View Full Version : Looking for a simple music player for Mom's house.

2009-09-26, 13:15
My Mom is getting up there in age and iPods are a bit too advanced for her.
I've been looking for some sort of table radio/stereo that I or one of my brothers or sister can load up a UBS stick or SD card with music, she can hit a button and it'll play.

The simpler the better - we're talking no skill with electronics with a dash of mild dementia.

I've found a couple of examples:
Coby CX266 (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=coby+cx+266&cid=1178930284086464275&sa=title#p)
Sangean WR-3 (http://www.amazon.com/Sangean-WR-3-Digital-Table-Radio/dp/B000OLPYKG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253988059&sr=8-1)
Evergreen DN-MPS100 (http://gizmodo.com/162826/plug-and-play-evergreen-music-baby)

The Evergreen looks extremely simple, but I can't find any availability.
The Sangean looks nice, has good reviews, but I think you need to use the remote for USB/SD/MMC playback.
And the Coby seems simple and adequate, like the Evergreen.

If anyone has any experience with a very simple music player, I would appreciate any insight and information.
I'm not familiar with any of these brands and, just so you know, price is irrelevant - this is Mom we talking about!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


2009-09-26, 14:00
Coby is crap, I'd get that only as an absolute last resort.

2009-09-27, 00:55
Thanks, Christopher.
Seemed low end, but confirmation is appreciated.

2009-09-27, 01:04
While I'm sure that's true of the player in question - weirdly, Coby earbuds are the only ones resilient enough to survive more than a couple of months under the kind of use I put them through. And they sound OK, too. Not great, but hey, they're $20!

2009-09-29, 08:18
Yeah, I think, if I'm buying an off brand, that I need to see/hear it in person.
Thanks for the input, Bryson.

The search continues and anything else anyone can add would be helpful.