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MacBytes
Oct 23, 2003, 04:27 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Amazon.com now selling co-branded Napster/Samsung digital audio player... Note the first customer review of the product. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000DK4T7/ref=amb_bl_26244/102-4262093-2082502)

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1macker1
Oct 23, 2003, 04:40 PM
I'll bet anything that the first customer review is some mac fanatic.

mainstreetmark
Oct 23, 2003, 04:40 PM
Here is the review, to save you the pain and heartache of trying to figure out heads or tails from Amazon.com's clutter:


I would have given it 0 stars if it were possible, October 21, 2003

Reviewer: An electronics fan from Brooklyn, NY USA
This very expensive MP3 player, cobranded by the reborn Napster company and South korea's Samusng, is best described as a very poor and expensive player. It uses a hard disk, but even the 30GB Apple iPod is much cheaper and looks and works 500 times better. Case in point: the central button on this thing is unmarked and at first you won't figure out what to do. The manual is as good as written in Koran so it's difficult to understand. Worst of it all, the volume is pathetically low, and I was able to crash the player once by simply loading a few indie songs sent by my friends in Europe. I had to let the battery die out to restart the player. This is just ridiculous. Oh, finally, don't bother with the FM radio; there's constant interference and reception is just horrible. I can't believe they charge so much for this alpha test player. If you want good hard drive-based MP3 player, go with the iPod or if you have less money try RCA or Creatve Labs. Don't get this ugly product that just doesn't work at all.


By the way, what is that straw thing sticking out of the top for? Is that the FM broadcaster? It's been a while since I went through engineering school and built an FM transmitter, but even I am pretty sure they could have found a better spot for that thing- like inside, or folded down the side.

You can't fold something up against the side that's shorter than the thing your folding.

redAPPLE
Oct 23, 2003, 05:04 PM
and the poor guy really bought that thing?

druggedonions
Oct 23, 2003, 06:04 PM
mmmmm...The Samsung YP-910GS USB 2.0 20 GB Hard Drive and Digital Audio Player....not only fugly but has a real catchy name as-well. ;) Just rolls of the tongue.

fraeone
Oct 23, 2003, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by 1macker1
I'll bet anything that the first customer review is some mac fanatic.

Yeah, he's a little excited. It will be interesting to see what other people have to say. He didn't have to mention ipod twice hehe.

mac15
Oct 23, 2003, 06:47 PM
haha, great review :)

dukemeiser
Oct 23, 2003, 06:56 PM
I went to the page and recommended an Apple 20 Gb iPod instead (ASIN: B0000CEORU incase anyone else wants to recommend it).

By the way, the 20 Gb model was ranked 13 in total Amazon sales.

Blaaze
Oct 23, 2003, 07:20 PM
haha. I think more people should go to amazon and write fake reviews about this napster player. Some might think it's wrong. But we KNOW it sucks :)

fraeone
Oct 23, 2003, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Blaaze
haha. I think more people should go to amazon and write fake reviews about this napster player. Some might think it's wrong. But we KNOW it sucks :)
I think the ipod sells itself.