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I love my ipod although hate having to pay for Itunes and after my screen broke recently I did not want to replace it due to the high cost. I had spent a few days looking around online at different Mp3 players but decided to leave it. Last week when out shopping in the big shopping centre they had a stall in the centre displaying the Samsung Tictoc Mp3 player and the man pushing the sales. I was immediately was drawn to the stall and the Mp3 players looked colourful small and funky I watched the demonstration for a few minutes and parted with my £30 cash for the Samsung Tictoc 4gb.
Samsung tictoc Mp3 4gb player has dropped in price and costs around £22.00 free postage with Amazon uk and you can have the pink design, blue or plain black. If you want the 2gb it only costs a few pounds less.
This is a cute quirky little player that works very well. Samsung Tictoc comes in a clear perspex box with the Mp3 player on show and under the white cardboard is a small instruction booklet, earphones, a charging cradle and clip case for holding the Mp3 player unit and a usb cable with jack plug.
Samsung Tictoc Mp3 player unit measures two inches tall and is a long cube shape. It is a little complicated to describe how to use the Mp3 player so I will try my best. Tictoc works with movements and touches, it does not have a screen. Tictoc is white in colour with pink trim on both ends of the Mp3 unit, one end has a small jack plug hole where the earphones plug in this has a little symbol showing it also the usb cable for uploading the music plugs in here as its a jack on one end and a usb on the other. On the other end is a pink coloured pad you press this part in for a few seconds and all the lights on the front come on flashing showing that its ready to use.
The parts that light up are symbols on the side of the Tictoc unit for volume up down and the middle on is the play, these only flash blue and can not be pushed or pressed as its the actions of movement that control the Mp3 player gets a bit more complicated unless you have a good memory.
To play the Mp3 player you have to shake it swiftly once to get the player to play, shaking it twice changes the song and shake it three times puts the Mp3 player on shuffle. Volume is easy to control by turning it on its end with the volume up symbol face at the top and tapping the end button that you used to switch the player on, keep tapping until the desired volume has been reached turning it around with the volume down symbol at the top you can turn it down again. It took me a while to get used to all the shaking and volume control, and no such thing as shaking the unit too hard or soft as the Tictoc is very responsive and follows each shake through.
The earphones that come with the Tictoc are just as good as the skullcandy smokin buds not far of the design either. They have pink silicon soft ear buds that fit nicely in the ear, they also stay in even during exercise.
The cable length is good on the earphones and have been pleasantly surprised by the quality and sound that comes out. The sound is crisp clear and no interference.
To charge the Tictoc it comes with a cute charging cradle that has an electrical plug with it so no Mp3 player dangling down hanging from my laptop, its also so small and the cable is a good length that it can be hidden away unnoticed as longs its plugged in to a socket, the Tictoc sits in the charging cradle and a blue light shows the unit is charging. It takes around 40 minutes from flat to fully changer the Tictoc and this then gives 10 hours of continuous play.
If you want to clip the Tictoc onto clothes or belts etc it has a nice plastic case to sit the Tictoc in, this is clear with pink and orange spots on it. The Tictoc actually has the clip part on it but the case keeps the unit protected and stops it from changing songs as you walk etc. The clip is strong and sturdy will not fall of clothing.
I'm not sure exactly how many songs the 4gb Tictoc holds my guess would be around 1000, so far i have 180 songs on the unit. I use napster so took the songs i wanted and saved them in a folder on my laptop and with the Tictoc usb cable plug in the jack end to the earphone socket, the usb cable into my laptop and I can let the player uploaded each song one by one. It takes around 1 minute per song to upload. The Tictoc supports MP3 WMA Flac and Ogg.
All in this is a really cute Mp3 player that's good quality and fun to use after getting used to it. It would make a lovely gift for teenagers. I love the sound quality and how easy it is to upload the songs. I have had this for 10 months now and use it often, the battery is long lasting also.
I highly recommend this quirky little Tictoc Mp3 player.