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Oregon Scientific MP120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and performance. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the storage and memory.

sound, usability, portability, performance, build quality

value for money, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Oregon Scientific MP120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 169 reviews)

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Oregon Scientific MP120 (256MB)

 

Compact enough for a magician to palm, the rugged, rubberized MP120 looks ready to take a beating--on land or otherwise. Its black, membrane-style control panel consists of six extremely stiff buttons. Plan on memorizing the functions of each, as the...

Inexpensive; waterproof; built-in belt clip; doubles as FM radio; floats

Poor-sounding earbuds; tiny LCD; doesn't support DRM WMA; stiff controls; earbud connector must be unscrewed for charging and file transfers

Oregon Scientific's waterproof MP3 player lets you carry a tune in the pool, but the anemic earbuds drown the fun.

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needs work on ear buds

 

Bought an MP121 with a behind the ear one piece ear bud unit that worked farily well but were cheaply made and stopped working after 3 months of lap swimming. Was informed that that unit wasn't available any longer so I bought an MP120, the ear buds...

good sound, nice features

ear buds won't stay in ears

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Amazon review summary for Oregon Scientific MP120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 user reviews of Oregon Scientific MP120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, portability, build quality, design

value for money

49% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Oregon Scientific MP120/BL512C 512 MB Waterproof MP3 Player with FM Tuner - BlackOregon Scientific MP120/ON128C 128 MB Waterproof MP3 Player with FM Tuner OrangeOregon Scientific MP120/BL256C 256 MB Waterproof MP3 Player with FM Tuner Black

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Great for the pool, too small for general use

 

Compact, easy control access, nice back lit display for such a small unit

memory small, charges only on a computer, doesn't come with an AC outlet charger.

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Great for the pool, too small for general use

 

I had never purchased an MP3 player before and thought I would start with a small, inexpensive one to learn on and was so happy to discover there were waterproof units available. This is about the cheapest one of the waterproof units on the market...

Compact, easy control access, nice back lit display for such a small unit

memory small, charges only on a computer, doesn't come with an AC outlet charger.

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I love it!

 

Finally able to swim with music. Easy, quick, small and light.

Music quality is good, not great, in the water.

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Attention: DO NOT PURCHASE!

 

My first and my last Oregon Scientific product. When I first uploaded some songs, it said that the disk was full and after unplugged it from the computer it was completely dead. I went to the shop and they gave me another one. This one worked properly ...

easy to use

NOT WATERPROOF! small memory, poor sound, worse customer service

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Attention: DO NOT PURCHASE!

 

easy to use

NOT WATERPROOF! small memory, poor sound, worse customer service

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Oregon Scientific MP120 review

 

Ever fancied listening to The Strokes in your local pool? Well, now you can - thanks to the Oregon Scientific MP120, the first MP3 player that's water-resistant enough to take swimming. The player's well designed for the wet

Actually works underwater ; Easy to set u and use

Very limited storage ; You have to work hard to kee the earhones in lace ; Makes you look like a lank

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Oregon Scientific MP120 review

 

Why walk when you can run? That seems to be the motto of the Hong Kong-based technology firm Oregon Scientific. With the launch of the second of their new MP3 players, we ask ‘Will it live up to the laurels Pocketlint awarded the MP100, the world's...

Rugged, cheap, easy to use and has a built in FM radio

The waterproofing of the integrated headphones is poor and the 128Mb memory is non-expandable

The player is fine for the outdoor use and performs well. The radio loses reception when the charge on the battery wanes.

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Product Specifications

The MP 120 from Oregon Scientific is the world's first waterproof MP3 player! This state-of-the-art portable entertainment system is compact, functional, and allows you to carry your music with you when you swim, lounge in the hot tub or play in the ocean - you can even try it out in the shower! This shock-resistant MP3 player from Oregon Scientific has an impressive list of advanced features including an integrated FM tuner, voice recorder, built-in rechargeable battery and quick USB 2.0 file transfers! This unit comes with waterproof stereo earphones and plays MP3 and WMA music files. It also has five preset equalizer modes. Enhance your digital music lifestyle with this attractive orange MP3 player from worldwide electronic innovator Oregon Scientific!

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:128MB/128MB / 1GB/256MB/512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.7in
Weight:1.9oz
Width:2in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:128MB/128MB / 1GB/256MB/512MB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Manufacturer:Oregon Scientific
Model:MP120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Oregon Scientific

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Orange/Orange / Black/Orange / Silver

Radio

Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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