I bought the mini clip mp3 player as a Christmas gift, as when I saw the price, I thought I couldn't go wrong. And I am very glad I made this purchase, because it was certainly well worth it. The mp3 player arrived in the mail before the estimated arrival date, but it didn't come in any type of casing. It was just in the shipping package, and included the music player, a pair of headphones (cheap pair), usb cable, and instruction manual. I had to test it myself before giving it as a gift and it seems to work great. It seems to be built nice and solid, as it has already been dropped a few times and still works fine. It even has a nice, bright led light at the bottom of it when it's turned on, which I did not expect to see. Yes, you do need to buy a micro sd card to be able to use it, but they are really cheap (I bought a 4gb for $2). It is sleek, small, and stylish, and I feel I made an excellent purchase. But it isn't a perfect mp3 player, but is any? One of my biggest complaints would have to be the fact that when you turn on the mp3 and start at song 1, you can't go backwards to the end of the list. To access your last songs, you'd have to go all the way around skipping forward, which can take some time and be a pain. Also, the instructions aren't clear on how long the mp3 player takes to charge or how long the battery lasts until it needs charging again. But otherwise, I don't see any other major problems. The person who received it as a gift is very happy with it, and I would definitely recommend purchasing this mp3 player.