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Compaq iPAQ PA-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the headphones and size. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the memory and value for money, while some have doubts about the reliability and storage.

sound, portability, usability, size, headphones

battery, performance, storage, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Compaq iPAQ PA-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 245 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Compaq iPAQ PA-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Compaq iPAQ PA-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, value for money, usability, portability, battery

performance

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Compaq PA-1 iPaq Personal Audio Player

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A Great Sounding Player

 

Sounds great, easy to use, upgradeable, small size, 64 mb

Not cheap, $200. after rebate, no built in memory

Consumer review by:

Mp3 Player- Its great

 

This Mp3 Player, which was produced by Compaq was rated highly by Consumer Reports, so that is why I purchased it. This Compaq iPAQ Personal Audio Player is sleek, cheap and works effiecntly. You can store many works of music on it. You can buy...

Sleek, small, compact, fast, cheap

memory cards cost alot

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Mp3 Player- Its great

 

Sleek, small, compact, fast, cheap

memory cards cost alot

Consumer review by:

Compaq Mp3 Player

 

I purchased this Mp3 player in October of 2001. At Best Buy I was told it was a great player for the money, so far that has held true. It was about smack dab in the middle of the other Mp3 players price-wise. I picked it because of its small size and...

Small compact size, holds 64 mb worth of songs, good looking, big buttons

Slow upload time, Slow scrolling in menu, not very loud/powerful

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Compaq is Compact!!!

 

Extremely lightweight and compact. Sounds great!

Poor battery life and useless software.

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Compaq is Compact!!!

 

After looking at several MP3 players, I decided to buy the Compaq iPAQ Personal Audio Player PA-1. I not only liked how it looked, but I thought its size would be handy for taking to the gym.

Extremely lightweight and compact. Sounds great

Poor battery life and useless software

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Buy at your own risk

 

Great size/weight, good sound

Horrible customer support, poor battery life, poor reliability

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Buy at your own risk

 

OK, I did the research and found that a lot of people out there liked the IPAQ PA1... and there is a lot to like. It is a great size, small and light. The supplied belt clip is more than sufficient for clipping it to the waistband of your shorts...

Great size/weight, good sound

Horrible customer support, poor battery life, poor reliability

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Terrific on-the-go MP3 Player!

 

Light, Compact & Great for Running

Poor Battery Life ; No AC Adapter Capability

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Terrific on-the-go MP3 Player!

 

To get to the point - in my opinion and for what I use the Compaq MP3 player for, its a great product and there isn't anything else on the market that I would rather have. Why? Because...

Light, Compact & Great for Running

Poor Battery Life ; No AC Adapter Capability

Product Specifications

Small and lightweight, this is digital audio that moves with you and never skips a beat. At about the size of a pager, it's the perfect companion for your workout or bumpy commute. More than just talk, or music. It's what's inside that counts. 64MB of memory provides enough space for up to two hours of digital-quality music, plus you have room to upgrade. The iPAQ supports the most popular audio formats, including MP3, WMA and AAC, so your play list is only limited by your imagination. Shuffle and repeat functions mix things up, while an equalizer with rock, jazz and classical presets help customize your music selection. The iPAQ offers everything you need to take your music to the street, the park, the gym or anywhere.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:64MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.7in
Weight:4.1oz
Width:2.2in

Equalizer

Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Compaq
Model:PA-1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq iPAQ

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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