RCA Jet S2001 (1GB, yellow)
Manufacturer: RCA Part number: S2001
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- If you're looking for an inexpensive MP3 player for the gym, the RCA Jet--FM tuner, armband, stopwatch, and all--is a solid choice, but the interface will take some getting used to.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $199.99
- Reviewed by: Jasmine France
- Reviewed on: 06/22/2007
- Released on: 06/01/2007
The good: The RCA Jet sounds good, is inexpensive, and offers an FM tuner and stopwatch. The player features a splash-proof design and includes sporty clip-on earphones, an armband, and a wristband.
The bad: The RCA Jet's color scheme may not appeal to everyone. Also, the control pad is stiff, the buttons are a bit unresponsive, and the menu structure is funky.
The bottom line: If you're looking for an inexpensive MP3 player for the gym, the RCA Jet--FM tuner, armband, stopwatch, and all--is a solid choice, but the interface will take some getting used to.
NOT VERY GOOD
by ME14576 on December 19, 2010
Cons: WONT TURN ON
Summary: I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT AND HAD TO CHARGE IT FOR 3 HOURS AFTER A LITTLE USE THE BATTERY WOULD GO OUT. AND I RECENTLY TRYED TO TURN IT ON AND ...
Summary: I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT AND HAD TO CHARGE IT FOR 3 HOURS AFTER A LITTLE USE THE BATTERY WOULD GO OUT. AND I RECENTLY TRYED TO TURN IT ON AND IT DID NOT WORK IVE TRYIED CONTACTING CUSTOMER SERVICE AND NO RESPOND I WOULD SUGGEST NOT TO BUY THISD PRODUCT
cheap but I'm 101% satisfied
by eeginakiyuckudon on August 15, 2010
Pros: Lightweight, useful for runners,
Cons: color green is not available.
Summary: I got this product with low expectations . It is very cheap , but then I thought it shouldn't be. It has all the features I wanted for my sport.. (running) ...
Summary: I got this product with low expectations . It is very cheap , but then I thought it shouldn't be. It has all the features I wanted for my sport.. (running) I read all the tech stuff and tested all the features and all seem to be workng fine..
I was even more surprise that the brand itself is a leader in the electronics indistry. I must say that I am a very satisfied customer. I told my friends about it, and they totally agree.
All the things I needed to know a re in the manual. I guess if you really une uderstood how it works, then it should be ok. I am very pleased that I can add at least 360 mp3 files in it, and even record music on the radio. This product is a must buy for those who wants to hear music while running cuz compared to the others, it is very lightweight
PEICE OF $#!T
by strict_reviewer123 on January 10, 2010
Pros: small and can be worn around the arm
Cons: always freezes on the please wait screen, needs formatting every few hours, its always one error after another
Summary: the jet, if you can get it working, would be perferct for the gym or if you just dont like the sizes of the Ipods....all i can say is ...
Summary: the jet, if you can get it working, would be perferct for the gym or if you just dont like the sizes of the Ipods....all i can say is that if you buy it for $12 its a good deal for the headphones. if i can get mine up and ready and working....i will be happy with it but until then....=*[
Worst MP3 player I've ever owned
by kimberly.dawn.6.2.6 on December 25, 2009
Pros: It looks nifty, it's cheap, and I'm sure it'd be good if it actually worked!
Cons: While it may be cheap, you get what you pay for, it doesn't work!
Summary: I connected it and let it charge for three hours as stated in the directions. When I went to turn it on it didn't do anything, it just said ...
Summary: I connected it and let it charge for three hours as stated in the directions. When I went to turn it on it didn't do anything, it just said Please Wait then said Profiling requires 4 MB of free space, then shut down. I connect it to any computer and it can't install drivers. I've reset twice only to have the exact same problem. I don't think it's asking to much to expect a product to work when you get it out of the box, is it?
by eastbound2009 on December 25, 2009
Pros: the cost was relatively low
Cons: doesn't work, too time-consuming to get it fixed
Summary: i have never posted a review before but i wanted to provide this info. i bought this mp3 player for gym use before a long trip abroad. once turned on, ...
Summary: i have never posted a review before but i wanted to provide this info. i bought this mp3 player for gym use before a long trip abroad. once turned on, i could not turn it off. when i pressed the plastic off button, the device would scan for stations. i took this back to walmart where i bought it, but they said if it had been more than 30 days (or maybe it was 2 weeks) i had to mail it back to the manufacturer and wait for them to try to fix it. since i was leaving for a long trip, i didn't have time to wait several weeks for it to be fixed. so i would charge it on my laptop before each trip to the gym, the battery would wear down after each use bc I couldn't shut it off, then i would have to recharge it. really annoying. also the armband clip broke almost immediately so i had to try to use the wristband while in the gym. when i left for my trip, i just left his behind. i have since switched to the shuffle and given up on radio players, since the quality of the ipod-type players is far superior to those that play radio stations.
Transferred playlists support is lacking
by Nick408 on July 6, 2009
Pros: Subscription music support is good.
Cons: I build playlists in my computer, and I can't transfer them to this device.
How did they come to the conclusion that a black-yellow color was appealing to people? How about a solid black, or solid white. Easy does it.
Summary: I had to pass on this player. They overlook such basic features.
Summary: I had to pass on this player. They overlook such basic features.
Good Deal for the price
by rsvpepper on May 19, 2009
Pros: 1 cost approx. $35
2 splash proof (I live in central FL and this little sucker has made it through several afternoon monsoons and still kicking, not to mention the sweat from wearing it on the armband)
3 decent sound quality,
4 headphones stay put.
Cons: 1 Battery charges only through USB.
2 No download-able Play list only my selections and sort by artist, album
Summary: I bought it to see if it would survive the afternoon monsoons that are frequent here in the land of Mickey. I was not really concerned about the memory capacity, ...
Summary: I bought it to see if it would survive the afternoon monsoons that are frequent here in the land of Mickey. I was not really concerned about the memory capacity, uploads via USB 2.0 move quite quickly. So can change out songs in about 5 minutes.
If you just have to have 5000 hours of music on hand skip it.
If you want a durable, cost effective mp3 player, with a modest memory buy it.
Piece of CRAP.
by killian1976 on March 23, 2009
Pros: Small, Lightweight, easy to use.
Cons: Didn't work when not connected to the computer.
Summary: I downloaded music to it, which went really well. That was the easy part. Once I disconnected it, it would not turn on. I reset it, contacted RCA, formatted it, ...
Summary: I downloaded music to it, which went really well. That was the easy part. Once I disconnected it, it would not turn on. I reset it, contacted RCA, formatted it, nothing worked. I threw the box away so Walmart would not take it back. My fault. I contacted RCA and they said contact the vendor. So I chose not to get involved in a run around process and ckaled this up to $40 lost. I looked at various sites on the internet, (blogs and other sites) others have the same problem as well as several other issues. I guess I should have spen the extra money and got an IPOD or somehting. You get what you pay for I guess. I would not recommend this to anyone for purchase. Also, keep your receipts and original boxes so you can take it back if it doesn't work!!!
NOT WORTH $107.99....Buy it at walmart.com for $40.00!!
by cjk26 on November 23, 2008
Pros: Good for working out.
Cons: Not Worth 107.99...you could buy an iPod Nano for that....You can buy it at any store for about $40.00....walmart.com has it for $39.44 right now
- Manufacturer: RCA
- Part number: S2001
- Description: The RCA Jet S2001 plays open mp3 and WMA audio files and is compatible with many secure music download and subscription services. You can listen to your favorite radio stations and record while listening to an FM station to mp3 format. Later you can listen to the recorded radio or download to your computer for personal use. The Jet 2001 is built for workouts, this device is water and sweat-resistant so you can take it with you on a jog or bring it to the gym. Track your lap time or run time with this easy-to-use integrated stopwatch. Built for the active user, the integrated Body Mass Index Calculator calculates and reports your personal BMI ratio. The built-in lithium rechargeable battery lets you enjoy up to 15 hours of music playback on a single charge.
- Product type Digital player / radio
- PC interface(s) supported USB
- Flash memory installed 1 GB
- Digital storage None
- Color Yellow
- Available body colors Yellow,
- Included accessories [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Miscellaneous] Arm band,
- Software type Yahoo! Music Engine
Digital Player / Recorder
- Supported digital audio standards MP3 ,
Protected WMA (DRM)
- Audio system built-in display OLED
- Backlight display Yes
- Sound output mode Stereo
- Timer Stopwatch
- Water Resistant Yes
- Addtional features Splashproof ,
Sweat resistant ,
USB direct input,
FM radio recording capability
- Digital audio standards supported MP3,
- ID3 tag support Yes
- Equalizer factory presets Pop,
- Tuner type Digital Radio tuner
- Station preset qty 20
- Tuner bands FM
- Headphones type Binaural Over-the-ear
- Sound output mode Stereo
- Connectivity technology Wired
- Cable(s) included 1 x External,
USB cable -
- Connector type 1 x USB,
1 x Headphones
Battery / Power
- Battery Lithium Rechargeable Player batteryIntegrated
- Mfr estimated battery life 15 hour(s)
- Peripheral / Interface devices [Dec 3, 2010 from CDS: System Requirements] CD-ROM,
- Operating system Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3,
Microsoft Windows XP SP1 or later
- Min hard drive space 250 MB
- Min processor type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: System Requirements] Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
- Min processor speed 500 MHz
- Min RAM size 128 MB
- CNET Labs: Battery drain test / audio playback 853.74 min