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Kube2 Touch MP3 Player
Kube2 smallest touch mp3 player

Kube2's Performance

According to the Kube2 user guide, the Kube2 takes an hour to fully charge from empty. However, the Kube2 we tried at the HomeGear Lab took only fifteen minutes, possibly because it was already charged. Using our laptop, we loaded songs onto the 4GB microSD card that came with the Kube2. Then, we inserted the card into the slot on the top of the Kube2.

The touch navigation panel on the opposite surface takes a little time to get used to, especially if you remove the plastic covering that labels the panels with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, as well as on and off. Shuffling, tracking forward or backward, pausing and resuming requires a swiping movement with your finger. On and off requires touching the 4 and 2 buttons for a couple of seconds, while volume up and down are controlled by buttons 1 and 3. Touching 4 for a couple of seconds during playback will lock the touch panel so you can put it in your pocket without worrying about accidental navigation. The touch panel is appropriately sensitive to our touch.
Kube2 smallest touch mp3 player review

Sound Quality

We listened to many different genres of music on this tiny mp3 player, including psychedelic rock, metal, pop, blues, alternative, and even bluegrass. The Kube2 has great sound output with deep bass and rich clarity, bringing out the best in all types of music.

Drawbacks

The biggest drawback of the Kube2 is that you cannot create playlists on it. It does not allow you to download apps or use other common mp3 player features. If you are going to use the 512 MB storage, you may not need a playlist. However, since the Kube2 can use up to 32GB of storage space, the lack of a playlist function could be a problem. The iPod Shuffle supports playlists with iTunes.

Although the Kube2 looks cute and unique, it feels or may look a bit odd in pants or shirt pockets because of its shape.

The earphone design is another minor drawback. The earplugs did not seem to fit properly, and the flat earphone wire felt just slightly too noticeable when worn inside a shirt.

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