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Transcend T.Sonic 840 review | Conclusion

Published on: Tuesday, March 25th 2008                   Written by: Ralf Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Transcend T.Sonic Radio

Transcend T.Sonic Radio

Transcend T.Sonic 840 E-Book

The Radio menu lets you set a maximum of 20 preset channels. The sound of the radio is fine and it looks good. The frequency is shown in a bar and additionally digitally at the bottom. The volume of the Transcend 840 player can also be turned up high and the quality remains excellent. The E-book is a different function all together; text files can be rendered here. A very simple function but it could come in handy one day.

Transcend MP4 player

Transcend MP4 player

Transcend T.Sonic 840 Settings

All settings, like language, can be adjusted in the menu Setting. You can change settings here related to the sound, such as an equalizer and the quality of the voice recordings. Also sleep mode and screen saver can be set here and the time a photo is rendered when playing a slideshow. Furthermore time / date settings and radio settings can be adjusted in this menu.

 

Transcend MP3 Conclusion

T he T.Sonic 840 is available for around 75 Euros. This is not a lot of money for a media player offering the possibilities that the Transcend TSonic 840 offers and 4GB of internal memory. In my opinion a rather large amount of functions is not completely well-refined such as the Pictures menu. Sometimes it takes more than 20 seconds before a picture is fully rendered. Voice recordings have a lot of noise to them. At times navigating through the menu turns out different than what you were expecting. Even after playing with this multimedia player for a while navigation keeps causing problems. It just isn't happening flawless and that doesn't add to the user-friendliness of the Transcend Sonic 840. The quality and scratchproof monitor on the other hand are of high quality and also the design does not leave anything to wish for. The volume range is great; a very loud sound comes from the T-Sonic 840 multimedia player when the volume is turned up. Despite a few plus points and a price that is very nice for the amount of functions the device is offering, I can't recommend this media player.

Transcend T.Sonic 840 review

I wouldn't advise you against buying it either, but for a few more bucks you can buy a multimedia player with the same functionalities and a lot more user-friendly.

 

Transcend protection pouch

Transcend protection pouch

Positives [+]

• Volume range
• Solid design
• Price

Transcend Stereo head jack

Transcend Stereo head jack

Negatives [-]

• Loading pictures takes a long time
• Flawed navigation
• Not user-friendly

Transcend earphones

Transcend earphones

Review score %

• Score 60%
• Average

 
 
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