable, poor controls, terrible battery
The Ingo Hello Kitty Silhouette is a 2GB mp3 player with basic functions. I purchased mine in Tenerife because I wanted a cheap mp3 player to use on the beach. This appealed to me because it's rubbery and basic and has no screen to break, so I thought it would be ideal. Also, my toddler absolutely loves Hello Kitty, so I thought that when I got home I'd be able to give it to her and she could use it with her noise restricting earphones and have a boogie to some Disney songs.
**Price and Availability**
I paid the equivalent of £10 for mine which I thought was pretty expensive given that it's so very very basic, but I put that down to this being a licenced Hello Kitty product. I was shocked to find that they retail for as much as £29.99 here in the UK via some catalogues - certainly it's worth nowhere near this price for the reduced features alone (and my review, to follow!)
Mine came with some incredibly cheap and poor quality earphones.
It looks lovely, to be fair, a little full colour slightly rubbery Hello Kitty moulded design with very basic buttons - play/pause, stop, track forward and track rewind. It has no display as mentioned, and it's probably more basic than even I anticipated, irritatingly there is no clip to attach to your clothes so you need to have a pocket or somewhere to tuck the Hello Kitty which sort of makes it being a Hello Kitty at all a bit pointless really.
I didn't have too many problems loading music onto the device, you just plug it into your laptop or tablet and transfer the songs over like an external drive (drag and drop) which I found very easy. It holds up to 500 songs apparently however I transferred less than 100 as I was on holiday at the time and only had my husband's song choice on his tablet.
The limitations with the Ingo Hello Kitty Silhouette are with the design, you can't see the song you are listening to because it has no screen which is more annoying than you'd think because you also can't skip to a song either, you have to listen to and hopefully recognise each song before moving on if you wish.
The battery life is also a bit suspect, it seems to decide when it wants to charge and when it doesn't, in fact after a week of very light use it was so temperamental it ended up being thrown in a bag and forgotten about, the times I have tried to charge it up and use it since it seems to have lasted less than an hour so it's almost not worth bothering with.
Sound quality when it decides to work is ok and the buttons are responsive but the temperamental nature of the Ingo Hello Kitty Silhouette mp3 player and the poor design are reasons why I don't use it any more and consider it a bit of a waste of money.
Overall I cannot recommend the Ingo Hello Kitty Silhouette mp3 player at all because it's just overpriced for the quality of it is poor and it's just got zero lastability, which makes it too much of a risk to be a present. I've been into supermarkets where you can buy a 2nd gen ipod nano type supermarket own brand mp3 player for £10 and I've heard good things about these as cheap mp3 players go so to spend money on this poor mp3 player is just not justified in my book.
I'll give the Ingo Hello Kitty Silhouette mp3 player a 1 star out of 5 rating - it's not very well designed, it's not very well made, the sound quality is so-so but that's almost irrelevant when the battery seems to degrade within a week or two of purchase and it ends up pretty much unusable.
My advice: avoid and spend your pennies on something more reliable.
Summary: Not worth the money, avoid
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