I've purchased this CD player about 3 month agos, and it still works great, and If you wanna here your CD right now then you should get this CD player because for the price and you can't go wrong. The CD player is very portable you can put it in your bag to carry around, or you can carry it in your hand, no more needing to carry a boom box. The CD player included 2 AA batteries and headphones. This CD goes up to 60 seconds skip protection. But the problem with this CD player is the headphones because if you play you music just a little high people from the outside of the headphones can hear the music pretty good and this is not a good thing, it is not that the headphones sound quality is bad it is just that it can the very loud music disturb some people like at school, or even walking outside listening to music. So I would recommond buying another pair of headphones if you plan to get this CD player, because I would guess that you would not want people complaining about your music being to loud or do you.