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CenDyne Gruvstick MP3+3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and value for money are overall positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the reliability and connectivity.

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connectivity, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the CenDyne Gruvstick MP3+3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 61/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 19 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for CenDyne Gruvstick MP3+3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of CenDyne Gruvstick MP3+3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

design, portability, value for money, usability

29% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cendyne MP3 Player and USB Flash DriveCendyne MP3 PLAYER & USB FLASH DRIVE ( CDIMP00197 )

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Gruvstick MP3 + 3

 

WHAT'S HOT: This slim unit resembles a large keychain-size USB 1.1 memory drive, such as M-Systems' DiskOnKey, but with a music player and a voice recorder built in. You don't have to sweat it if you tend to forget cables, as the player integrates the...

A rocker switch on the top left of the unit lets you move forward and backward; press it in, and you get a menu on the display for choosing between voice recordings, playback options, and the equalizer

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Cendyne MP3+3 (GruvStick128MB + Gruv-X)

 

I like the product and the idea behind the product. Positives- Decent sound, very light, nice power usage, no skipping. Negatives - Very slow reaction to keys. You hit FF and have to wait 2 -3 seconds for it to catch up and don't try FF through a bunch...

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Cendyne MP3+3 (GruvStick128MB + Gruv-X)

 

Equalizer, voice recorder, no drivers for Windows XP or 2000

If you remove it from the USB while it's transfering files it will crash and you won't be able to recover it. I bought it from buy.com and Cendyne gives a 1 year warranty. I also purchased the 24 month replacement plan from buy.com. It broke a little o

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Cendyne MP3+3 (GruvStick128MB + Gruv-X)

 

The day after I got it I made the mistake of using software other than the included software to copy music to the device and it froze up. As in you can't even turn it on to fix it. If the file system on the device is somehow changed or corrupted,...

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Cendyne MP3+3 (GruvStick128MB + Gruv-X)

 

First one, right out of the box it had horrible distortion and static (even when the player was paused!) which rendered the device unusable. Contacted the company to return, they told me that they had discontinued the specific model I had and they...

Product Specifications

An ingenious MP3 Player that includes a USB port on a single unit enabling quick and easy music downloading and playback. The Grüvstick's easy-to-read display, along with its capability to be used as a USB storage device and a voice recorder, make it a must-have for music enthusiasts, students and corporate users alike. ID 3 TAG Display Support Multiple playback modes Includes - 128MB MP3 Player, CD Software, USB Extension Cable, Ear Phone, Neck Strap, 1 AAA Alkaline Battery, Key Chain holder, User Manual Windows ME/2000/XP PC compatible

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Digital Recording Time:512 min - voice recording
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:128MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:CenDyne
Model:MP3+3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:CenDyne Gruvstick

MD System

Type: None

Remote Control

Type: None
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