Insignia Kix review: Insignia Kix

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CNET Editors' Rating

2.5 stars OK
  • Overall: 5.7
  • Design: 5.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 6.0
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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.

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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.

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Insignia Kix (1GB, white)

Part Number: NS-1A10F Released: Oct. 28, 2007

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Oct. 28, 2007
  • Built-in Display OLED
  • Tuner Bands FM
  • Run Time (Up To) 30 hour(s)
  • Capacity 1 GB
  • Color white
  • Weight 1 oz
  • Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Diagonal Size 1" m
  • Type 1 year warranty
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Type digital player / radio
About The Author

Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.