Good afternoon ladies & gentlemen,
Hello everyone this is my very first time making a thread and posting anything on this site. Thank you for all of your hard work in helping this site grow. I will definitely recommend this site to all of my friends. & thank you for taking the time to read this thread. Without further a due here I go...
I am here as a "new" mp3 player buyer. Why do I say "new"? Well I've never bought an mp3 player before except a 2GB I Pod Nano I purchased for my girlfriend last year during xmas. I never really payed much attention to it's specifications when I bought it for her since all she wanted was a simple mp3 player. So therefore I still consider myself a "new" mp3 buyer with little to no experience about these gadgets.
Anyways I have a quick story to tell before I ask for help in buying a new mp3 player. Basically my father lives in south america, and it's pretty full of criminals down there. Thieves have stolen my fathers cd car deck 4 times in the past 6 years. As we all know south americans don't make much money so it's hard for him to dish out $150US for a new cd car deck each time it gets stolen. The horrible news is that they stole my fathers cd car deck yet again this week. I feel really bad about this and we've decided to come up with a new tactic.
I've informed him that the latest trend in North America is having your own portable mp3 player. I told him they can work wonders since they do many things than just play music. I let him know how they work and what they do so we tore that wall down. I also told him I want to buy him one so he can carry a portable player in his pocket instead of having to have his car deck stolen all the time. I explained how the Apple I Pod has an fm transmitter that can send the sound signal to his car stereo if he buys a simple radio deck for his car [ie: not cd player car deck - just radio]. I assume fm sound transmission sending the mp3 player sound wirelessly to car speakers can also be done with any other mp3 player using some sort of external device.
We came up with the main specs we want his mp3 player to have:
1. Fm Radio
2. The ability to purchase some sort of external device that can send the mp3 sound wirelessy to his card radio deck using fm signal
3. Mp3 Playback
4. Great Video Quality
5. Very Excellent Sound [ie: not cheap bad quality sound]
6. Simple interface navigation [ie: not difficult to use]
7. Durability with low price [ie: a very low cost mp3 player that can last years and won't break or ruin so fast]
Anything else other than what we listed would be an added plus. I stayed up all last night since I felt bad and looked around google, ebay, youtube reviews, and this site looking for a few players to choose for him [I still haven't even gone to bed]. I than found four candidates.
Our four choices to choose from:
ONDA VX858 INFO: http://houseofdap.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=73
TECLAST T29 INFO:
TECLAST C280 INFO:
TECLAST T39 INFO:
Okay now we'll list our questions to you. I hope you either know about these players or visited the info url links above to see their specs. Please try to answer all the questions below by copying and pasting the questions into your post and answering them.
1. What is the best mp3 player out of the four we chose, and why? [Please chose one]
2. Is the player durable in strength with a good battery too? [ie: lasts long especially when touched a lot and has a good battery that doesn't ruin]
3. Does it have easy to use navigation?
4. How well is the quality of the sound?
5. Can you change the theme/look of the player by updating to a custom firmware?
6. Is it possible to use some sort of external device to transmit the sound from the player to car speakers wirelessy through fm radio signal? [If so please list the device you can use to do so]
8. Where can you buy it for the cheapest price from a legit seller with legit GB size? [exact model only no rebrands or copies with other names]
9. Please list any other reasons/info you can on the player you chose as the best of the four. & if you didn't like any please list why and what you would recommend instead.
OUR BUDGET: Anywhere between $50US - $130US