Best Buy appears intent on expanding its line of MP3 players. The latest addition, dubbed the Insignia Kix (1GB), screams budget: It has a small screen, a plastic body, and a price tag of just $50. No doubt, the Kix is cheap (and feels it), but it's not without its merits. The player offers decent sound quality, comes with interchangeable USB covers, and includes a couple of compelling features, such as an FM tuner and subscription music support.
The Good The Insignia Kix is inexpensive, has a simple plug-and-play design, and offers a couple of useful extras. Each player comes with three interchangeable USB covers in different colors.
The Bad The Insignia Kix suffers from a stiff control pad and cheap overall feel, and bass response is lacking.
The Bottom Line The Insignia Kix is a viable option for the younger set or as a secondary MP3 player for the gym. It's a cheap and simple device with decent sound quality.