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MPIO FL500 (2GB)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of MPIO FL500 (2GB). The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The price also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the usability and reliability, while there are some mixed comments about the portability.

price, battery

reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the MPIO FL500 (2GB) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Ella Morton (

MPIO FL500 (512MB)


The FL500 offers analog style for the digital generation, but its keys, knobs and dials failed to push our buttons.

Long battery life ; Lightweight ; Distinctive look

Ultra-budget earbuds ; Illogical button configuration ; Display is too small

The FL500 is best suited to those who want to turn on, tune in and drop out; that is, people who will spend long stretches listening to the radio or a list of files without needing to press any buttons. The guitar-garnered styling is certainly...

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

MPIO FL500 (512MB)


lots of tech problems

look, price

freezes when music playing, when transferring from & to computer. totally frustrating experience

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

MPIO FL500 (512MB)


I've seen A LOT better.

Nice shape. Belt clip was great. Display was also good. Easy switch between operations (MP3,FM,REC)

Idono if the one I bought was fulty, but it had tech issues. I tried to transfer a whole bunch of songs, about 977 MB if yo uneeded to know. Then I disconnect and check my MP3 player, and even though it says that 977 MB is being used, half of my songs...

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

MPIO FL500 (512MB)


Almost a good player.

Good price. Nice look. Lots of useful features

Didnt work right out of the box. Freezes after 1 or 2 songs and has to be reset. Structure of the product is poor

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

MPIO FL500 (512MB)


The second, and last, MPIO I've bought and had to return.

Worked fine for a whole eight hours

The multi-function button was so sensitive, every time I tried to pause a track, it FF'd to the next one. The volume dial was so loose it was almost falling off. The body didn't fit together properly and the display light was visible through the...

Jan, 2007