Transcend MP710 (MP3 Player) Review – Bring back the memory
MP3 Player had been popular during my college years, I remember back then I use to download music online and even ripped my own bought CD music to convert to MP3 so I can transfer it to my own player. It was really a nostalgia moment when you think about those years (Ahhh.. time flies so fast LOL!).
Today actually there are still MP3 players available in the market. Because to be honest, a lot of people, especially in rural areas where there is no access to the internet, still find using MP3 players more convenient since they don’t need to think about their data usage specifically when using apps like Spotify and other popular streaming apps. Plus some people are still not used to the new tech and still find the old fashion way to be more convenient.
Well, enough of the intro basically what I have here is actually an MP3 player from Transcend it’s the MP710 model. Basically, it’s a media player but with an added value for the modern age.
The Transcend MP710 includes the following inside the box.
What’s inside the box
- MP710 Unit
- Quick Start Guide
- Transcend Marketing flyers
- USB Cable
- Aux to 3.5mm Jack
- Warranty Card
- Spare earbuds
Build, Quality and Display
Now let’s take a close look at the device, the MP710 I have is a color white plastic device, very small and compact consist of two tablet buttons and a circular navigation plus the center pause/menu and play functionality in front. The display is 2-inch and has a colored panel.
Flipping at the back we can see the model name and capacity plus the reset button, unfortunately, it has a fixed storage size and doesn’t have an expansion card slot. The bottom part has the Earphone, USB port, and Line-in port while on the side is the mic pinhole.
The bottom part has the Earphone, USB port, and Line-in port while on the side is the mic pinhole.
Interface and Functionality
Booting up is really fast by just pressing the circle button in the center that also act as the play and pause button. Upfront it shows a nine (9) menu icon.
To Navigate with the device it’s simple as clicking the up, down, left and right keys.
There are actually tons of functionally pack with this device from setting the brightness, volume, equalizer and much more. Since this is a media player it can also read photos and even play videos although quite limited in terms of file format and size since it doesn’t have a high-resolution screen to cramp all the pixel of the video or photo.
Transferring Files and Fitness Tracker
Transferring your own MP3 files is very simply plug it into your computer and wait for it to prompt the choices of USB Data Transfer or USB Charge & Playback. Choose the first one and it will load the folder of the device and you can now start transferring all your music files.
The great thing with this player if your music has an Album cover it detects that and use it as a feature photo for the music.
As what I said a while ago, what makes this unique is the added fitness tracker functionality. Basically, it has a built-in step tracker, so if you’re into running you can use this for relaxing while at the same time it can track how much you’ve burned calories, duration, and distance.
It also features an FM Radio for those who still want to use the old fashion radio tuner plus an audio recorder if you’re into podcasting it actually has a decent built-in microphone.
Sound Quality and Battery Life
So far during the test of the Transcend MP710 it lasted more than 8hrs on an average usage, which means continuous playback of music in the background plus the audio is superb its loud and clear and thanks to the free earphone which is great for running btw.
The Transcent MP710 may be an old technology but with the added fitness tracker functionality it may still win some of the heart of the old school Tito’s and Tita’s. The easy navigation and straight forward functionality makes it a high recommendation for people who are used to the old fashion way of listening to music.