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CENTON moVex Black 4GB MP3 Player 4GBMP3-001

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  • USB 2.0
  • 4GB
  • LCD

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Take your music anywhere with the moVex digital music player. This 4GB player is the size of a thumb drive and has the same direct plug in functionality. Since it has a built-in USB connector, directly plugs it into your computer and you don’t need to worry about losing cables for data transfer.

You can enjoy up to 10 hours non-stop music playback on a single AAA battery. The compact LCD display shows your track data at a glance, and helps you navigate the moVex's friendly menu system in no time..There’s also a built in voice recorder for notes or reminders.

  • newegg 4GB Storage Capacity With a stunning 4GB storage capacity, the Centon moVex 4GBMP3-001 stores up to 72 hours of MP3 format music, perfect for building up a complete collection of your favorite music! MP3 and WMA audio formats are supported.
  • newegg Voice Recording Function With the built-in microphone, sing songs, dictate notes and record them onto the Centon moVex 4GBMP3-001 for reminiscing at any time.
  • newegg USB Flash Drive Functionality With the built-in USB connector, the Centon moVex 4GBMP3-001 doubles as a portable USB flash drive for easy transfer of all types of files such as presentations, documents, spreadsheets and supported music files without the need for an additional USB cable.

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MP3 Player


Memory Type
Flash Memory
Memory Capacity


Display Type

Support Formats

Audio Formats


Control Type
Dedicated Volume Buttons
Button Locking


Audio Recording

Music Browsing & Management

File Folder Browsing
ID3 Tag

Data Transfer

Connection Type
USB 2.0
Compatible Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, Apple MacOS 9.x or later, Linux 2.4.2 or later


Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack


Battery Type
1 x AAA Battery
Battery Life(Audio Playback)
10 hours

Audio Properties

Frequency Range
20 Hz-20 kHz
Signal-To-Noise Ratio(SNR)
85 dB
Supporting Bit Rate
MP3: 8Kbps – 320Kbps
WMA: 5Kbps – 384Kbps
Audio Extras
Soft, Natural, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Classic, DBB


Headphones Included

Dimensions & Weight

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Eric J.
  • 10/13/2012 7:46:05 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Cheap.
-Uses File Tree system. (All my music is in file trees with little or no id3 tags)
-Simple Interface that is easy to use while driving

Cons: -Eats batteries
-USB cap came lose, fixed by thicking the usb port with tape
-Scrolling song title lags high bitrate mp3s, can't disable scrolling titles

Other Thoughts: Wish they'd make more mp3 players like this, but with rechargeable batteries and higher capacities.

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  • David S.
  • 1/13/2011 1:23:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Dirt cheap

Cons: Very slow, some functions don't work due to buggy firmware.
Support is very bad. So bad that they disabled their forum for a while because they were getting too many issues that they could not resolve.

In addition to this, the device just feels cheap due to poor build quality.

I threw it in the trash after two days of trying to get it to work right.

Other Thoughts: Even though it's dirt cheap, it's a complete waste of money.

As always, props to Newegg for good service and fast delivery.

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1 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your $

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Cheap. It lasts about as long as you'd expect from an MP3 player at this price. If you want a throw-away item, get it. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my 8-yr-old son who lost his first, nice MP3. The reviews suggested it was acceptable, though most of them hadn't had the MP3 for very long. We got 1. It lasted ~1 month. Then it did this thing where it got stuck--it was on and stuck on 1 song and wouldn't turn off. None of the buttons worked. We had to take out the batteries to turn it off, but putting them back in didn't reset it. So we returned it for a new one. Then, predictably, ~1 mo. later again it did the same thing, getting stuck on. I refuse to do this every other month, so we're junking it and going for something nicer. It's like a kids' party favor--exciting at first, but cheap and short-lived in shelf life.

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  • Lane D.
  • 9/17/2010 10:18:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid at all costs

Pros: None.

Cons: It's junk.

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  • Fadee k.
  • 9/14/2010 7:51:30 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Good sound quality
supports .lrc files (lyrics)
has foldor based browering (which is the best in my opnion)
dosen't waste batteries

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Sorry for my spelling :)

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  • Brandon V.
  • 8/21/2010 8:15:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent for Price

Pros: Small Size, Simple Features, USB connection

Cons: Cheap construction

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that you're getting what you pay for. So this device is not of superior quality and features, but it does exactly what I purchased it for.
It can also serve as a voice recorder and a USB thumbdrive.

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  • Timothy K.
  • 8/17/2010 8:21:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShady Centon

Pros: The mp3 player would have been the ideal mp3 player for budget had it not failed, and had to be replaced with a different model with less features and a limit to its overall life. Darned if you do, darned if you don't.

Cons: This is a discontinued model. If it fails, and it certainly might, you will get a seriously less downgrade, which I propose to file a class action lawsuit against. After my first device failed, and the replacement failed within weeks of receipt, I was issued a Centon Craze mp3 model. They state no other option was available. This model has built in batteries, which means you have to throw it out after the rechargables fail and you have to leave your computer turned on to charge it for 4 to 6 hours! What kind of ridiculous method is that. I could have purchased a few generac batteries for a buck or two. Now the mp3 player will be wasted and thrown out, like garbage. There is also no LOCK feature to prevent it from being pressed accidentally. When I plugged it in, the USB2.0 indictator came on to state that plugging it into 2.0 would be better, though that port is, and the previous mp3 player worked fine on. I have GBs of music and a perfect ASUS MOBO. OK, now no USB 2.0.

Other Thoughts: Thanks for nothing Centon. I have read countless comments about failed devices. Yes, the mp3 player is somewhat nifty and sweet, but your gambling with a shady company, who in my opinion is wronging you, quite deliberatly. I recommend class action lawsuit, since they authorize returns without warning about such replacement issues prior to receiving the device. I would buy this device for $15, only just to test out if they are ripping us all off. Someone should make people hear about this is the future. Product failures? Get lost Centon!

What a horrible thing to happen to nice guys like us trying to purchase a music player for our enjoyment. What creeps!

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  • James P.
  • 7/23/2010 9:03:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbest mp3 player for the money

Pros: I have bought three of these over the past 3 years. All have worked great. Just bought a new one a couple weeks ago for my dad who broke his first one by crushing it. They have done some nice updates. The controls are alot more responsive now. It is possible to keep the lights from changing colors if you go to system settings and backlight under that setting. It allows you to change colors by moving a slider across a color bar (there are like seven color presets). The songs can be arranged in folders on your computer and the centon will keep that folder structure. However in order to browse folders, you have to pause whatever song you are playing then push in the mode button to bring up the folder option. To get to the main options, just turn on the centon move left and right by pushing the mode button left or right then press down on the mode button to make the selection. Also be sure to set the equalizer to headphones. Do this by playing a song and push down the mode....

Cons: button to bring up the options menu. Remember, paused song pressing mode button brings up folder browsing, playing song pressing mode button brings up equalizer and repeat song options. The player does have directions but they suck. They will automatically load when the player is plugged into a computer. Also I don't recommend installing the audio program that tries to load when it is plugged into your computer. It is a waste of time and space. All you have to do is go to my computer, locate the centon player, open it to view files, create a folder named music, drag and drop files into that folder. I have constantly got 10 hours play time from one battery for years in mine (I bought 1 and 2 for my dad since he crushed one). Make sure you buy some good earphones. The ones that come with the player are only fit for the trash. I recommend the creative ep-630 (ones made for dell are really cheap to buy) or skull candy inner ear earphones if you want the best sound for your buck.

Other Thoughts: I know I did not seperate the pros and cons correctly but since centon is not very responsive with their tech support. I wanted to help those who bought this player by explaining the instructions a little more. It took me three hours to find the folder structure under the new firmware that they are including on this player. I like it but it was very hard to find. Also the instructions give rules like you can only have 99 folders inside of your music folder; however, each cd takes about 100mb if you use mp3 format. If you have one cd per folder, this player will only hold about 40 cds or folders anyway so I don't think this information is really that helpful. If anything they spent time explaining this pointless fact, when they could have told people how to get to the folder layout. I hope this helps all that buy this player. G - o - d bless.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/19/2010 8:24:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap for 4GB, works well & has more features then my old Phillips that cost twice as much. Doubles as a USB flash drive.

Cons: Slow USB transfer rates for sure. 800KB to 1.2MB is all ive seen. Flash media is obviously not quality, but for this price its worth it.

Other Thoughts: Users manual is a preloaded PDF on the drive.

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  • Xiangshang L.
  • 7/18/2010 12:14:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Cheap, reliable, sound is great, drag and drop, folder playing, good battery life, UI reasonable as opposed to someone claiming hard to navigate. While it does not look great, but it beats my Phillips GoGear 8GB (died after a short time), Sandisk 2GB (noisy when starting a new song), 1 of my Creative player 4GB (firmware unstable).

If you need a cheap MP3 player that works, this is it.

Cons: Not really - UI is not pretty and needs a bit learning, but that's all - you can do almost everything as fast as using other players. It is a bit bulky, but still quite small and light.

Other Thoughts: It uses a AAA battery, a good one should last over 15 hour easily.

Also, I bought 2 from egg for $15 each, which means I can afford losing one.

It is quite solid with strong plastic shell, though looks cheaply built.

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