|The sleek new TRIO ONYX 4GB is feature-rich yet unbelievably affordable! It combines a brilliant 1.8 inch full color display, the increasingly-popular MP3 function, crystal-clear video player, quality digital FM radio & recorder, efficient photo browser, convenient e-book reader and USB flash drive in a sleek & stylish design. The TRIO ONYX is amazingly thin and super lightweight. Now you can have it all in a splendid array of innovation and a classy design.|
Trio Onyx analysis11/30/2008
It's amazing how light the unit is. I'm only using it for recording seminars off FM and I use it about 3 times a week for 2 hours at a time. The battery has lasted for several weeks already and the quality of the "4GB" is very good. All the information is storing with excellent quality. Also the interface is very easy to use, even tho it is Windows based.
I have had my Onyx for almost a year and it is still working great. I only use it about three times a week when I go play golf, but it usually last all week with that one charge. Easy to use once I got the hang of it, and the video is very good for the price, not grainy like some other players i've had
I love this player..we bought another player on tiger and it was trash...but this one is great its small and lightweight...4 gig for this price is a steal..the menu is so easy to use you dont need to read the instructions...the movie feature is amazing...I watched 300 on it and wow the screen is so clear..the radio is really clear..the sound on the player is loud and it is like a 5.1 system..its so amazing im buying another one for my wife.
Just purchased and happy!5/28/2008
I just purchased this Onyx player & am very happy with it's overall performance. I've been able to put my favorite TV shows on the player to watch during lunch breaks, or when waiting in line, plus it's small enough to keep in my pocket. I would definitely recommend this product to others.
Worth every penny!5/28/2008
When shopping for a media player, I was on a budget so went with the Onyx. The color display was surprisingly of great quality. It was super easy to load & has become my everyday MP3 player for me too - great for workouts! Very sleek looking player - worth every penny!
Poorly constructed item12/28/2007
We no more got the songs loaded that the player locked up and would no longer work for us. I would suggest buying another make. This one isn't worth the money or the hassle trying to get it returned.
you get what you pay for [please read!]12/23/2007
if youre looking for an alternative to spending hundreds on an ipod, this is a good device. just be warned, the included software is hokey and difficult to use and apply. the player is hardly user friendly. navigating the device to simply play a song or watch a video will make you want to throw it up against the wall the first day you try it out. with a bit of patience, you can get used to it, but if youre not a patient person, i wouldnt invest the money in this product. the only cool things about this product are the rechargeable battery (CPU USB or AC POWER) and the video player. the device comes with a program that converts video (.avi is the only file i could get to work successfully) files into a much more compressed file called an .AMV file. the quality of the original file is sacrificed quite a bit in the compression process, but for a cheap little device, its a cool feature. the product has a built in speaker that is barely audible in a crowded room. if you are by yourself and listening to very light music, it is a practical use. otherwise, anything you actually want to hear will peak and distort because the volume must be completely maxed out. the audio output (for headphones or a tapedeck adapter in an automobile) works surprisingly well. if you are planning on using it with headphones or with computer speakers, etc., you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the audio. i have not tried a lower quality audio file (mp3 or mp4), but higher quality .wma files seem to play just fine through my car speakers. the product features playback of .lrc files. these files supposedly contain images of lyrics to the audio files you have on your player, but the instructions are hardly translated well (from japanese to english) and for a month i have not been able to figure out .lrc file application. either way, best buy got 60 bucks from me for this thing and im stuck with it, but i felt i would write this lengthy review to avert anyone else from buying it and being as disappointed as i am. maybe on of the execs from "Mach Speed" will get enough of these sent their way and change their product. who knows. but if you happen to read this and want to add, or just blow off some steam, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. peace and merry christmas all.
Lack of quality control12/14/2007
I read great reviews on this player and decided to purchase it for my daughter for Christmas. I got the player, charged it per directions & tried to preload some songs. It shut off after 2 minutes no matter what I did. Mach Speed customer support did pick-up after 10 minutes, but couldn't help. They believe the unit has a short and recommended returning it to the place of purchase. The representative actually said "We can't test every unit that goes out." The only thing more frustrating than this lame reply is trying to get a replacement & help from buy.coms customer service. First they said they couldn't find my order number (eventhough, I clicked the number on their website). Then they just pointed me to a return page - eventhough my question was about getting a replacement. I guess I have to return it & then order a new one - totally annoying! I give up trying to get a new one - I'm just returning it for a refund & buying a different brand at a retail store. Up until now, I was a happy buy.com customer - I guess I was just getting lucky.
One of the worst player12/13/2007
Cheap looking, poor quality media player. Don't waste your money on this one.