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Item#: N82E16855507014

CENTON Craze Blue 8GB MP3 Player

  • USB 2.0
  • 8GB
  • LCD
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General

Brand
CENTON
Series
Craze
Part Number
8GBCRAZE.02
Type
MP3 Player
Color
Blue

Storage

Memory Type
Flash Memory
Memory Capacity
8GB

Screen

Display Type
LCD

Controls

Control Type
Button

Recording

Audio Recording
Voice

Music Browsing & Management

Playlists Supported
Yes

Data Transfer

Connection Type
USB 2.0

Connections

Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Battery

Battery Type
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

Radio

Tuner Bands
FM

Extra Features

Additional Features
MP3 Player with USB flash driver functionality

Aluminum body

E-book support

Multiple equalizer options

Shuffle playback options and playlist support

Multiple language support

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • John B.
  • 8/17/2009 1:31:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy to use

Pros: Easy to use, easy to download, most of all rechargeable batteries. This is also voice recorder, fm radio and a usb flash drive.

Cons: The headphones and the slow download rate

Other Thoughts: I will get another one or two of them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/17/2009 3:18:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsok by me

Pros: It does well in the way i wanted it for. In the car this player communcates very well. It shows all the titles on original CDs snd artist. It competes or beats the strongest FM radio channels for quality. The sound is clear and detailed. I like the pigtail as I feel the straight connnect in the radio is too rigid and iis inviiting disaster.

Media player transfer/syncs seemed fast to me,

The case seems sturdy. It is multifunction.

Cons: The ear phones are actuallly acceptable. The 1/8" minijack plug is the worst i ever saw.

The out of the vehicle navigation is the pits. You need long thumbnail to work it and the direction on how to navgate are sparse - trial and error will be your friend

Other Thoughts: I rated it too high - too bad

I will not hit it for the phones as mine worked with some fidgetting and sounded good enough.

So far it seems sturd and sounds good.

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  • Pamela H.
  • 7/29/2009 6:22:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Value $30 MP3 Player

Pros: 8 Gigs, plays Mp3's great , has cool select your LED color pref and works as a USB flash drive.

Cons: Headphones that came with it are junk , USB transfer is a bit slow.

Other Thoughts: Overall happy with this MP3 Player and plan on getting another one for my wife.

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  • Dennis M.
  • 7/28/2009 9:41:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdon't buy it

Pros: I wished I read the review 1st before I purchase them.
one of review said all these features horribly difficult to use. That was so true. I had 3 different MP3. I figured out how to use in 5 min. This things took me half hour still couldn't figure it out. very frustrated.

Cons: The worst was I bought them for my 6 friends. They trusted me because I already had other mp3 and they were good. two of them are philips and even cheaper then Centon but was only 2GB.

Other Thoughts: Read the review first be4 you purchase any item.
I was fulled by seeing 8GB. I thought that was a good buy. Now all of them are sitting in the corner. Useless!
Because my friends don't know how to use.

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  • John S.
  • 7/10/2009 6:15:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay Away

Pros: - has lots of memory in a compact size
- offers a good range of features (voice recoding, reads text files, plays music, fm player, etc.) - too bad the user interface makes all these features horribly difficult to use.

Cons: - data started getting corrupt within the first week. It was so bad that their internal program is actually overwriting my files. I now have tons of files where my resume used to be with names like "function(isQueue..." that say they are 98GB in size.
- it is the SLOWEST USB device ever. Seriously, in a USB 2.0 port it took over 35 minutes to transfer 650MB of data. My 4GB Kinston in the same port on the same computer with the same exact data took about 1/3 the time.
- it has no instructions
- it has a non-intuitive interface; as in the worst user interface ever!
- it has a MAGNETIC TOP. Seriously, what genius puts a magnet on a computer device?! Hard drives, floppy drives, etc. all contain magnetic data and if a strong enough magnet comes in contact with them you will have lost that data in conjunction with this normally corrupting USB data stick. Just pure moronic.
- it has an array of user options which it never remembers between power cycles even when the battery is full.
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Other Thoughts: I got this for $30 after S&H about a month ago and all I can say is you get what you pay for - cheap junk. I got it because I really wanted something like the Sony 2GB gum stick sized mp3 player that my wife has, but with more memory. This was the only thing I could find like it at the time. I should have just bought 2 of the Sony sticks.

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  • Gregory C.
  • 6/13/2009 3:52:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsA bad choice.

Pros: Size
Cost

Cons: Horrible Interface
Broken from day 1.
Can't see the control symbols on the click wheel thingie.

Other Thoughts: Mine was broken from the first time I charged it. It resets itself constantly, after 30 seconds or as much as 4 minutes, it just goes back to "initializing...!" and then starts over at the top menu.

I had no difficult loading MP3 files on it though.

The control interface is terrible, and there are no dedicated controls for volume.

Do yourself a favor and pass on this choice. It's just plain awful. Even if mine didn't reset itself constantly, it would be gathering dust now because it's so awkward to use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/6/2009 8:09:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood, but it has several.... foibles

Pros: 4 in 1: radio, mp3, microphone / recording, and easy storage

Cons: Strange menu layout and functionality. takes quite a bit of getting used to. and, data transfers are SLOW. It may even be USB 1 or 1.1 under the hood. Either way, it is slow. i would guess 12 minutes per gig you put on there, and thats on a good day.

Other Thoughts: its cheap, its useful, and its cool. i gave it 4 eggs because of the easy storage aspect of it, otherwise it would have been a three egger. i would get one for my wife if they had a pink one.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2009 7:01:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice for the price

Pros: Price, small size, aluminum body, holds 8gb, doubles as a flash drive, easy to load music, sound quality is ok, handy magnetic cap, comes with a USB cable extension, has a few equalizer settings.

Cons: Headphones are very low quality, menu is a bit odd but usable, buttons are kind of flimsy, file transfer is a little slow, could not find an equalizer setting that worked for everything, have to push a button to get to the volume control but it is doable by feel, song browsing and switching is slow.

Other Thoughts: I'll admit to never owning a amp3 player before but this player seems nice and functional albeit a little slow. The aluminum case is a nice touch but the buttons feel a little flimsy. You will definitely want to get your own headphones. Not only were the ones included quiet and poorly made, but instead of a left and right earbud the ones I received were both left! The menu is not the best but I didn't expect such a small device to have a great menu. I have my music separated into folders and navigating them is pretty straightforward but if you like to change songs manually a lot you will be disappointed. It will play through a folder to the next one on its own (if you set it to) but I haven't been able to get it to randomize through multiple folders, maybe im just missing something.
As Rip posted earlier, here is the manual http://www.centon.com/documents/user_guides/crazemp3.pdf

Its not the best but for the price its easy to forgive the mostly minor problems.

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  • Charles S.
  • 5/23/2009 6:09:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA very decent mp3 player!

Pros: The blue color and the brushed aluminum look of the player is kind of cool. The other thing i like, is how it functions just like a USB flash drive. I plug it in, and Windows XP SP2 recognizes it without an issue. Pretty easy.

Cons: The LCD screen is not that big, but i knew that when i was buying it.

The user interface of the player takes a little getting used to - it's kind of cludgey. Sometimes annoying when you are looking for a song. After a few minutes of playing with the buttons you figure it out really quick.

The last thing i can think of, is how slow it takes to move files over to the mp3 player. The transfer rate is a little slow.

Other Thoughts: I really like this little guy. Has enough space for my music, and works with my Auxiliary cable in my car.

If you are looking for an mp3 player that acts just like a flash drive - then i would really consider picking this one up!

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  • Jamie M.
  • 5/23/2009 1:52:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of ****

Pros: Price

Cons: Horrible UI, no manual that came with it, you have to search for the manual online to get it. And even after follow what little directions are on the manual it still continues to error. You have to reset the thing anytime to want to go to another feature. It goes on..

Other Thoughts: It's not even worth the price. You get what you pay for, I was going to settle with a very simple and cheap mp3 player, so I went into this knowing the features would be very limited and I'm still very disappointed. It's not worth the time, money, or hassle.

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