The main menu offers selections for now playing, music, FM radio, settings, and (surprisingly) Rhapsody Channels. On the plus side, the FM radio offers autoscan and preset slots, though seeking between channels is a painfully slow process in general. Plus, the reception isn't great.
The design of the Insignia Kix hearkens back to the early days of flash MP3 players, right down to the built-in USB plug. The player looks like a thumb drive with a (small) screen, though at 3.2 inches by 1.4 inches by 0.6 inch, the Kix is a bit larger than most thumb drives.
Aside from some rather irritating feedback that buzzes in when tracks are paused, music sounds decent, even through the included earbuds (though they don't score points for comfort). Bass is lacking and the experience is nowhere close to mind-blowing, but audio is more than passable for a player at this price point. The rated battery life of 30 hours is good.