Product Type: Sony MP3 players
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Non Techy MP3 owner
Sony NWZ-E453B 4 GB
Member Name: MummyL
Sony NWZ-E453B 4 GB
Advantages: Install, download ease. Easy use functions, not too expensive, good sound quality, battery life
Disadvantages: No key lock, limited Sony made compatible dock/speakers
After many confused hours of investigation into what type of MP3 to get with limited funds and (lets face it) limited technical knowledge or understanding I stumbled across a couple of reviews on the Sony NWZ-E453 model. So, duly purchased off our desert friends for Christmas I was pleasantly suprised and v excited over my purchase. Now I need to remind you that I am not a technical spec person - and my review will reflect that!! The Sony NWZ is a sleek, lightweight and, most importantly, easy to use MP3 player that makes me feel like I am slightly in touch with modern technology but havent pushed myself to the point of not understanding. I slips neatly into pockets, waist bands, sports bras (its a girl thing) but could do with a lock function to stop track jumping if the controls are made contact with. I choose the black colour version but there are several other colour options available including hot pink and grey. The softwear required to be downloaded onto your pc to enable use and file movement was very easy and quick to install, you are then ready to start downloading files. Again, downloading of mp3 files (I-tunes etc) is very easy and reasonably quick including easy to use click and drag function.
There are all the normal options of play, loop, shuffle etc with also a much loved karaoke facility that allows you to sing along! You are provided with the standard USB link and headphones, all of which do the job more than adequately and provide you with a good quality and level of music when in use. The battery has a really good length of staying power up to 45 hours and there is a good size memory even in the 4GB model, more than enough for the average tune lover.
One slight down side is the lack of docking stations or portable speakers made by Sony for their Sony MP3 player- you can use a jack lead to adapt to all basic docks but there are only a handful of actual Sony ones, of which start at about £40 if you shop around.
If all you want is a easy to use MP3 player to listen to your tunes on without too many frills then this is an ideal purchase compared to some of its more expensive peers.
Summary: Good solid product with only minor negatives, well worth the money.
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