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Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player

B&H # COMP3014G MFR # MP301-4G
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Product Highlights
  • 4GB Flash Memory
  • LCD Display with Backlight
  • Audio and Data
  • USB Adapter Included
  • 1 x 'AAA' Battery Powered
  • PC Compatible
  • Earphones Included

Coby's MP301 Micro MP3 Player (4GB) takes the traditional notion of what an MP3 is and turns it on its head. It also provides you with a budget-friendly alternative for carrying your music around. This 'micro' MP3 player has a 4GB integrated flash memory along with a high-contrast, backlit LCD, ID3 tag support for song information, and a mobile data storage function which allows you to use the MP301 as a USB mass storage device. Other features of the player include USB file transfer and convenient 'AAA' battery power for up to 8 hours of listening.

Integrated flash memory
High-contrast LCD display
Mobile data storage function
Convenient USB adapter included
Plays MP3 and WMA digital music files
ID3 tag support for song information display
USB 2.0 for fast file transfers and charging
One 'AAA' battery provides 8 hours of play time
Type Flash Memory
Capacity 4GB
Memory Card Slot None
Display LCD
FM Tuner No
FM Recording No
Voice Recording No
Data Storage Yes
Photo Capture No
Photo Viewing No
Video Recording No
Video Playback No
Text Reader No
Formats Supported Audio: MP3, WMA
Connections USB 2.0
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone
Battery 1x AAA
Charger None
System Requirements Operating System
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.2 x 2.6 x 0.5" / 3.1 x 6.6 x 1.4 cm
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player
  • Stereo Earphones
  • USB Adapter
  • 1 x 'AAA' Battery
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    CobyMP301 Micro MP3 Player
     
    4.1

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Sleek/compact (14)
    • Easy to set up (13)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Simple controls (11)
    • Long battery life (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere (10)
      • Commuting (7)
      • Gym / working out (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • At work (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (6), Casual listener (6), Avid listener (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10), Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simple Design, Compact and User Friendly

      I'm a youth pastor and I use these types of MP3 players to accompany curriculum I write for my trips and retreats. Needless to say, they're used heavily the dozen or so times I...Read complete review

      I'm a youth pastor and I use these types of MP3 players to accompany curriculum I write for my trips and retreats. Needless to say, they're used heavily the dozen or so times I pull them out during the course of a year. They are handled roughly and many of the youth are seeing them for the first time to figure out how to use them.

      I purchased the MP301 Micro Mp3 player by Coby for a couple of reasons:

      1. they take AAA batteries. Becuase I use these in places I can't recharge 40 units at one time, swapping batteries is easy and lets face it - factory installed batteries just plain fail over time. Keeps the product fresher longer.

      2. Size. of the many of this typ if tried, the usb interface was not detachable. I take these on wilderness retreats, winter retreats, mission trips etc. where packing them small is a huge benifit.

      3. interface. I noticed some complaints in the reviews about the screen being tiny or the interfae being challenging, but I'm guessing those people have not tried as many different types of these units as I have. This is by FAR the simplest device. Buttons are clear, it reads the song title, you can quickly learn how to use it. That is key when handing them out to 40 youth.

      I've really only noticed one negative about it - and that is the flimsy battery cover. I was afraid of breaking that tab that makes it stay in place since it is so frail... but with the price - it is acceptable.

      The jury is still out I am taking several trips this summer I plan on incorporating them on. Some are going to be more harsh than others (a week long river/wilderness trip). This is why I'll only give them 4 stars until they've survived the test!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      coby mp301

      great player,all the positive reviews are correct,but no one mentions the cheaply constructed battery cover,it keeps coming loose,lost mine yesterday,contacted Coby & was told it's not replaceable &...Read complete review

      great player,all the positive reviews are correct,but no one mentions the cheaply constructed battery cover,it keeps coming loose,lost mine yesterday,contacted Coby & was told it's not replaceable & to search online for one,what a joke,out 25$,tape & elastics obstruct the screen & controls,for that reason I'll never ever buy coby again,what kind of manufacture doesn't stock that kind of part (50 cent part)(what other parts are not replaceable?),that is easily broken or lost,great player if I could get a replacement cover,searched online & got here,no battery cover,good luck with yours,I can't even give it away,the battery keeps popping out....

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      3.0

      Small and Simple MP3 Player

      By jimusik

      from Oregon

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Simple Controls
      • Sleek/Compact

      Cons

      • Confusing Controls

      Best Uses

      • Gym / Working Out

      Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

      I had intended to try and use this player to replace a tape ministry in a church. The size of the player however is incredibly small. The buttons are just barely large enough and spaced out enough to get a big finger on them and it's not obvious how to turn the device on or off.

      Otherwise, this is a great and simple MP3 player that recognizes any mp3 dumped onto it. The screen is TINY but legible with decent eyes and contains ok graphics for such a tiny screen. The single AA battery is a plus but the case work feels cheap (rightfully so at this price). Not sure how quickly I will break the battery door.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Big Bang

      By 2dogsdigital

      from Moline IL 61265

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

            This product is being used at a museum for an audio tour. Plus: It sounds pretty good and it's easy to load.
            Minus: It could be a bit more user friendly, since I have all kinds of people trying to operate
            this gadget, easier buttons could have helped.

            BUT>>>> we needed a battery operated unit and this discontinued model was the very best choice we could have made.

            Thanks, DCox, 2dogs digital audio, inc. Moline IL

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great little player

            By Old man

            from Alabama

            About Me Avid Listener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound
            • Long Battery Life
            • Lots of Storage
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls
            • Sleek/Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

              This is my 2nd Coby mp3 player. I have this player,2gb version,that I have used for the past 2-3 years. Have run over it several times with my lawn tractor while cutting grass(did not go through the blades,only the tire)-still works like new. I bought this one for my wife. Hope it is as durable as my first one. Headphones that come with it are not the best,but for 20 bucks you can afford a better set and still come out cheap!Love it!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Excellent support from B & H

              By idahocandoit

              from Boise, Id

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Long Battery Life
              • Lots of Storage
              • Reliable Performance
              • Simple Controls
              • Sleek/Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Gym / Working Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                Received 2 Coby's MP301 Micro MP3 Player (4GB) right on time from B & H. Both worked flawlessly for about 10 days and then 1 failed. Contacted B& H support they immediately took care of it. Both the supplier and the product rate 5 stars as far as I am concerned.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                buttons don't seem to work alot

                By way

                from kansas city, mo

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                buttons are tiny and i sometimes have to press 20x + to get it to play

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                3.0

                great mp3,but

                By carl

                from Canada

                About Me Avid Listener

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound
                • Long Battery Life
                • Lots of Storage
                • Reliable Performance
                • Simple Controls
                • Sleek/Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In Car Wfm-transmitter

                  Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                  I use to love it,great sound,super small,headphones are so so,I use other.the screen is too small,no big deal,the battery lasts more than 15 hrs. my problem is,I lost the battery cover (poor design,kept coming off)contacted COBY,& was basicaly,told too bad so sad,they don't stock/sell/replace that part,was told to search online,& they don't stock generic parts,never will buy COBY again,just for this reason,that part should be available for replacement,since it comes off by it self,other wise an awesome unit

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  coby mp301

                  By carl m

                  from Canada

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Lots of Storage
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Simple Controls
                  • Sleek/Compact

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy battcover

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere
                  • At Work
                  • Commuting
                  • Gym / Working Out
                  • In the Car
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                  great player,all the positive reviews are correct,but no one mentions the cheaply constructed battery cover,it keeps coming loose,lost mine yesterday,contacted Coby & was told it's not replaceable & to search online for one,what a joke,out 25$,tape & elastics obstruct the screen & controls,for that reason I'll never ever buy coby again,what kind of manufacture doesn't stock that kind of part (50 cent part)(what other parts are not replaceable?),that is easily broken or lost,great player if I could get a replacement cover,searched online & got here,no battery cover,good luck with yours,I can't even give it away,the battery keeps popping out....

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  as expected

                  By mom

                  from ny

                  About Me Casual Listener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Simple Controls
                  • Sleek/Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere
                    • Commuting

                    Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                    I bought this mp3 for my 15 year old son, I was looking for an mp3 without video or radio capability but that could hold a lot of music and he wanted to download classes. He told me that he is happy with it and that there are folders so he doesn't have to scroll from song to song but can jump around. I am thrilled that I was able to find what I was looking for.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Compact

                    By Beakman

                    from East Providence RI

                    About Me Casual Listener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Lots of Storage
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Simple Controls
                    • Sleek/Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere

                      Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                      Excellent Player for the price and sound is quite good and also the battery life is very good. The AB feature is conviente good for repeating certain section.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Simple Design, Compact and User Friendly

                      By Axis Pastor Dave

                      from Brooklyn Park, MN

                      About Me Casual Listener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lots of Storage
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Sleek/Compact

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Battery Cover

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere
                      • At Work
                      • Commuting
                      • Gym / Working Out
                      • Travel
                      • Youth Trips and Retreats

                      Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                      I'm a youth pastor and I use these types of MP3 players to accompany curriculum I write for my trips and retreats. Needless to say, they're used heavily the dozen or so times I pull them out during the course of a year. They are handled roughly and many of the youth are seeing them for the first time to figure out how to use them.

                      I purchased the MP301 Micro Mp3 player by Coby for a couple of reasons:

                      1. they take AAA batteries. Becuase I use these in places I can't recharge 40 units at one time, swapping batteries is easy and lets face it - factory installed batteries just plain fail over time. Keeps the product fresher longer.

                      2. Size. of the many of this typ if tried, the usb interface was not detachable. I take these on wilderness retreats, winter retreats, mission trips etc. where packing them small is a huge benifit.

                      3. interface. I noticed some complaints in the reviews about the screen being tiny or the interfae being challenging, but I'm guessing those people have not tried as many different types of these units as I have. This is by FAR the simplest device. Buttons are clear, it reads the song title, you can quickly learn how to use it. That is key when handing them out to 40 youth.

                      I've really only noticed one negative about it - and that is the flimsy battery cover. I was afraid of breaking that tab that makes it stay in place since it is so frail... but with the price - it is acceptable.

                      The jury is still out I am taking several trips this summer I plan on incorporating them on. Some are going to be more harsh than others (a week long river/wilderness trip). This is why I'll only give them 4 stars until they've survived the test!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      simple & sweet

                      By xtraterrestrial

                      from Alabama

                      About Me Audiophile

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Sound
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Lots of Storage
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Sleek/Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere
                        • At Work
                        • Commuting
                        • Gym / Working Out
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                        I use it all day. Its a lot smaller and lighter than a phone but not too small where its hard to use. Easy to use and easy to load. Battery life is good especially if you use Energizer rechargeables. Headphones were a disappointment but for the overall price you can afford to toss them and get a pair of thumping Sony earbuds. The only thing that could make it better would be if it had recordability features.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice little player!

                        By adventureman123

                        from san jose, ca

                        About Me Avid Listener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere

                          Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                          Sturdy, great sound, wonderful battery life!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          quality little mp3

                          By juggernaut

                          from colorado

                          About Me Audiophile

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Sleek/Compact

                          Cons

                          • Confusing Controls

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                          i got this thing for a grand canyon rafting trip. even though it got kinda wet and completely covered in sand it still worked great every time. when you just can't plug your mp3 player into the wall to charge, having something like this will keep the music going!!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By Likutei

                          from New Haven, CT

                          About Me Casual Listener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lots of Storage
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Simple Controls
                          • Sleek/Compact

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere
                          • At Work
                          • Commuting
                          • Gym / Working Out
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                          Great product. Portable and easy to use. Easy controls. Good sound.
                          All in all this a very good MP3 player. Would reccomend.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Little Beauty

                          By Blisshome

                          from Nashville, TN

                          About Me Casual Listener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lots of Storage
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Replaceable batteries
                          • Simple Controls
                          • Sleek/Compact
                          • Uses a single AAA battery

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere

                          Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                          Try finding an MP3 player that uses replaceable batteries these days! Well, here it is. A huge amount of functionality packed into a pint-sized package. And the sound from the earbuds, that are included, is very good. What a nice surprise and a great value.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Buy it!

                          By Guam Justin

                          from Tamuning, GU

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Sleek/Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anywhere
                            • At Work
                            • Commuting
                            • Gym / Working Out
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                            I use this mp3 player all the time and it works beautifully. This is a cheap bargain and worth more.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice little Unit

                            By Reiner

                            from Rochester, NY

                            About Me Casual Listener

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • AAA Battery driven
                            • Light
                            • Sleek/Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Long Workouts

                              Comments about Coby MP301 Micro MP3 Player:

                              Battery driven MP3 player. Simple interface and easy to use. Sound is good and battery life is fine. Great unit that can be used for long runs/rides without fear that a rechargeable internal battery runs out. Simply carry a spare AAA

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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