2006-08-31, 11:55 AM
(Not sure if this is the best forum for this, but...)
So as sort of a lark I decided to drop $50 on eBay to order one of these:
Now, besides the fact that this is a blatant iPod ripoff with poorly translated English description, I was wondering if anyone had any reviews before this little electronic horror showed up at my door next week? Anyone buy one of these and try it out? From what I can tell, the firmware is pretty "loose" and can be modified easily, so my goal is to perhaps rebrand these as more "iPod-like", but I'm curious if anyone else has experience with these units? Thanks.
2006-09-07, 09:30 PM
Well, I'll update my own request, as my MP4 player came in today.
The player itself looks very much like an iPod Nano. Screen size is actually a bit bigger, and of course it is button-interface, not scroll-interfaced. The "Hold" switch on the top of the iPod becomes the "On/Off" on the Yepo. The headphone jack (non-standard size, although there was a small adapter included in the box!) is on the bottom of this unit, which is really appreciated for us who like to carry things in our pockets.
The interface is dismal - you can get around well enough, but it isn't the most logical thing to work with. I find that playing songs works easily enough, although there's an annoying fade-in/out effect if I skip songs. Doesn't happen if you listen through an album.
Other options include movies, voice recording, FM radio (surprisingly VERY GOOD reception!) and games (3). Also has a text reader and picture viewer, although I havent't fooled around with that.
The driver CD had 3 trojan virii on it. I guess the Chinese are planning to sell us cheap MP3 players, and then take over the country when they shut down North American home computers? In any case, a quick scan/wipe of the files allows for usage, and the virus is so outdated, XP dealt with the issues swiftly.
The manual is useless, except for entertainment value - the translation is horrible.
The player also came with all of the following (I'm not kidding!) - rubber case, headphones, armband, felt case, plastic protectors, car charger, car-radio FM transmitter, USB cable and sample music (Aqua and Backstreet Boys!)...
All in all, worth $50.
2007-04-28, 05:13 PM
I asked a friend who went away to Tenerife to get me am ipod nano (tax free)
and she came back with this piece of garbage. I feel like putting it straight in the rubbish bin. Practically useless. Life is too short for trying to work out how to operate it. I'm going to put the little sucker on ebay, maybe I'll at least get 50 bucks for it.