I don't personally own one, but I know a bit about mp3's and have helped a friend extensively with their Spi Video mp3 player. I have done everything from setting it up to loading it with music and here are the pros and cons: Pros: Lightweight. Durable (for an mp3 player). Small. Easy to navigate, once you become accustomed to it. The SPI video mp3 player comes with earphones, a USB cable and an easy to understand manual. It has folders for different music and you can easily add new folders for new playlists/music. Along with showing photos and videos, this mp3 also records on-demand. This is a handy feature that you may not find in every mp3. Cons: The battery life isn't very long. But, it is not short enough that someone shouldn't seriously consider it. I have to convert all of the music I am going to put in it to the simple mp3 format (if they are not already that type). This has been easy enough for me, though. I go through iTunes, which gives you the option to change the format of any of your music (to mp3) if you right-click the selected songs and click "Convert to mp3 format." All in all, this is a pretty good little mp3 for the price!