MobiBlu T10 review: MobiBlu T10

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1.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good The MobiBlu T10 MP3 player offers music and video playback, along with an FM radio, photo viewer, notepad, text reader, voice recorder, video games, miniSD memory expansion, and a built-in speaker.

The Bad The MobiBlu T10 is plagued with problems, such as videos that play out of sync with audio; poor voice-recording quality; an abysmal user interface; and games that are awkward to play.

The Bottom Line The MobiBlu T10 is the worst touch-screen MP3 player we've seen.

3.3 Overall
  • Design 3.0
  • Features 4.0
  • Performance 3.0

Touch-screen MP3 players are nothing new, but their popularity has certainly increased since the advent of the Apple iPod Touch. Not to be confused with the Samsung T10, or the iRiver T10, and certainly sharing no resemblance to the Apple iPhone (wink-wink), the 4GB T10 by MobiBlu ($120) has the distinction of being the worst touch-screen MP3 player we've ever seen.

Measuring 3.25 inches by 1.75 inches by 0.5 inch, with a glossy black and chrome aesthetic, the MobiBlu T10 looks like an iPhone that shrunk in the dryer. The T10 relies on tedious touch-screen controls for the majority of its functions, including volume control. The one tactile button included on the MobiBlu T10 is a power button that doubles as a hold function. After finding the player glowing in our messenger bag on several occasions, however, we realized the hold/power button combination is not an inspired idea.

The right edge of the MobiBlu T10 includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, pinhole reset switch, and mini USB port. A tiny loophole is also included on the right edge of the MobiBlu T10, offering a handy place to attach the included plastic stylus. In fact, using the MobiBlu T10's touch screen without the arrowhead-like stylus is an exercise in futility, as the 2.5-inch screen is crammed with icons that require precise double-taps.


The MobiBlu T10 comes packaged with a plastic stylus, earbuds, a soft case, and a lanyard.

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