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Has worked well with kids in the car
on December 27, 2013
Although I have a built-in DVD player in my SUV, I have four kids who don't necessarily want to watch the same movie. So, my solution was to also buy a couple of these portable players. This has worked out great for us. I bought the Sony version instead of some cheaper other versions because I was scared away by some of the reviews from these other products that they broke quickly. Our Sony versions have worked fine for a couple years now. They are rather thick and hefty, which seems to make them more durable. Plus, Sony has a good reputation. Some other things I like about this product is that you can either run it through plugging it into an outlet within your car (the old "cigarette lighter") or you can just run it without being plugged in. It has an internal battery that lasts for probably a couple of movies before you need to plug it in to recharge. You can still watch movies while it is charging. There are also two slots for headphones, so two kids can plug into one portable DVD player at once. It also comes with a power source that you can plug into an electrical outlet in your house. I also bought some cheap headphones for these, that worked just fine. Overall, these have worked great for us. I'm sure there are probably some more technologically advanced portable DVD players, but this one is reasonably priced, durable, and good for the kids on a trip.