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Compaq iPaq PA-2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and sound are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the memory and performance.

value for money, portability, battery, sound, usability

performance, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Compaq iPaq PA-2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 91 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Compaq iPaq PA-2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Compaq iPaq PA-2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq IPAQ PA2 Mp3 PlayerCompaq IPAQ PA2 Mp3 Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Compaq iPaq PA-2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Compaq iPaq PA-2 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.

value for money, portability, sound, battery, usability

performance

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Compaq iPAQ PA-2 64 MB Digital Audio Player (MP3/WMA)

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Compaq iPAQ PM1 -- 8 Centimetres of CD

 

As if we didn't have enough trouble working out the pros and cons of memory stick, SD, MiniDisc, MP3 CD, and regular CD, a number of vendors have started producing players for 8cm mini-CDs.

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A great little player and a good alternative to MiniDiscs

 

When I first read about recordable 3 mini CD's I thought here's a revolution waiting to happen. ...

Superb value for money, ease of use, playback quality.

Battery life, build quality.

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A great little player and a good alternative to MiniDiscs

 

Superb value for money, ease of use, playback quality.

Battery life, build quality.

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Compaq iPAQ PM-1, a GREAT Buy

 

Small Loud Inline Controller Inexpensive

Battery Life Read Time

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Compaq iPAQ PM-1, a GREAT Buy

 

I did a lot of research before I purchased and this was the best model I found, for its price and features.

Small Loud Inline Controller Inexpensive

Battery Life Read Time

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Great little MP3 player!

 

This is a really cool little player! I looked at several different types and finally decided on the compaq. Im really not to overly impressed with the included software, it is kind of difficult to figure out at first and not the most user friendly. Now...

small, light weight, 2 - removeable media cards!, simple to use

Included software is kind of complicated at first, Thats it!

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Overall a GREAT device

 

I got my first portable audio device for my birthday when I was 14. When it broke, I looked to replace it. I did heavy research for about a year looking for something to get take my tunes with me anywhere I went. I had a CD player in my car so that...

Size, LCD Remote, Easy to burn music

Battery Life, Some Skipping

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Overall a GREAT device

 

Size, LCD Remote, Easy to burn music

Battery Life, Some Skipping

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Feels cheap

 

I have had this MP3 player for about 10 months and I was really impressed with it at the time. It is very small and lightweight and I wanted it to jog with. Sincethen I have come to realize that while it has never broken or skipped and has been very...

Small, Lightweight

Not enough memory

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Feels cheap

 

Small, Lightweight

Not enough memory

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Product Specifications

When it comes to portable audio for today's music listener, size definitely matters. That's why Compaq is proud to introduce the Compaq iPAQ Personal Mini-CD Player PM-1. Ready to play a standard mini-CD, mini-CD-R or mini-CD-RW, the iPAQ Personal Mini-CD Player PM-1 can pump out 80 tracks from a disk that's over 50% smaller than a standard CD. That's up to 6 hours of music burned to disk in MP3 audio format. In short, the iPAQ Personal Mini-CD Player PM-1 is the perfect pint-sized portable with a tiny price tag. With its small size, durability and simplicity, the iPAQ Personal Mini-CD Player PM-1 is the ideal choice for music and technology lovers with an active lifestyle. Able to fit easily into a shirt pocket, the iPAQ PM-1 provides an aggressive 480-second shock protection, making annoying skips in a song practically a thing of the past. The PM-1 has a full-featured in-line remote, which includes a large LCD display, allowing users to see the functions, track, artist and elapsed time on the screen of their favorite MP3 songs while leaving the player tucked away in a pocket or backpack. The line out and AC adapters features allow the users to plug into their home stereo system and enjoy hours of music without the need for batteries.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck/Vertical

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

CD Track Programming: Yes
Media Load Type:Top-load
Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / Direct track access / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Shockproof Memory:480 seconds
Type:Mini CD / MP3 player/None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:180MB
Type:Mini CD-R/None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in/3.9in/4in
Height:1.2in/2.7in
Weight:3oz/4.1oz/7.1oz/7.2oz
Width:2.2in/3.9in/4in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Compaq/Compaq / Hewlett-Packard
Model:PA-2/PM-1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq iPAQ

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray / Silver/Silver

Remote Control

Type:None/Player remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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