Nordic Media Player

Product: Nordic Media Player

This is the second review this week of a media player without a name (the other review can be found here). It is produced by Nordic, but that is all I know. I got hold of it very cheaply as part of a subscription to a magazine (which I duly cancelled), so I did not expect any miracles. Still, the player is functional and even if its interface is a bit tricky, it still serves as a USB-memory. I say that it is a media player, because it can play and record sound, show pictures and, allegedly (I have failed to get this to work), films. I have used it as a voice recorder and a as such it fulfills my needs.

The player feels (and probably is) extremely cheap. I am prepared to remove one entire snail from its grade only because of one silly, stupid, but unforgivable, mistake. The cord to the earphones is five centimetres too short. This is sloppy beyond understanding. Would it have cost much to make the cord five centimeters longer, so that a man of average height and proportions like myself could have used it? Instead, other earphones have to be used, because it is simply not possible to use a player when you have to have it somewhere else than in you pocket (no, there is no noose this time, which would have felt more appropriate). Since the whole point of this device is its cheapness, having to acquire new earphone just kills the entire concept.

I recommend it only if you are in desperate need of something cheap you do not plan to use for very long.

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