Bantam Interactive BA1000 White/Gray ( 5 GB ) Digital Media Player
(8 Epinions reviews)
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Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Jul 2, 2004 by boogiedj
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Low Cost
Lots of Storage Space
Lots of Cool Features Most Players Don't Have
Cons: Battery is not replaceable short battery life
No firmware upgrade
Tends to lock-up sometimes
Summary: During my Friday ritual of kissing the wife, leaving the house to work, and picking up the Fry's ad, I saw something that caught my eye: 5GB MP3 PLAYER $129. So, I headed directly there, with a healthy dose of skepticism, and purchased it. The ... read more
Sep 1, 2004 by hs60
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Features for the price you pay
Cons: Requires a lot of tweaking and maintenance. Features are not well tested.
Summary: - I spent over two weeks trying to make my purchase work (I really wanted to keep this unit). - Thanks to one of the reviews earlier, I also identified that I could not load the software from the mini-CD-ROM on my XP system. I downloaded the application ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Jul 25, 2006 by evil_inside75
Pros: 12 hour Battery life, 5GB HD,MP3 & FM tuner, Re-chargable internal battery.......
Cons: The size. It's a bit bulky.
Summary: I have no problems with my Bantam 1000 except for the size. Where else are you going to get a 5GB mp3 player with a built in FM tuner with presets and bells and whistles for that price. ... read more
Feb 2, 2005 by chuckrts
Cons: Short battery life, play back sucks
Summary: I picked up a BA1000 on a trip to CA at a discount electronics store. I now understand why it was so cheap. It skips, doesn't download correctly, battery only lasts about 2 hours or less. Dumping it for a IPod Shuffle. Looking at if I can use it as a ... read more
Dec 17, 2004 by wilit
Cons: Locks up frequently, software sucks, no firmware upgrades
Summary: Two days before my trip to Europe I realized I needed some music for the 10 plane ride from SF to London. I ran down to the local electronics warehouse in search of an Ipod. Unfortunately they were sold out, but had an inexpensive alternative. The ... read more
Oct 23, 2004 by raybrandon
Cons: Battery last 2 hours when fully charged.
The songs freeze up on you.
Summary: There is no software with this unit, you must download it. When you download your files, it takes too long to boot up. It takes 15 seconds before songs play and then it plays 5 songs and it freeze up on you. Battery life is 2 hours, as soon as the ... read more
Sep 26, 2004 by victorbabes
Pros: with the proper headsets VERY Good sound!
Cons: BATTERY LIFE!
Summary: I just purchase one of this MP3 players the Bantam. I have to admit that it is impressive and it does offer a wide varitey of features. It does replace your cd-player, radio, voice recorder and portable storage. I am still in the begining of using it ... read more
Aug 10, 2004 by pamelex
Pros: Sorry, can't think of any
Cons: Constantly locks up, 2 hour or less battery life
Summary: By far the worst electronic experience I've ever had. They should include a reset tool because you'll be doing alot of reseting. It constantly locks up and that's not the worst of it. They advertise a 16 hour playback try maybe 2 hours. Also absolutely ... read more
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