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2.0 out of 5 stars Moronic Buttons & Display Position, August 30, 2013
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This review is from: Sony Walkman Portable Skip-Free CD Player with Clip Style Earbud Headphones, LCD Display, Digital Mega Bass Sound & AVLS - Batteries Included - *BONUS* DBsonic CD Player Lens Cleaner Included (Electronics)
The sound is good for my needs. I only use this CD player for listening to meditation CDs, in low volume.

My fit with this player (and this may not affect everyone) is the fact that the control buttons and LCD display are too tiny, dark, and in a stupid position! They are hard to see and use. I have to use my tactile sense to figure out which button is the on/off, which one is the volume - and volume +, and that is all what I can do without seeing! It's impossible to change the programing (shuffle, repeat, bookmark) by using only the tactile sense - one has to read the options on the display, and the display is a bad-taste joke! I need magnifying lenses to read something there! No, I am not blind! It's just that some manufacturers are making things tinier and tinier everyday, like their brains!

The buttons are black on black surface, on the side, very narrow and small. That's stupid! Even in day light it is hard to see them! The others Sony CD Player and Radio I had (discontinued now!) had the display and buttons on top of the lid. That was right! I could see them, or easily use the buttons with my eyes closed because of their good shape and size. I don't understand why manufacturers change products to worse.
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Initial post: Feb 20, 2014 2:31:59 AM PST
That is absolutely true!

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 6:09:45 AM PDT
Try using a white out pen to 'paint' your control buttons. I did that with the 'etched in' markings on my R and L black ear buds and immediately wiped the white out off with my fingers. The R and L retained the white below the surface, making it practically permanent. I also put marks next to the push button for the cd/cdr shelf of my old computer tower. Always knew where it was. White out is practically a paint, but it will rub off eventually. Also use it for touch ups around the house like knicks on appliances. The letters on my ergonomic keyboard started to wear off so I CAREFULLY retraced the letters, left them dry and then covered them with clear nail polish. Problem solved. Just use a very light touch and a steady hand!
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