Well, after the plastic clip snapping off after 2 days my expectation levels weren't overly high so I wasn't exactly shocked when it died completely the following week. It was worth a try, but was just the tat you'd expect!
My 3 arrived today. Headphone socket is a bit recessed so some headphone plugs will be problematic if they're on the bulky side. All 3 were fully charged so I'm running a test now to see how long the battery lasts whilst continually playing an album through headphones. There's no charge cable or headphones included (I didn't expect these for the 80p I paid for each one.) The charging port is mini USB so some people may not have this cable already available for charging the player. The sound is not bad at all (headphone dependant) and much better than I expected. The volume goes quite loud without distortion. Standard functions of play/pause, skip tracks back & forward, scan within tracks (ffwd/rwnd). It plays folders/files in a simplistic way: any files in root of mSD card first then folders in alphabetic order. I haven't checked the playing order of folders starting with numbers or non-alphanumeric characters (as it's sequential play then I'd want to ensure the folders are in the order I want when putting them on the memory card.) As said earlier: plastic clip on the ones I received but I'll probably have it dangling or tucked in clothing anyway. The weight of it is nothing. As would be expected it's mainly very cheap plastic and I don't think it will take much abuse so don't sit on it. One annoyance up to now is the large and quite bright orangey-red flashing LED at the bottom right corner which pulsates once a second the whole time the thing is playing and whilst charging. Can't complain for 80p and if the 3 I bought last through my next holiday then it's been worth it just to save carrying my phone everywhere.
Purple & Pink reduced to 80p + 11p shipping!!! So 91p ALL IN!
Hmm, I'd somewhat object to that. I've worked all my life on software and what I've learned is that nothing works as expected unless it was properly tested. Even standard libraries have woeful bugs now and then. As for the issue at hand there are lots of components that need to work together: hardware, BIOS, OS and the chosen file system. I'm not an expert on these matters, but it is entirely possible that the BIOS or OS has a stupid bug and it only works up to 16GB. Or that the SD card was improperly formatted. Of course it would be possible to test each layer separately and emulate the others. But maybe I'm too pessimistic (damn you software!) and it "just" works. ;)