I had given up hope of finding an MP3 player for those incapable of using the benefits of playing music from a memory stick without the need to press an assortment of buttons just to get it started. One of these turned up for my 95-year-old mother, virtually blind and with the memory of a goldfish. This covers all the basics without frills and fuss. It's portable with rechargeable batteries built in. All you need the start it is to turn a nice big round control, perfect for old fingers and poor eyesight. It gives very passable sound, certainly more than adequate for the aged and/or infirm and capable of playing for hours on one charge. O.K., It doesn't have a screen with loads of fancy options, but I don't think many of the target users really wants one. The buttons are large enough to be used if necessary albeit with limited functions of pause, track jump forwards/back and reset to restart it at the beginning. I cannot think of anything else that may be needed. It is the only form of entertainment that my mother can cope with as she cannot see the TV and cannot follow a conversation of more than a few words.
It is so good that I've immediately bought another for use in the bedroom and am seriously thinking of getting more for my grandchildren so that they have an opportunity of listening to traditional stories and learning to concentrate and use their imagination.
One thing puzzles me. How do they do it for the price? The product and service is exceptional. Well done!