Originally Posted by lebellium
The U5 was a great player indeed. But the U7 is good too. You'll see in the review when I'm done with it. Of course it's a pity for the lack of RDS and voice/FM recording but the price is much more attractive than for the U5 and U6 at the time.
That's definitely the best product in this category (USB key players). I've tried the Sony B series and the equivalent Philips, Archos and other products, none is as good.
Enlarging the category (not necessarily USB key) only 2 players are better: Sansa Clip+ and Clip Zip.
Mmmm. Regarding the price, it doesn't cost less than Z3, that has a bigger display and has RDS radio.
Moreover the user interface is more tricky than with U5 and the metal chassis makes the player a bit heavy.
I know Sansa Clip+ and Zip. The big drawback of these products is that in Italy Sandisk cares only of memory products, ignoring audio products. So these player could be bought only online.
They remember me my first Samsung player YP-T7F. It's really a pity that Samsung stopped producing it and did not replace it with a similar model.