Friday, February 17, 2012

What's going to be your first song?

The link provided below leads to one of my favorite ads - that of Flipkart.com - an online shopping portal that has made and is still making online shopping a rage. Online shopping has become a healthy obsession, thanks to the site due to wild discounts, fast delivery, 30 day replacement guarantee and high quality delivery standards. 


I wanted to possess a portable media player for a long time but never took that last step to make a purchase. Recently, I visited flipkart.com and found exciting discounts on MP3 players and purchased a ZEBRONICS STEM MP3 player. The player in its package comes along with a micro USB cable for charging and data transfer and a basic pair of earphones. This bundled along with a Transcend 4GB micro SD card is priced at Rs 650 on the Flipkart portal.  


In less than 24 hours of my placing the order, I received the player with the micro SD card in superb condition.  

Coming to some details of the mp3 player or more precisely portable media player - Zebronics STEM supports only MP3 and WMA file formats. It supports USB 2.0 interface. It does not have any built in memory and can take up to 16GB micro SD card in its slot. It has a built in lithium battery chargeable through USB interface. The player can also be used as a card reader and USB disk. 

I found the player worth every penny I spent. There is no elaborate instruction manual, the handy and small player does not require one anyways. The touch wheel on the player has keys to navigate to previous and next track, lower and increase the volume, play and pause the current track. The player comes with an on/off button and throws a red flash when out of battery power. The audio quality is very very good. There are no complaints. The ear phones are rudimentary but there is no crib if an additional set of better earphones is at disposal at home. 

The slot for the micro SD card has a powerful spring inside, so take care while giving a push to eject the card, you would not want the card to spring dive with a thud onto the floor. The player is basic in that there is no random/shuffle play option, the tracks loaded onto the card will play in order and we can use NEXT TRACK and PREVIOUS TRACK to skip or replay. Also, being really minuscule, there is no display that will show play lists and help you traverse from one folder to another. No such frills but despita that all,  Zebronics STEM portable media player provides an awesome experience and is superb value for money. 

Big thanks to Flipkart for providing such valuable products to its customers at a highly affordable price at an alarmingly super speed and with great care. 



29 comments:

Sirisha said...

Hey! Thanks for such an informative post. Can you please comment on the battery playback time you are getting on this mp3 player.

Divya Shankar said...

Battery playback time was little over 4 hrs. Drawback worth mentioning is that songs you store will always play in order, you can always navigate - previous file, next file etc but cannot move between folders, jump to a song you want directly, no random and shuffle play etc

Narayana Pai said...

Hi, this post was very informative...but still as i just brought the mp3 player from flipkart and also that i didn't get the user manual, i have small doubts... How do we know whe the charging is fully completed, and also tell me the signals ...Thanks in Advance

Divya Shankar said...

When charging happens, there is a flickering red light that appears. Once charging is fully done through USB, this red light stops blinking/flickering. Then the mp3 device is ready to be disconnected and can be used.

Narayana Pai said...

but for me, only the blue light is on, and not flashing also... should i switch on the player while charging... or is it because my player is fully charged...?

Divya Shankar said...

Hello Narayana,

Why don't you just use your player as soon as you receive it and when it does not play songs any more - you will know that charge is exhausted. You don't need to switch on the player while charging. Please observe carefully, I am sure you will see a flashing red light if the device has really run out of charge and when u have connected the device to USB port of your PC.

Narayana Pai said...

okk, thanks for your info... But recently i contacted zebronics team, they said i need to switch on every time i connect to charge it... Maybe you are right...Hehe... It worked very well yesterday night...heard my favorite songs...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for information. Does it provide any indication regarding battery full and does it supports apple latest earphones.

Divya Shankar said...

When the charging operation is complete, then a flashing/blinking red light stops. Not sure if the player is compatible with latest apple earphones.

Rahul Pr said...

der is a complaint wit power on/off switch...so can i switch it on & off with the play & pause key....???will der d any lose of charge????

sunil kumar said...

hi in my player blue light is continuously blinking when i switched on. How to stop that??? and also during charging also. Can any one tell the reason

Unknown said...

Im planning to buy this zebronics stem player. I just want to know how is the audio quality?please let me know as soon as possible.

blackpie1413 said...

anything we can do to shuffle songs??
anyone pls reply?????

blackpie1413 said...

anything we can do to shuffle songs??
anyone pls reply?????

mahone said...

Hi
I just got the player today and when am connecting it to the laptop, there's only stable blue light( no flickering red light),i've tried in both on and off modes...kindly guide

Zaheer said...

I got this player today. The audio quality is very good. It works well, it is light in weight and can be used in the gym. The only issue is that you cannot change folders and go to the album directly..YOu can only skip to the next song sequentially

Pownish Krishna said...

for me the blue light and how many hours we can charge it.any problem will happen when the blue light occurs? please say me

Pownish Krishna said...

please say me only the blue light occurs and say me that how many hours to charge...

Anonymous said...

does it have a clip or something on its back ????

Pownish Krishna said...

yesss

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's a stupid questiont.. but does it come with a USB cable of its own? Because the description says that you can transfer files to the device with "a" USB cable, not "the" cable. Hence the confusion. :P

phenom777 said...

i got this player..but how to navigate through folders..all my songs are played one by one how can i change folder plz help

Animefreak23 said...

Good product
bad build quality
the top panel is just glued in so handle it carefully.

you cant shuffle or jump

comes with the worst headset and a miniUSB cable

data transfer speeds are good avg. 5MBps

long press middle button to stop (single press for pause)player at the particular song other than switching it on/off (the player starts from the first again)

Blinking Blue Light- Player running
Blinking Red Light - Player recharging(avg recharging time 3 hrs)
playback - 4-6 hrs (depends on the headset)

Buy just gotta appreciate zebronics just use a phillips or any good headset and it transforms into a excellent audio player.

i use it with a
Panasonic RP-HJE120E-S and audio quality is great...

udhay said...

hi... i hav only blue light. its blinking while charging and its stable after fully charged. blue light is blinking while d player is running. is there any other lights on volume up & buttons and behind the pause, next and previous button? how can i use if thers is no light? pls clarify my doubts. thanks

Akash Majumder said...

For me a red light is glowing continuosly what does that indicate ??

Akash Majumder said...

what light comes while charging ??

Achuth ecosport said...

can we store songs in it if yes please somebody can tell me how

Akshita Aggarwal said...

Work Awesome with Apple earphones no complaints
drawback- slow charging. :|

Dinjy Gilani said...

If you are a music lover and you have to enjoy the best sound then Zebronics Stem MP3 Player is the best option you have. it is now available with best price and superb model.

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