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Item#: N82E16855163020

RCA Black 2GB MP3 Player TH1702

  • USB 2.0
  • 2GB
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Part Number
MP3 Player
78.5 mm
31.5 mm
19.8 mm
27 g (1 oz)


Memory Type
Flash Memory
Memory Capacity

Support Formats

Audio Formats


Control Type
Button Locking


Audio Recording
Video Recording

Music Browsing & Management

File Folder Browsing
Playlists Supported

Data Transfer

Connection Type
USB 2.0
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP (service pack 1 or higher) or Windows Vista


Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack


Battery Type
1 AAA battery included
Battery Life(Audio Playback)
30 hours

Audio Properties



Tuner Bands

Extra Features

Additional Features
Record while listening to an FM station

Record voice or other audio directly to player

Stores up to 600 songs with the 2GB flash memory

Connect directly to your computer with the built-in flip-out USB

Carrying clip accessory included

EasyRip software is stored on the device so there is no need for installation from a CD ROM

Backup your valuable media using the free 3GB online music locker from MP3tunes

Manufacturer Warranty

90 days limited
90 days limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • Patrick J.
  • 7/5/2011 9:38:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHeadphone jack SOLDER point

Pros: I cannot cite any pros as the tiny, extremely delicate solder point that holds the internal headphone jack assembly to the little green board is DESIGNED to break.

Cons: Inside the unit, there is a headphone jack assembly that is soldered to the greenboard. There is a tiny, delicate solder point that is literally designed so that it will break, and it's a shame that so many of us will have wasted our time and our money on this item. It's the first time I've ever had to return of seek a refund from newegg from any product. First time for everything.

Other Thoughts: It's going to cost me 1/2 of the refund just to send it back. If it seems to good to be true ... it's probably cheap Chinese junk.

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  • Tina R.
  • 5/4/2011 8:06:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPretty good...while it lasted.

Pros: Inexpensive. Plays mp3 and branded audiobooks. Can sort by title, album, year, author - lots of indexing choices. Pretty good sound, but if you are looking for top quality audio, get something else. Can adjust sound (pop, jazz, etc.).

Cons: Bought 2/27/2011. Dead 05/04/2011. Was very gently used - just wouldn't turn on one day. Won't even open in computer. Dead, dead, dead. Had to rate it a 2 egg for each month it lasted.

Other Thoughts: Wish someone would make a good, cheap MP3 player. I suppose you should probably consider this one disposable!

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  • Justin B.
  • 4/26/2011 3:41:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs75% of working

Pros: All MP3 players worked out of the boxes. Very easy to use.
Comes with everything needed for it to work but good songs. Can lock the screen. New Egg is cool.

Cons: One died one-and-a-half months from the day I started to use it at work (just about every day for 9 hours a day). The problem was the contact with the LCD screen was broken, but I fixed it and works again. --Process a pain-- The songs that came with it are useless to me. Organizing the music in nice little folders is also useless because the MP3 software will not recognize the folders (So if you have a local music and the author says unknown your out of luck like me). One of the MP3 players LED screens got dirt in it, but works.

Other Thoughts: The one that died was the first one I let my friend use for a while and whom removed the preset songs. Maybe the MP3 player did not like my friend or maybe my friend just hit it on the ground before I got it back.

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  • zachariah s.
  • 4/20/2011 4:23:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFragile

Pros: Cheap, Easy to use, long battery life.

Cons: Its so flimsy, if it gets knocked just a little the battery looses contact and shuts off the device.

Other Thoughts: Wish it was rechargeable, but I guess i can always buy rechargeable batteries.

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  • Chetan P.
  • 4/12/2011 10:23:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice,compact,with belt clip

Pros: USB get folded inside.Nice FM clarity, can be used both as flashdrive and mp3 player.Belt clip provided. At the price its been offered i think its really worth and unmatchable.

Cons: Only one major con is you need to insert batteries. Better would have been if battery was built-in\rechargeable. Not a big deal, buy AAA size rechargeable batteries :)

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  • Nathan S.
  • 3/25/2011 2:53:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible quality

Pros: Small, AAA-battery operated, built in FM tuner

Cons: VERY fragile LCD screen. Broke within 2 weeks. The ribbon connector for the LCD is soldered to the logic board, and inseparable from the LCD panel itself, rendering this complete garbage if the screen breaks.

Other Thoughts: There are better products around for this price-point.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/25/2011 5:23:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSmall, inexpensive

Pros: - Small
- Inexpensive
- Easy to load songs onto
- Easy to navigate folders/songs

Cons: - Volume and sound clarity isn't so great
- It feels like it wouldn't survive a drop to the concrete

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  • Lydia W.
  • 3/15/2011 7:36:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Bother

Pros: Small, light, lots of memory for size.

Cons: Doesn't work. After owning it 1 week there is no relay to the left speaker no matter what it is hooked up to - headphones, output line, speakers.

Other Thoughts: If the left relay on this hadn't gone out I would give it 5 eggs, but with it not working properly I would not recommend anyone buy this. Looks like there are enough negative feedback reviews on this player that I wouldn't even bother trying a second one. I will probably go back to Sandisk.

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  • Gregory A.
  • 3/11/2011 4:09:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPleaseantly Surprised! Great Value!

Pros: Great value. I am impressed. Once you figure out how to access and then use all the functions in this little thing, it is quite a well engineered little device. Plays my music, audio books, and I really love the recording capability. Recorded a baseball game broadcast so I could listen to it later. Worked great!

Cons: The weakest part of this product is the manual. When I researched buying this item those issues stood out in many of the reviews, just like this one. But it works well as advertised.

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  • Moammad A.
  • 3/6/2011 2:33:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAlmost there...

Pros: 1-Affordable.
2-Small in size.
3-Uses AAA batteries.
4-Has built in USB port so you plug it straight into your PC and transfer files back and forth without needing to find cables or adapters.

Cons: I was looking for a basic mp3 which accepts either a AA or AAA batteries. I had an iRiver, which was perfect, but lost it, and iRiver isn’t sold in the U.S. anymore. So, the RCA looked like a decent replacement, but the unit I’ve received had a defective volume control and now I’m unable to increase the volume, but can decrease the volume. (very bad first impression)...

Other issues:- I can’t really play the music in the order of the directory structure. It seems like the software will try to read all the mp3 meta data and construct its own view of the files.

One last issue I have is that the unit takes too long to boot\powerup, especially when you’ve just copied lots of files to it.

Other Thoughts: I may change the review once I receive a replacement unit.

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