I recently bought the 8GB MP3 player on offer in Argos at £28. It is identical to the model pictured in everything but capacity. Comet had other models with half the capacity for the same price, that was a no-brainer for me.
I bought this for travelling, and to take to the beach on holiday. It was bought with both my Husband and myself in mind as users and the simple look of this player appealed to us both. The unit is very compact, measuring about 5cm square. The casing is silver and the screen, although small, is very clear in white writing on a black background. The controls are simple, using arrow keys and a central play/select button
The device will store around 1500 songs which is more than enough for me. People looking at IPods or similar would probably consider it a puny amount but I would find more storage clumsy to navigate and would probably still only listen to a quarter of the songs on it!
The best thing about this player is that it doesn't involve iTunes or any other program to load the tracks on to the player. All you need to do is plug the player into your computer using the USB cable provided and drag tracks from your music folder to the player's folder-takes just minutes.
There is a voice recorder function on here too but I have never used it and this didn't influence my purchase.
The battery life claims to be 20 hours, I can't confirm this to the hour but I haven't run it out yet and have travelled for 8 hours with it, so it's enough for me.
In short this player provides everything I needed at a much lower price than other models.
I have a feeling this player is being phased out as it is not in the new catalogue so if you see it at a knock down price, then grab it!
I have been using this MP3 player since christmas and it is brilliant. It is cheap but still has enough storage for more songs than I need. I have loaded audio books on as well. The quality of the unit is fantastic solid and easy to use. The battery is long lived I went well over a month of using it for a 3-4 hours a week without recharging. There is also the facility to record yourself so if you need to take a few notes for later this is easily done though I have almost never done this myself.
The only way you will get a cheaper MP3 player is to get one which does not display the full track name. If the screen does not show the full track name finding your songs while using it is impossible. (I know I had one which cost me £10 before)
I highly recommend this MP3 player though if you want video best look elsewhere.
From anyone who wants an MP3 player to listen to music on the go, but doesn't want to shell out the kind of money you have to pay for an iPod, or someone who just doesn't want to have to choose from 5000 songs, give the Philips GoGear a try.
The player was bought for me as a present, as I'd never really considered using an MP3 player. As i mentioned just now, it's considerably cheaper than an iPod, but does hold considerably less songs. Mine contains about 15 albums, but that's perfect for me, as I only listen to a few bands at a time.
All the usual features are there, you can shuffle the songs and listen to albums and artists, but you can't create a playlist. There's also a low quality microphone which you can record into, but when it eats up memory, there's not much reason to use it.
If you do want an MP3 player that you're not going to use for hardcore listening, though, you can't go wrong with this one.