- Brand Name: Coby
- Model Number: MP300-1GBLK
- Digital Storage Capacity: 1.0 GB
- Color: Black
- Supported Audio Format: MP3 // WMA
Coby MP3 Player with 1 GB Flash Memory, USB Drive and LCD MP300-1G (Black) (Discontinued by manufacturer)
- MP3 player with LCD 1 GB flash memory and USB drive
- high-contrast LCD display with 7-color backlight
- plays MP3 and WMA digital music files, ID3 tag support for song information display, mobile data storage function
- convenient integrated USB plug( no cables required)
- USB 2.0 hi-speed for fast file transfers
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It also claims the ability to delete songs without going to iTunes or WMP on your computer and the ability to jump to different folders according to the well written instructions though I don't use those features since I just want to hear whatever I put on in any old order. Since it is about 1/4-th the cost of the 4GB iPod or Zune I am quite happy with it.
The output connector is at one of the ends so the headphone jack goes in straight with the body. This makes it easy to fit in my pocket when I'm at the gym listening through my big Sennheiser headphones. Next to the headphone jack is a small ring for some thin thread or wire or something so you can attach some holder.
4GB is about 1,000 MP3 tunes for me at 160-192 Kbps, tunes being 2 to 12 minutes long, mostly 3 minutes. That is a lot, and I'm finally getting to hear my 3 star selections instead of the same 500 5-star selections.
I had some trouble with WMP at first not seeing some of the tunes I had loaded from my other computer so I reformatted it as if it were an external drive (which it is) and reloaded everything and then it was fine. Likely a WMP issue.
The connection to the computer is USB 2.0 and it connects like a USB drive - take off one end protector and stick the whole thing in. It also has a USB cable if the angles are wrong for sticking it directly in.
When putting songs into the player, the order the songs are put in is the order they will appear. If Track 2 is put before Track 1, Track 2 will be played before 1. If you want to play songs according to the album or artist, you have to make a folder first. After putting the songs in their respecitive folders, it's simple to have them played. Let's say you want to play the folder where the artist is XYZ. First, play a song in that folder. Second, go to the menu, then settings, then select Dir normal, in which Dir stands for Directory. The player will then ONLY play songs in that folder. If you picked, dir repeat or dir shuffle, ONLY songs in that folder will be repeated or shuffled, depending on which option you picked.
If you think of it as only a MP3 player, you will never be able to figure out out to get it to work. You need to think of it as a memory stick first and MP3 player second.
There are many bells 'n' whistle features on the screen, which makes it a bargain - you can see the track, the artist name, time elapsed, which number track in the album and what the number the song is in the entire memory, battery life, whether it's on repeat, etc. There's a way to set the equalizer, the background colors, just about everything you can think of to tweak.
Some reviewers complain that it isn't a rugged case, but it's made from thick, hard plastic and it gets its share of bouncing around in my car and it isn't even scratched yet.
Price per gig is incredible
Tough plastic case
Loads of features
AAA battery instead of USB charging
Sound quality better than I would expect
Solid buttons and headphone connector (nothing loosy-goosy)
Loading with Windows Media Player files is super-fast and easy
Cute style (in my opinion)
No iTunes compatability (at least that I could figure out)
Navigating the file structure takes practice (rather irregular)
AAA battery life isn't as long as an iPod's (I get about 8 hours per battery)
Long-term satisfaction is not known, as I've only had this player a couple of months
Unit weighs a lot more than a comparable iPod (partly due to the battery)making it less 'wearable' than an iPod shuffle or Sansa clip.Read more ›
Now they make this exact player in numerous size capacities to fit your individual needs. I opt'ed for the larger 4gb one becuase its a great price for the size (I say 'no' to ipod). If you are using it for the examples I gave, then you could probably get away with a smaller sized one (save a few bucks) because the average work out is 12-18 songs long....maybe less, depending on your schedule. Buying the larger sized 4gb mp3 player (like I did) would really only be needed for the convenience of tossing it on shuffle (which this player does have) and not have to worry about getting tired of the songs for a few weeks.
Whats even nicer is the simplicity of it. There are no cables to loose or search for. They include a cable in the packaging, but it is not needed. Just pull off the end cap, and attach it to your PC. The usb connector is right there, built in. The controls are easy to master... even if you aren't a gadget junky and you need simple things in life. :) The buttons are all on the top.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product with many functions that are easy to use and intuitive enough for the average person out there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jack Freir
Used for several years. The display was a little hard to read. Always worked OK. Like that I could install fresh battery if needed.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this because you can put your music on it without finding a cable, which is sometimes annoying. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Alma Cuddeford
I have had this MP3 player for years. It has come to jobs it's with me, been through yard work, dropped, stepped on... You name it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brian Duncan