MP4 player from China (review)

21. August 2010 20:27 by Ron in   //  Tags:   //   Comments

My daughter wanted a MP4 player so I got one from China, it is cheap so if she looses it or it is damaged it is not a real problem, if I would give her an iPod and it dies or what ever..

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It does not look that bad and it looks solid, it has a metal case.
You charge and load files on it with a USB cable.

The menu has 5 categories:
1 E-books (only plain text files)
2 Music (mp3, wav, wmv, aac)
3 Video (avi, mpg, wmv)
4 Address book
5 Voice recorder

I needed some time to get used to the menu, it does not work as you would expect but my daughter does not have that problem, so I guess it must be me.

Sound quality is quite good, from the original earplugs one was dead so needed to get another pair.

Conclusion:

+ Cheap, only 15 USD including the shipping
+ Nice looking
+ Solid build

- Menu not easy to follow

I would recommend a cheap MP4 player from China.

128Gigabyte USB stick from China (Review)

14. August 2010 09:36 by Ron in   //  Tags:   //   Comments

If you search the internet for an USB stick with a capacity of 128 Gigabyte you will probably find some Chinese sites offering these USB sticks for less than 50 USD. To test one I ordered a “Sony VAIO 128 GB” stick for 32,50 USD (that is including shipping).

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After it arrived I was sort of surprised of the look and feel of the stick, it’s made of metal and looks well build.

It was formatted in with a FAT32 file system so it does not hold large files (larger than 2GB) so I had to format it in exFAT, the new file system supported by Windows 7.

After placing some movies on it (4 Gigabyte files) the files get corrupted, for some reason many small files are no problem but large files get corrupted. I tried formatting it to NTFS and in Linux to EXT3 file system but with the same result.

Conclusion:

+ It is very cheap
+ It looks good

- It can not hold large files

This item I would not recommend to anyone.