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Written on: 11/07/2005 by crimson69666 (1 review written)
I was searching for YEARS for an MP3 player which would be seen as a Storage Device by Windows (no stupid control program needed, as is the case for the majority of players out there). I wanted a player with an upgradable firmware. A player which would support Vorbis. And finally, I didn't want a player with a proprietary battery pack.
I found the Nex IA, which fulfilled my wish list. The player is very interesting. The problem is, that the company doesn't seem to be serious about… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/02/2005 by scottg105 (3 reviews written)
As were many others I was drawn to this by some relatively good reviews, and its apparently good value for money. But I have had no end of trouble with it since. The cumbersome 2*AA batteries make it very heavy and bulky, the strange whining noise it emits, (which Frontier Labs claims is unintrusive) is quite the reverse and is very noticeable. The lack of any sort of functions such as searching by artist, genre, album, etc makes the product very basic and hard to use. The flimsy outer case is… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/03/2004 by daotd (1 review written)
Keep away from this Frontier Labs NEX ia Portable MP3 Player. It is a joke. I was lurred in by the 'excellent' reviews. The ability to use external CF cards is not worth buying it even a little bit.
- cheap plastic look
- on/off switch hard to move, again cheap plastic
- have to switch off/on after auto power off. SO if you keep it in the pouch then you have to remove from the pouch everytime you need to turn it on
- after turning on you have to select which mode to play instead of start… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/12/2003 by supergeek (1 review written)
Being experienced with the entire variety of MP3 players (Flash, Hard drive, MP3/CD), I had seen the good and bad with every style of player. Frontier Labs has put together a player which has (in my opinion) the most positive and least negative aspects of any player out there.
One point to note is that you should avoid using a microdrive with this player if you use batteries. The reason is that this player does not come with internal memory to buffer the song like hard drive players do. This… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/10/2003 by sbaillie (1 review written)
What a neat and tidy piece of equipment THE Frontier Labs NEX ia is. With a capacity of up to 1 gig memory plus its multifunctions in which it is an FM radio, External Hard Drive, Voice recorder, Record from radio as well as an MP3 player, I can't fault it for value and quality.
Add to that a built in graphic equaliser with presets and user configuration and I've got a super all rounder which is no bigger than a pack of cards and does all this on two AA batteries.
It deserves to be bought… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2003 by jedmerino (1 review written)
The software works but hopefully an upgrade could improve on the strong points. I found the text readable and with the backlight even in a totally dark environment. The earphones that came with it, I could live without as I use Sony's noise cancelling earphones -- which enhances the good sound quality of this product. Works with Lame VBR (16-320KBPS) Joint Stereo encoded MP3 files (some mp3 players have problems with this type of encoding) which I found to create the best sounding MP3 file… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2003 by tedbundy (3 reviews written)
I have had the NEX IIe for 2 years and I liked it very much. Now the NEX IA came up, I went and bought one to see how it compares with the NEX IIe. Both the NEX IIe and NEX IA use the removable compact flash type memory cards as storage medium. As far as I cam concerned, CF is the best storage medium around. They are cheap and are very large capacity. And both the NEX IIe and NEX IA are the only type of MP3 players that use the removable memories. Unlike other players, they have no in… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2003 by DrSmile. (1 review written)
This Frontier Labs NEX ia MP3 player is a perfect example of someone coming up with a great design concept followed by poor production. Examples:
1) Awesome backlit screen but you can only leave it on all the time or 5 seconds, the 5 seconds option is really about 2 seconds (or until you press another button!) which is annoyingly brief , and the all the time option sucks the batteries dry.
2) NO shuffle option for a single directory. Do any of the sofware engineers actually use the… Read Full Review
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