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Good but problems
on September 16, 2013
I used to have a Sansa MP3 player years ago, but they broke too easily, then I saw the Sony Walkman and bought it. I dunked it in water, it still played, it hit concrete and bricks and it still played. It was the greatest, but after a year or two the battery life started to die and I had to buy another. Which is this one. If you are just going to listen to music on shuffle, it is a great device. I sync it with Rhapsody and it takes 10 minutes to get everything done.
The thing that kills me is that 90% of the time I listen to audio books and if I don't listen to them within (so far) a 24 hour period, I lose my place. The MP3 player shuts down completely and when I turn it on it goes to the main page instead of where I paused in my book. I listen to books where each file can be up to 1 hour long. It's a pain.
My next problem is, and I don't know if this is just mine, but when I press pause, if I press it a little bit to the side or anything outside of the direct center it skips ahead or changes playlists. Very annoying.
Everything else is great though! The size is small but I can read everything, its a good price, great sound, easy to use. Sometimes I wish I could create a playlist or delete on the device but I don't care that much. I would buy a Walkman again, just probably one of the older versions instead unless they change.