It's small. It's light. It plays music. and it's blue! This is LG Electronics MF-PD100 MP3 Player and it really is superb. Coming in electric blue it's the first thig that will catch your eye in Dixons or wherever you go to buy one. It's also very, very small, it can fit into a child's shirt pocket with no problems whatsoever. Did I mention it's light also? You wont even notice it in your pocket it's so light. Now I know what you're asking. "How much does it cost?!" Prepare for an answer you wont believe. I got mine for just £100 from Dixons last December! Buuuuut it's not all good. To make your player even more slimline you can buy a £40 special battery, if not you will have an out of place lump on the side where you place a regular AA battery. Extra memory cards cost £40 for a 16MB, £75 for a 32MB and £160 for a 64MB, but you get a 32MB one with the player itself. Other than those MINOR setbacks this really is the best value for money MP3 Player on the market, and unless you're stupid, this is the one you will choose.
I recieved this player as a christmas present, this year. I have been extremely pleased with it so far. The MF-PD 100 is essentially the 360 model, without the remote or rechargable battery (both available to buy later). It has very few options on it: Play, Stop, track change and volume. So the remote which has everything else on is definately worth it, although getting it as a christmas present meant that I didnt have this option. The player comes with 32mb of memory which is about enough for 30 mins of high quality music - not very much, but with the 2 slots you can upgrade easily (although memory cards seemed extremely overpriced at the monent, especially the MMC cards that this model takes). It is very small, perhaps the size of a couple of match boxes. Also it comes in a neat blue colour and looks rather cool. The headphones that come with the player are outstanding, they seem to make the music play inside your head, rather than coming in through your ears. They are the best headphones I have ever seen supplied with a portable audio product. The player runs for around 8 hours on 1 AA battery (6 with rechargeable), which is impressive and because of MP3 technology has no moving parts so can not skip. This is the best value for money mp3 player around, if you are short on cash but still want one, this is it.
I actually have the lower model than this (the MF-PD100) but the only differences are that it comes in a sexier blue colour and that the hand remote is an optional extra cost. I got one of these for Christmas and was astounded at the size of the player! I mean, I am technologically minded but you have to hold one of these marvels to realise the ingenuity in the product. Running on 1AA battery lasting for about 7 hours (although uploading songs drains the battery quite a bit). The AA battery has an clip-on compartment to add to the side of the player, making it look a bit more bulky, but yet again, for another extra but of money, you can buy the internal chargeable battery (the charger in itself another extra!) and the battery slots neatly inside the square frame. Now onto the memory! The 32mb supplied on my player seemed a bit stingy, but for under £100 for the whole package, I wasn't complaining! The only other problem is that, as the manufacturers of the memory cards is MMC (Multimedia Cards), they are more uncommonly known than the more well know Smart Media cards. However, no problem. A few clicks on the internet and I found a 32mb MMC card for £40. The card sizes go up to 64mb making the player have a potential 128mb of song space using 2x64mb cards! Pretty impressive! Now for the rest! The headphones are brilliant stereo earphones with a volume control built-in...and the player is generally well-built. The optional controller unfortunately has all the Equalising effects controls, playback control, etc. so it is worth investing in! My overall opinion of this player is that, it is extremely good value for money, sleek, sexy and worth it! However, the extras are extremely tempting so be prepared to spend another £50 ish (that's on my lowly model!). Enjoy!