This probably suffices if you play music, because songs are relatively short, but podcast are longer and if you need to pause, for phone calls, other peoples needs it lacks practical pause/resume features. During pause, the player turns off if you don't resume soon enough. Then you must "reboot" and that requires forced viewing the Polaroid flash screen, to finally get the black music screen. Then you must press the mode button and then the pause/resume to continue playing. If your driving, just forget it, hope you have a radio or something until you can pull over and reboot. If your life has no distractions, you might not care. This players most undependable problem, and it only happens on about 5% of pod-casts; is when it plays and just stops! When you press the Pause/Resume it starts you to the beginning of the podcast. That can happen 25, 30 or more minutes into a cut and it's pretty frustrating. If you fast forward to the stopping point, it starts over again. You can't skip over the bad spot. I took the first one I purchased back because of this problem, and exchanged for another, unfortunately it does the same thing.