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Here's where the trouble begins. Witness the terrifying direction pad with sticky buttons! The Coby MP-C7082's five-way control pad is unintuitive, unresponsive, and generally prone to causing migraines.
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It's even pleasantly compact and feels nice in the hand, even if it is the devil's playground.
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The top menu is colorful, icon-driven, and intuitive, but that's where the fun ends. Other menus require hoop-jumping to access and are difficult to navigate.
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This Flash-based MP3 player looks unassuming enough. It even has some iPod-like design appeal going for it. Could it be...a possessed iPod?
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Be astounded by the 2.5mm mono super mini-jack! Not only is the MP-C7082's headphone jack nonstandard, making it a pain to use your own favorite headphones, it also outputs hollow, flat sound. Plus, our unit--though probably a defect--only played through the right channel.
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Unless you have a masochistic need to submit yourself to unpleasant experiences, steer far clear of this little player.
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Plus, it's super thin--nothing like a slim profile to earn you some brownie points in the gadget world. Careful: don't allow the skinny beast to lull you into submission!
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