CRAIG VIDEO MP3 PLAYER, COLOR DISPLAY 1GB DRIVE
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- MP3 VIDEO
- RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
- USB CHARGER CONNECTOR INCLUDED
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Top Customer Reviews
But, I figured I'd give it a shot anyway.
I loaded it up with some photos, videos, and songs... then I charged it away. The following day on my trip, for some reason it was only halfway charged. I also could not find my videos or photos but the music played fine. The half a charge lasted me the 3 hour trip there. I'd say total, it lasted for about 3 and a half hours.
So, here I thought "Great! These bad reviews were right!" but obviously, I gave it a decent star so there has to be good right? Right!
The Issue: Charging the player
Clarification: Yes, you have to charge the player for 10 hours the first time. Yes, you have to have it plugged directly into the USB from the provided USB chord. Both of these are specified in the few instructions they give you. For me, neither of these things were an issue but I did have problems the first week or so with the charge not really working right.
The Resolution: When charging the player, it must be turned on. What I realized was that I left the player plugged in, charging, and still turned on. When it finished charging, I would just leave it. This ended up killing the battery because it was no longer charging and it was turned on. Yes, I think this is kind of silly. I mean, if it's plugged in should it not keep charging? But, that's the key. Charge it 10 hours the first time. Then 4 hours the next time and just make sure you unplug it and turn it off. I have yet to have a battery issue since this discovery.
Note* I don't think the battery lasts 16 hours as specified though.Read more ›
Anyhow, it's very hard to get working. The fact is you have to charge it for 10 hours before you can even do anything with it although I managed to get a few songs on it before it crapped out. Then after charging I continued to have issues till I realized it wanted to be "directly" connected. You can't use this if you use an extension usb cord to connect it. It has to be connected with it's cord "directly" to the computer to work right and charge / add files. If you are using a USB router hub or something similar, put the cord directly in a USB connection on the Laptop / desktop PC or this player won't work right.
Also, once you go into any of the "modes" (picture, music, etc..) you have to turn it off to get it to turn on again and give you the main menus. Main Menu disappears during play and the player will only access the menu for the particular area you are in (pictures, music etc...) so you'll have to turn it off to get to the main menu again.
I tried picture mode but it's pretty bad. It's very light and the images come out so tiny that unless it's very distinct it won't be pretty to look at. Viewing is maybe Postage stamp size if even that big for image quality and somewhat blurry.
For a layman, this is not a good gift. If you don't mind a bit of playing with it to get it to work, it's ok. If you want it to work right off the bat w/o any problems... get something easier like an IPod or other name brand. Over all I've had it a day and I know it works but it's a heck of a job to get it to work right unless you're really good at figuring stuff out.Read more ›
period and "crapped out". talk about planned obsolescence. : 0
Never again!! Made mistake of not getting online and reading about the model number. Sigh! I always research before I buy. Amazon reviews as well as FixYa site tends to be pretty accurate.
Have to admit that I did like the quality of sound and equalizer when able to play from USB port on my laptop. Liked the colorful LCD screen 2.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the player is not working de battery is bad never player and funtions I n ot recommend this product never neverPublished on October 22, 2013 by Francisco Jose Rodriguez
I owned a similar Craig mp3 player a few years ago (2008) and while I can't say I was enthusiastic about it, it was reasonable for the price (even though it eventually stopped... Read morePublished on October 1, 2013 by Francesco
Worst mp3 player EVER! The battery will only partially charge and unit will not turn on once disconnected from the PC. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by GardenGirl2
Well first off I only paid $3.99 from the clearance bin at CVS. I figured that it was a bargain. My iPod shuffle is old and I thought this would be good to have for a backup. Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by C. Greenwood
The craig brand is sold at CVS, I thought for 25.00 it would be a good buy, I was disappointed when I couldnt get it to work I couldnt get the menu to work, it was not worth the... Read morePublished on March 11, 2011 by bcarson3360
I have had a few of these, bought at CVS over the last four years or so. I use them almost exclusively for audio books. Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by la plume d'une femme
I have the MP4 video player found at CVS, and it's garbage. The initial 10 hour charge only gave me an hour tops, and when I recharge it only charges for about 90 minutes before... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by C-N-G
Bought it this weekend, unfortunately my wife threw away the packing material.
Charge it for 3 days, not only 10 hours, whenever you unplug the usb cable, it dies. Read more
Stupid design, bad performance, pathetic battery life, lousy documentation, absolutely can't hold a charge. This thing is nearly impossible to properly charge. Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by Tamin