Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by troiluann Excellent product / Excellent value
I bought this MP3 player for my boyfriend as a gift. He has been through many since i've known him and this one suits him to a "T??" It's rough and rugged just like him. He loves this MP3 player and that makes me happy because i know he is.
March 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin A sanity saver.
I have a 1 hour commute to work each way and use this in my car to play audio books. I only have to charge the battery about once every 4 months and it will hold 2 - 3 books at one time.
The only flaw is that some book files are over an hour long. When I turn it off when I arrive at work, and then turn it back on in the afternoon, I have to hold the fast forward button for about 10 minutes until I find the place in the story where I left off that morning.
The ability to remember where it left off would make it a perfect item for this use.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigDogone Set it and forget it
I've had this player for a couple weeks now. I am very pleased by it's performance so far. I have dropped it a couple times in the gym with no adverse effects. I have not experienced any problems listed by others here.
I love the "serious business" look of the unit. It's large and in charge as they say. It's perfect for me because I
don't want to be fiddling around with controls. I don't need some fancy display. I make sure my playlist is a good one so I can set it and forget it and concentrate on my work out.
It's still on it's initial charge since I received it two weeks ago and it's still going strong after a couple trips to the gym.. Your fancy, dainty player it aint. Love it. This is my 4th player this year.
March 25, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bluecollarblues Blue collar mp3 player
I work in the wireless communication field and have gone through many MP3 players in recent years. I am so glad somebody finally designed one with the working man in mind. I really enjoy the fact that this player is water-resistant. It has already lasted longer than most of the mp3 players I have owned. In the two and a half months I have owned it, I have found it to be very durable. It also runs for quite a while on a charge. I only have to charge every few days, as with my other mp3 players, I was charging them every night. Sound quality is very good for the price. It is also very simple to use. I also liked that it came with an armband and a fairly heavy duty clip. I would buy this product again if need be.
October 9, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jcgeorge Snagged this on sale!
In the world of iStuff - this ruggedized mp3 player is worth its weight. I have a little nano from @pple, love this mp3 player. However, I did notice that the color and buttons were wearing off and it is not really the most rugged device for my pocket while working. Enter - the Ryobi mp3 player. Clip it on or cram it in a pocket and crank away. No need to wipe your hands off or remove your gloves changing tunes, dirt is no issue here. The bonus is the same battery that the TEK4 series uses, onces the battery is dead in the drill/screw gun, swap it with the mp3 player and keep on rocking. Yup, it still has enough power to run the mp3 player. I got this for $10 bucks and a happy camper, it isn't worth the MSRP being only 2 gig of storage.
August 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hdshopalcoholic Good Buy
Glad I picked this up.
It was on sale.
It is a solid device.
A few negatives though: 1. to charge the battery you have to remove it and place it in a cradle. 2.Bulky, not as small as say a sansa clip. 3. No LED/LCD readout of the current song playing. 4.I think it only plays mp3 and m4a, but not flac. If you can get past those things you should be alright. One Positive, This MP3 player reminds me of a detonator/trigger for a bomb when I hold this thing.
It's cool for when you're active since it seems so durable.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by THROBA Ease of use and handy
Battery life in this thing is awesome. I have played this player on the same battery for way over a 100 hours and it is still going. It also was very easy to load up and is a ease to operate. The other cool thing is at night the green light on it is bright enough to show your way around in the dark, have used that several times after waking up finding all the lights are off and everybody else has went to bed, but my music is still paying. I liked it so much I have now purchased a second one.
May 28, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junky Skips like a 70's record player
Sounds like an old record player skipping along. I didn't even know MP3 players could skip. Sounds quality is not as good as my cheaper MP3 player. Headphones are a joke. I changed headphones and that did not fix it. No firmware updates (even though the manual talks about them). I'd choose something else if I were to get one again. I plan on returning when I have time
January 14, 2014