I must say that I feel old fashioned to still be using a portable CD player more than my MP3 player, but when a product is this good its hard to let go!
I bought this walkman back in 2002 and it was one of the best purchases I have ever made! It has traveled half way around the world with me (literally) and used on numerous trips around Canada and it is still working perfectly.
The great thing about the CD player is its simple interface. All the buttons are on the face of the CD player so you don't have to fumble around the side looking for the volume control. The CD player also has a repeat, hold, shuffle, and a program function which allows you to pick and choose the songs you want to listen to, and in what order you want to listen to them.
The battery life of the CD player is about 20 hours which is more than adequate when you are traveling; it also comes with an adapter that can plug into any wall socket. A car charger is also available but you have to buy it separately. The greatest feature of this the G protection. This prevents the CD from skipping when you are moving the CD player around. I often take the CD player with me when I cycle, just put it in my backpack and it plays to perfection with zero skipping.
While many people are very happy with using their MP3 players I take pride in the fact that I bought this CD player 6 years ago and it is still running perfectly. I'd use this CD player over an MP3 player any day, even if I have to lug around 100 CD’s with me wherever I go.