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Introduced at CES 2009, the Lyra Slider SL5016 is a 16GB MP3 player from RCA.

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Pros

simple and easy to use for those uninterested in more complicated devices

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affordable price

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capacity that rivals the top players portable flash memory devices

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Unique External microsd card slot. Few more advanced players even have this.

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2.2 inch screen - larger than most

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No proprietary USB cable

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Has graphic equalizer

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Drag and drop simplicity at USB 2.0 speed for sound files.

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Great reviews at many creaditable sites!

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Excellent sound quality for mp3 files

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Can delete files from the unit - no PC hookup required

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Has video/audio stream capture software that lets you make direct transfers into the player -- try THAT on something else!

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Plays MP3, WMV/WMA, MPEG4, AVI, and most other files that play on your computer -- no slave to media company dictates

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Cons

No memory card expansion slot (but 8 or 16GB is enough for most people).

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video picture quality is mediocre

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nothing special compared to much more advanced players from other manufacturers

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Not unique to this unit or brand, but video file conversion is agonizingly sloooooooow

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slider is cheesy - it is an MP3 player not a phone

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Mediocre FM sound -- has poor stereo separation -- almost like listening in mono. Very different from listening to an MP3 song.

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no carrying case or pouch

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Introduced at CES 2009, the Lyra Slider SL5016 is a 16GB MP3 player from RCA. An easy to use portable media player, the SL5016 features a 2.2" TFT LCD display, MP3 and WMA support, an FM radio with 20 presets, and video playback. With software that is automatically activated when a user plugs the device in, adding songs and common format videos is simple. The device can last for 30 hours of audio playback and 5 hours of video playback before the internal battery requires a recharge.

Features
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • easy to use software that automatically starts with no installation required
  • 30 hours of audio or 5 hours of video
  • MSRP of $120
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