Thursday, February 14, 2008

Slacker Portable Player (8GB/40 stations)

The Slacker Portable Player offers an innovative way to discover new music on the go, and its screen is extra large and full of information. The interface is intuitive (minus the touch strip), and the service that complements the device is a bargain.

But, the Slacker Portable Player is large and doesn't feel as high quality as the price point suggests. The device also suffers from background hiss during the playback of stations and awkward placement of volume controls.

The bottom line: The Slacker Portable Player isn't the best player for audiophiles and control freaks, but its excellent accompanying service makes it perfect for those who want their music provided to them for very minimal effort and cost.

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