Life! LXPI 4GB Digital Music Player
There are loads of digital media players on the market. Well now there’s another company we can add to the slew of media players out there on the market. But how does it stack up?
There are loads of digital media players on the market. Open up a catalogue for your local electronics store and you’ll literally be inundated with mp3 players, mp4 players, and so on and so on. Well now there’s another company we can add to the slew of media players out there on the market. But how does it stack up?
For instance, while Life! have been generous and provided not just a bag, pair of decent in-ear earbuds, but also a stylus, this is the sort of mp3 player that you’ll probably use without grabbing the stylus and the interface just doesn’t respond to that well. The buttons for you to press are all the way on the side so you have to keep hitting the edge to move on to the next item.There are also things that look like buttons at the bottom for options like shuffle, repeat, and equaliser settings, but you can’t actually change these by hitting them. It would have been nice if these were made to be buttons so you could change settings on the go, but what you’re actually forced to do is go back to the options every time you want to change your settings. While the LXPI supports images, it takes ages to browse through the thumbnails as things like the scrollbar just don’t work intuitively. At times, it feels like this player could do with a firmware upgrade and all of these problems would just disappear. And that’s hopefully what will happen because with features like FM radio, a voice recorder, 45 hours of playback for audio and 6 for video, as well as a 2 year warranty right out of the box, the Life! LXPI digital music player has a lot going for it. Product: Life! LXPI 4GB Digital Music Player
RRP: $189 for the 4GB, $249 for the 8GB
Website: Life! Reviewed by Leigh D. Stark