- Brand Name: Coby
- Model Number: MP315-4G
- Digital Storage Capacity: 4 GB
- Color: Black
- Battery Average Life: 17 Hours
Coby MP315-4G USB-Stick Micro MP3 Player with LCD Display and FM Radio - 4GB Black (Discontinued by manufacturer)
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- 4GB Flash Memory Micro MP3 Player with high contrast LCD display, Integrated FM radio
- Plays MP3 and WMA digital music files, ID3 tag support for song information display.
- Mobile data storage function, convenient USB adapter included
- USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast transfers.
- One AAA battery provides 8 hours of play time
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I bought this player to replace my now dead 1 gig ILO player of 4 yrs (RIP).
Overall impression is nice small sleek unit about the size of two thumb drives side by side, a very compact unit. It is a rather basic unit, not much in bells and whistles but that was I was looking for.
Unit does have FM but I have not used it (although I really didn't need FM since it is used inside a metal building which leaves radio reception less than optimal at best).
Unit has several different repeat modes, a power save (On by default, need to turn this off if you want the player to play all day), Folder search.
As some folks have noted, this unit plays files in the order they are copied to the drive, this includes folders so it ignores alphabetical order.
The work around might be to place multiple folders on the drive, name them in numerical order. I have not tried this as of yet since I simply copied my existing folders from my PC to the player which are alphabetical using the album name.
Then name your songs adding in a NUMBER sequence (IE name the file something like MYMUSIC01, 02, 03, ect) This is how I was able to get my ILO to play each song of an album to play in track order rather than alphabetical order.
Also noted by someone else, you do not need to install the Coby Media Manager software.
It does not automatically attempt to install (Coby Media Manager) unless YOU choose to do so.
Folks, READ THE MANUAL, this info IS IN THE MANUAL.Read more ›
The basic operating software is the same on the MP315 as on the MP305 model, but with the MP315 model I get about twice the life out of a battery than with the MP305. I get about 8+ hours of play time from a rechargeable AAA battery.
Until they stopped making them, Creative Labs MuVo was the best of this variety. I'm very happy that Coby now makes a suitably sleek, capacious, and inexpensive replacement. The sound from this unit is excellent.
I did not use the provided file management system...I don't know if it's any good or not. As long as one remembers to double click the buttons after a moment of inactivity, the controls are very responsive. I adapted to their layout and operation quickly. I don't think they are any harder to press than the equivalent Creative buttons, and their layout is logical and intuitive, with the track advance button first and the pause/on/off next to it.
Using a 1000mAH NiMH cell, battery life is a lot longer than the advertised eight hours - more than twice as long, I'd say.
Edit: It has been more than a month since my purchase. At this point I'd award six stars if it were possible. This MP3 player has turned out to be more robust and reliable than I had expected. Also, in practical terms, it seems to go all week on one charge of the AAA NiMH cell. I don't know what they've done to reduce power consumption, but it is very effective. One other thing to mention is that while on Pause, one can scroll through the song list extremely rapidly. It doesn't take that much effort or time to find any song, anywhere. Finally, a number of people have commented on how nice it looks. It really does have great lines and is surprisingly compact for an AAA-powered device. FWIW, I just bought three more, for gifts.
This thought made me back off for a bit of perspective. Had I tried all else? Not really. Perhaps some tenderness and patience were in order. What I discovered is that this device operates with a measure of "lag time." Once it enters a mode, it takes a few seconds to "settle down." Rapid button pushing on this little tool is about as effective as repeatedly pushing the crosswalk button at the intersection. You don't actually get the traffic to come to a standstill any sooner. So I took to pushing a button, for example, to scroll over to the Folders option. Wait a few seconds, push the button to enter the Folders. If it displays one of the songs in the sub-folders, I scroll up or down until I get to the UP-arrow and wait a couple seconds. Then push the button to enter the actual Folder list. Then wait a second or two and start scrolling through the main folders directory until I arrive at the folder that contains the music I want to listen to at that particular moment. Wait a second or two and then press the button to enter that folder. Scroll down to the first track and press it. Then press Play Now. And I'm good to go.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been using for a long time everyday at work. hard to read on the screen but works greatPublished 4 months ago by GA
Fantastic little player. Sound quaility is excellent (of course you'll need high quality earphones) and it fits easily in a pocket.Published 20 months ago by jhcruzin
garbage.. used it like twice.. now the sound only comes through one earPublished 22 months ago by Always Right
It's cheap plastic and it's made for pennies, but I've owned this little device for over two years without a single problem. It works great and doesn't owe me a thing.Published 22 months ago by Joshua M. Brown
I buy these for my brother, and he likes them, but they are too small, and if they get a lot of use, the buttons break or wear quick.Published 22 months ago by K
Just curious why the actual unit is not as sleek looking as the one depicted. In the picture, the display is not centered, but instead is shifted right above the buttons. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sharcfist