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Frontier NEX IA (256 MB) MP3 Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and usability. The memory and sound also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the build quality and reliability, and opinions are divided on the battery.

portability, sound, memory, usability, value for money

design, headphones, reliability, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Frontier NEX IA (256 MB) MP3 Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

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MP3 player that uses flash memory

 

takes flash memory, low price

poor design, construction, software, NO radio, very weak product overall

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Don't Waste Money!

 

Neat appearance,very good battery life,nice little in-line remote.Sound was okay with better headphones.

Jog-dial is horrid.Menu system BAD.Paying for NO Radio.Worthless EQ.Worthless earphones.

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Don't Waste Money!

 

I bought this about a year ago,my very first mp3 player.I thought this looked like a pretty cool product.I didn't care about the need for CF cards-already had some.I played around with it,tried it with Windows Media Player (copy to device) without much...

Neat appearance,very good battery life,nice little in-line remote.Sound was okay with better headphones

Jog-dial is horrid.Menu system BAD.Paying for NO Radio.Worthless EQ.Worthless earphones

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Too many problems to recommend

 

Why I bought the Nex IA MP3 Player: To listen to music on the way to and from work and while walking/jogging. Bought the Nex IA because it was inexpensive ($54) and got decent reviews. Initial impressions: A little disappointed that this MP3 ...

Ease of use, portability, easy MP3 transfer, no additional software needed

Must purchase separate memory card, poor physical design, battery life, frequent lock-ups

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Too many problems to recommend

 

Ease of use, portability, easy MP3 transfer, no additional software needed

Must purchase separate memory card, poor physical design, battery life, frequent lock-ups

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great in theory, bad in practice

 

CF upgradable, beautiful sound, and a remote

Horrible software, poor engineering, software crashes

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Terrible bang for the buck beyond comprehension

 

Did you read my review? It's terrible. No pros what so ever

All features are available on other, smaller mp3 players without any of the bad things.

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Terrible bang for the buck beyond comprehension

 

When I received my Nex ia, I thought to myself wow, it's like an ipod in a crappy egg carton-like packaging. Despite the packaging that looked like recycled newspaper, I thought man, I'm sure in for a real treat. So I fire it up with a 64 meg CF card ...

Did you read my review? It's terrible. No pros what so ever

All features are available on other, smaller mp3 players without any of the bad things

Consumer review by:

Frontier Labs Nex IA WORST RADIO EVER !

 

MP3 player is OK and sounds good.Convenient flash swapping between camera and player.

WORST reception heard in my life.Ear phones cumbersome,player hangs.Electronics and Computer specialist.

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Great MP3 Player, Crap radio

 

MP3 quality great, uses CF card.

poor software development. Radio useless.

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