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Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player

You Pay: $35.31
Product Highlights
  • Music, Video, Photo, Text
  • 2.8" Touchscreen LCD
  • 8GB Flash Storage Capacity
  • FM Tuner
  • Still Capture & Video Recording
  • USB Charging and Transfers
  • Calendar Mode
  • Integrated Speaker

Coby's MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player provides great design and numerous entertainment options at a budget-conscious price. Enjoy your personal music collection, the FM radio, videos, photos and text, along with a 0.3MP digital still / video camera. Store your files to the built-in 8GB flash memory, with the option to carry even more media using miniSD cards. Additionally, the MP828's 2.8" touchscreen display provides a generous platform on which to search menus, find stations, view album art, and enjoy your videos and photos; while the integrated speaker frees you up from headphones and lets you share.

2.8" TFT LCD full-color touchscreen display
Integrated 8GB flash memory and miniSD expansion slot
Built-in speaker for headphones-free listening
Integrated 0.3MP camera captures still images and also records video
Plays music, video, photos, and text
Plays digital music from most online stores and subscription services
Integrated FM radio
ID3 and LRC support for song and lyric info display
Calendar mode
USB 2.0 high-speed for fast file transfers and charging
Integrated rechargeable 420mAh battery lasts up to 6 hours
Type Flash Drive
Capacity 8GB
Memory Card Slot Yes
Display 2.8" LCD Touchscreen
240 x 320 Pixel Resolution
FM Tuner Yes
FM Recording No
Voice Recording No
Data Storage Yes
Photo Capture Yes
Photo Viewing Yes
Video Recording Yes
Video Playback Yes
Text Reader Yes
Formats Supported Audio: MP3, WMA, ACC, FLAC, WAV
Video: AVI (MPEG-4 / XviD)
Photo: JPG, BMP, GIF
Text: TXT
Connections USB 2.0
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone
Battery Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Charger USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 4.1 x 0.5" / 5.6 x 10.4 x 1.2 cm
Weight 2.40 oz / 68 g
Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player
  • Stereo Headphones
  • USB Cable
  • Protective Pouch
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Coby8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player
     
    3.3

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (10)

    58%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (29)
    • Good sound (24)
    • Compact (23)
    • Simple controls (18)
    • Clear signal (12)

    Cons

    • Not durable (6)
    • Short battery life (5)
    • Bad reception / weak antenna (3)
    • Complicated controls (3)
    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (10)
    • Audiophiles (9)
    • Anywhere (8)
    • Travel (6)
    • Commuting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (18), Audiophile (10), Tech savvy (10), Movie enthusiast (7), Avid listener (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A good buy for a teenager for the price.

    I had purchased the "Coby MP-828 Touch" MP3 player for my 15 year old daughter for X-mas due to her active school life, & for the price if she breaks...Read complete review

    I had purchased the "Coby MP-828 Touch" MP3 player for my 15 year old daughter for X-mas due to her active school life, & for the price if she breaks or it's stolen then it is cheaper to replace than the prev I-Pod that I bought which was pretty expensive and is now broken, which cost alot more than the "Coby" that my daughter is really happy with. It does the same as the Ipod & a camera as well as not having to deal with the software. With this all she or I have to do is drop what we want in the folder when it is connected and away we go. I also enjoy being able to expand the player w/ a Micro SD card which is something that the Ipod does not offer. The other thing that we enjoy about the Coby is being able to charge it by connecting it to an open USB port on her TV or cable box. The only down side is that the touch screen is not as responsive as some of the other brands, however we do have the option of using a stylus that some of the other brands do not offer. It does everything that Coby says it does and if you are buying one for your child they are worth it for the cash, however if you are looking for something for someone older like yourself I recomend something a little better.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent product for the price

    I bought a few of these for my neices and nephews and they are happy with the device and have had zero issues. A couple of pros and cons about this product are:Read complete review

    I bought a few of these for my neices and nephews and they are happy with the device and have had zero issues. A couple of pros and cons about this product are:

    Pros:

    *Affordability
    *lightweight / "stylish"

    Cons:
    * Lag time with touchscreen
    * Video files take an extremely long time to
    synch with device (45-60min for 1 gig file)
    * When looking at photos, it is defaulted to
    thumbnail - there is a lag (est 10 seconds)
    while the photos load on the screen;
    you will not be able to manover through the
    screen/menus.

    Recommending for anyone who would like a cheap mp3 player that has a few extras

    Reviewed by 59 customers

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    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Would not purchase this again

    By Lulu

    from SC

    About Me Practical

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

        We purchased this for our son for Christmas and were very disappointed with the quality. The screen cracked when he was trying to put it back into its original plastic packaging. Disappointing, nonetheless...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I think not exceeded my expectations

        By danigmzc

        from Bogota, Colombia

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Sound

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Office Use

        Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

        I was very interested by this product storage capacity, shape, and for the duration of your battery.

        According to the website: "Integrated 420mAh rechargeable battery lasts up to 25 hours," BUT the truth is that the manual states that its duration CAN ONLY REACH UP TO 6 HOURS, including the practice only works 4 hours on a charge.

        I hope your other characteristics if they disagree with the touted.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good for kids

        By Bud

        from Ohio,USA

        About Me Gearhead, Student

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Sound
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Home Use
        • Travel

        Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

        One thing I would recommend is a portable external battery with a usb port.Now,before you get mad at the touchscreen,here's a tip.Use the tip of your finger nail and DO NOT press to hard.Just to let you know the text icon is more like a ebook reader and the explorer icon is used to search the different files ON the player.I got this by a trade.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        good features/bad design

        By Timotheus

        from clark fork, ID

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

          It has a lot of good features for the price. The touch screen isn't very responsive, it feels like you could brake it in half with two fingers.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Colby MP3 player

          By Captain Chris

          from Mill Spring, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

              Awesome sound better than others that I have owned, great product and even better price...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              good productincludes battery problems

              By fdg

              from dfg,dfgdf

              About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical, Student

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Great Features
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Very Powerful
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Home Use
              • Office Use
              • Outdoors
              • Travel

              Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

              Coby's MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player provides great design and numerous entertainment options at a budget-conscious price. Enjoy your personal music collection, the FM radio, videos,...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              i want it but dont know if i should get

              By d-rod

              from norfolk,va

              About Me Audiophile

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                  all i need to know is can you buy it in stores and can you play music out loud without headphones.(if you can buy it in stores then what store.)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Waste of money

                  By Ben H.

                  from New York

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                        You know a product is not well-made when it comes with a paper begging you not to return the product if you have a problem with it, but instead asking you to contact customer service. It's as if the manufacturer knows its products are defective and not easy to use. I bought this product as I was looking for a decent, small mp3 player that was[$]. Online it looked much nicer than the equally priced Sansa player and it came with a camera and more GB space. Unfortunately, when it arrived, it looked and felt cheap (you get what you pay for). More importantly, the touchscreen is not sensitive and requires lots of unnecessary tapping to navigate (very frustrating). Also, the screen quality is so poor that if you don't look at it perfectly straight, you can't see the icons well; they become blurry. It's like the screens from 10 - 15 years ago. I can't comment on the sound because I couldn't get the device to work. I tried it on two computers and decided it just wasn't worth a lot of time to troubleshoot the issues. Don't waste your money or time on this cheap device. I wouldn't even give it to a 10 year old.

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                        • Yes

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        The price really

                        By Technical Nate

                        from Bedford, Virginia

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Plenty Of Storage

                        Cons

                        • Cheap All Over
                        • Cheap Interface

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                          The good- The Coby MP828 does boast a lot of storage, (and a mini SD card slot),the touchscreen is decently responsive and the Coby Media Manager arranges your' music nicely.The bad- The cheapness of the product really shines through while listening to your' music. It adds backround noise, the volume adjusts in huge intervals, and if you click a button while listening the song gets choppy for a second. The built in speakers aren't really worth much, and the controls are somewhat confusing.Summary- You paid $35 for a touchscreen mp3 player, and guess what you got- a[$] touchscreen mp3 player. (You really are paying for the touchscreen I think.)

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Very nice for the price

                          By Jim

                          from Endwell, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                          Exactly what I was looking for.....a cheap mp3 player that holds a bunch of music and is easy to use. I haven't had any issues. Easy to add music and well thought out user controls. Sounds great (haven't tried the headphones they sent with it). Gets plenty loud enough. I recommend this player.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Pretty good deal for the money.

                          By Michelangelo

                          from Utah

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Best Bang For 8 Gig
                          • Cheap
                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                          • Not A Lot Of Features
                          • Not Very Good Resolution

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Use

                          Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                          Paid $ shipped. The best deal I could find on the net for a 8 gig mp3 play. The screen resolution and features are nothing to brag about. Wished it had option to save more than one set of "favorites" like my $ Walkman had, but again you get what you pay for. For someone looking for an inexpensive, basic player with good memory this will work. If I drop it or break it I'm not bummed like I was when my Walkman fell on the ground stopped working!

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Paradise for Technically Challenged.

                          By Gadgeter

                          from Bronx, NY

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good Sound
                          • Modern Yet Uncomplicated

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Audiophiles
                            • Travelling Music

                            Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                            This was a gift for a friend who has never even used a computer. I set it up and showed her the basics along with the customary "play around with it" and she loves it. Great sound, easy to operate and modern enough to take pride in.

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                            • Yes

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                            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Poor quality and cheap

                            By Chef JazzyJ

                            from Orange County, California

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cheap

                            Cons

                            • Complicated Controls
                            • Not Durable
                            • Poor Quality Camera
                            • Poor Reception
                            • Terrible Tinny Speakers

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                              This product is really cheap. The touchscreen is hard to use, the speakers are tinny sounding, the camera is HQ (horrible quality!), and the music is hard to manage. I was not impressed with the Mp3 player, but I was VERY impressed with B&H's help with my situation. They responded to my request to return it and I was able to get a full refund. While I do not suggest this product, I love B&H.

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              versatile easy to use

                              By mcleod86uk

                              from bronx new york

                              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Controls
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems

                                Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                                i bought this as a replacement for my sanza fuze and couldnt afford apple this was excellently priced i use it just for out and about purposes. the menus are easy and simple to use connectivity to the computer is a breeze my only complaint is that it does tend to be a bit slow when adding music to it but otherwise its a good buy for the price. i reccomend it

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                                • Yes

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Funky Feel But Holds Up Well

                                By Blue Clam

                                from Western Massachusetts

                                About Me Like Podcasts And Music, Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Controls
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Sound

                                Cons

                                • Add Protective Sleeve
                                • Poor Reception

                                Best Uses

                                • Add Speakers For Desk Use
                                • Basic Systems
                                • Smaller Rooms
                                • Sounds Great With Earbuds

                                Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                                Daily use for traveling to work and back in car and on longer family trips.
                                Feels flimsy, but holds up well-standard smart phone protectors fit well. Light, yet durable. Bought it for long trip and it held up well (even fell asleep listening and found it under me in morning no worse for wear.
                                I have not used video or photo functions as I boutght it for music and audio files. screen interface is simple and straight forward. Better than others I looked at in this category.
                                Sounds great hooked up to external speakers, built-ins nice jesture good for audio (voice) not music.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                MP4

                                By Dan

                                from New York

                                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Signal
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Sound

                                Cons

                                • Not Durable

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems

                                Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                                This product is perfect for someone who wants to listen to music and take it with them on the go. The sound is great with headphones the start up time is good. Music doesnt have a playlist feature. Contols are confusing for the camara.Screen is too small for some fingers to use.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                gift for my mother

                                By naej

                                from qc

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Basic Systems

                                  Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                                  really cheap price for all it has to offer

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  product was great for its price

                                  By 3 girls

                                  from florida

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                                      my daughters wanted their first mp3 player but I wanted something they could take pictures with and video. this was perfect for them

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      The purchase of my MP3

                                      By touch screen lover

                                      from usa

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Good Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                                          Even though I read the reviews and saw this might be a bit faulty I was taken by surprise by how incompetent it was I am a real fan of touchscreen but I don't enjoy this product though I love that it is a cheap version of the reg. touch screen MP3.

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                                          • No

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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          Plastic, Plastic, Everywhere

                                          By satnamcat

                                          from Milwaukee, WI

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Camera
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Storage Capacity

                                          Cons

                                          • Ill Fitting Earbuds
                                          • Not Durable
                                          • Poor sound quality
                                          • Touchscreenuserunfriendly

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Coby 8GB MP828-8G 2.8" Touchscreen Video MP3 Player:

                                            This product didn't meet my critera for a proper MP3 player. The unit is all plastic; ill fitting earbuds, fall out; sound quality is iffy; touchscreen icons require multiple touches.

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                                            • No

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