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Trio - Stealth Lite 4GB* MP3 Player - Black

Model: TRIO43MID40CSKU: 7561112

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 215 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for a hacker, not so good for consumers

    Posted
    Anonymous

    So I pick this tablet up on a whim for saving battery on my main phone and tablet for light tasks. Returned 1. Both units had non-working speakers. Come to find out from the second unit, this is due to 1 of many software glitches I found. They are numerous in this tablet, but controllable or removable with some hacking skills and extreme patience. The interface is ugly and makes the DPI look even lower than it is(120). So I took the plunge and rooted it and started hacking away at it, not wanting my money wasted and to prove a point. Most these tablets have capable hardware but awful software. First thing I did was install Play Store and Apex launcher-ahhh the interface is no longer making my eyes bleed and I could get down to hacking. Long story short, I was able to make the glitches not bothersome or eliminate them. I hacked to reverse the virtual internal SD(less than 1 GB usable space and where games insist on storing their data(hint, use this area as virtual RAM to soup up the memory)) with an external SD card. For those with speaker trouble, I know this is hackish, but clear dalvik cache, force media audio routing to speaker except with plug-in detection, and force to mono channel upon plug-out detection. Do NOT install Titanium Backup. I heard of audio problems with it, but this is the first I experienced it on my devices. Nowadays, it makes a great portable gaming platform for me. The screen is decent, not great, but looks good with games. Could be better for reading but it is just great for games. The sound quality is very good, even without the DSP I threw in for good measure. The hardware is made pretty well and has stood up to many hours of gaming. All in all, a great result of a hacking project for $50 at retail that can provide countless hours of entertainment when the hacking is finally over. But non tech-savvy consumers, stay far far away. I am experienced at hacking Androids and this one was a huge project for me to make into something good. But in the end, it was well worth it. A tablet I only paid $40 for on sale and can show off my games side by side with my friends' ipads who blush when they hear how much this tablet costs(with impressive CPU/GPU performance for the price). I would recommend it for a hacking project, but not for out of box use. Hence, the 1 star rating on ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice android mp3 player

    Posted
    GalacticCook

    The Trio Stealth Lite 4 gig. This is just an Android tablet with a smaller screen. Sound quality is good and the mp3 player app is preinstalled and includes a five band equalizer with shuffle and other options. Plays HD video smoothly in most popular formats. Video player is pre installed. Also preinstalled.. Flash player, adobe reader, an internet browser, widgets, you tube, ereader, email clients, gmail, office suite and more. I installed Winamp, firefox browser, and Angry birds space. All work smoothly. Had to go to third party sites, no google play, to get these apk files to install but that is the only catch for software. Amazon app store is installed by default. Camera is only a 640x480 pixel resolution in camera and camcorder mode so it's only good for a quick simple shot. Built in speaker is fairly loud. Includes a microphone and works for search. Usb connects to any standard pc and shows up a standard drive(s). No special drivers needed. Great for browsing You Tube videos. Wireless connection was simple to setup with no connectivity problems on a dedicated line. Some people seem to get connection drops on big downloads but I suspect they are using a cell phone connection. The player is advertized at 4 gigs but there will only be about 2 gigs of free space on the tablet so you will need a micro-sd card for larger libraries. Familiar android interface. The only thing that doesn't function is the file encryption. The buttons are there for that but it just blocks endlessly and you will have to cycle the power to end the green android. The passworded screen lock does work however! Nice player slash tablet for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The internet connection is poor and tablet is slow

    Posted
    LorenzoLolo
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    If it hadn't been for Best Buy's great customer service in allowing me to return the items (I bought two - one for me and one for my girlfriend# after the 15-day return policy had passed in exchange for an item of equal value, this would have been even more worse than it turned out to be. I bought this tablet with the main purpose of using the mp3 feature, while jogging. I could have very well used my smart phone, but I wanted a device that would be just for listening to music while I jogged.. I decided I would buy the Trio since it also could function as a mini-tablet. Turned out it could easily break as I dropped it by accident and the little buttons at the top fell off, but the main issue was that it could barely load web pages. I tried to download apps off the Amazon app store and no Instagram was there. The icon for Google play wasn't on the desktop, which has Instgram in the app store. When I finally got onto Google Play, the instagram couldn't even install. It was a nightmare getting anything to install on the device. I even tried going to different homes of family and friends to see if my wireless connection was the issue. When I contacted tech support via their online forum, they replied once and started the process of helping and then never replied to my subsequent messages. It's been a week almost and I haven't heard from them. Finally, I went back to Best Buy and it turned out my window to return the product had come and gone. Thank God, the customer service rep allowed me to exchange the products (remember I had two items) for items of equal value. When I went looking for a replacement mp3 player, it turned out they had discontinued selling any mp3 player except iPods. So, I was lucky to find two Seagate 500GB hard drives that were on sale for $59.99 each. The same amount I spent on the Trio. I ended up getting these items instead. I figured it would be better to just use my smart phone as an mp3 player and get the hard drives as I could make better use of them as I am always saving files and maybe I could use it in my car as a drive to play music cuz my car has a USB port. I'll see how that goes. Worse case, I'll just use my smart phone as I stated. DO NOT WASTE your time with this mini-tablet called the Trio. It is horrible!!! Thank God again for Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great mini tablet and music player

    Posted
    NRDisciple
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    This mini tablet works well as an android tablet. Most functionality is present and the item is priced extremely well. It is plagued with a few issues as follows 1) Battery Life - You can get a good 4-5 hours out of the tablet before you have to plug it in. Having a charger handy for either car or wall should help. 2) Screen sensitivity - this isn't an android phone. The tablet has some lag upon touching the screen. Practice until you find how the screen works for you 3) Speaker - it sounds almost as if it's non-existent. The speaker volume is so low that it begs you to plug in a headset or a speaker system into the tablet. 4) No google play store - If this is an android tablet, then it should have the google play store. The amazon app store is not a great substitute. Short of rooting and side-loading the play store apk, you are required to make an amazon account. 5) The camera is horrendous 6) Sound quality is fine for mp3s/aac.... not great, but good for casual listening. The positives include the fact that it is android and customizable. Still, for the money, you can't beat this tablet as a music player. It plays many file formats and is versatile. Expandable memory makes the shortcoming of the 4GB built in storage more palatable. Stick a 32GB microSD card in and enjoy. I still recommend it with a few caveats. 1) headphones / speaker system for listening 2) keep this thing plugged in or a charger handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a decent device

    Posted
    Tylerandmoroll

    So I was able to get a pretty good amount of money for my birthday. I needed a new mp3 and thought this thing looked pretty awesome and It had more to it especially for just $60. I was not unhappy at all. I honestly love this device. Youtube videos run very smoothly and run perfectly in HD. If you buy a micro-SD card with this (Recommended, otherwise you're dealing with about 2GB of memory not 4 due to the software) you will have more freedom with adding music and adding movies, and sound quality with listening to music through headphones is really good. My only complaints are that when turning it on, even just turning it on from being locked and using it. Within 3 minutes the back of it on one side can get very warm fast. It doesn't get burning hot but it gets quite warm making you wonder if it's running too much. The battery life is decent if you're just listening to music, but doing anything else on it can seriously run it down. One last thing that really bugs me is you can not change the volume if the device was locked. My Iphone and my old mp3 I had both did this. But with this device, you actually have to unlock it to change the volume which can be very tedious but other than that I really like the device and would recommend this if you plan to just listen to music and occasionally watch videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    AllieCat1984

    I got this for my niece's birthday as her first "starter" tablet. The price was reasonable and I got the protection plan for it. Thankfully I did purchase the protection plan because after only having it for 3 months it quit charging completely and would not turn on at all. As such I got a replacement. After I got the replacement it I wanted to see how the tablet was running since she wanted me to download Minecraft for her. First of all, the camera is about useless, it has no flash and the photos come out terribly blurry. Second, the sound is so quiet you can't even hear anything even if its at the full volume... the speaker must be the smallest speaker ever because I can hear a mouse over the tablet! Finally, the speed is just slow -- and my expectations were pretty low for this thing because of the price but I guess they should have been lower, even on a WIFI connection it seemed to be moving at a snails pace. It felt like I was on dial-up and I'm not really sure why but everything that I tried to open seemed to take an eternity to load. If I could take it back and get a new one I would spend the extra $30 and get one that actually works.Try again TRIO I'll never purchase another product from them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive Android Device

    Posted
    Rembrandt
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    I must preface this review by stating that I think a $59 android device with a touch screen is amazing in itself. You must also realize that for that price you should not be expecting a Samsung Note. I have found the device acceptable for checking my email, listening to MP3s, and playing an android game or two - such as Angry Birds. Many of my android apps simply will not run on this device so do not expect every app to perform on the Trio. If you want a little MP3 / Angry Bird player with photo and video capabilities for your child, or a little backup device for yourself to check the mail and peek at the internet or even watch a You Tube video, you may be satisfied. If you are looking for a powerful android device, you should look elsewhere, and expect to pay considerably more. I love gadgets and find it a fun device but would hate to ever rely on it as my primary unit. My suggestion is that if you are interested, buy it, try it, and return it if it does not meet your needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Hulk701

    I like this product. I paid $65 for it at Bestbuy. I've had it for about six months. I use it mostly to play Pandora and stored music. When I work out at the YMCA. It works fine. I had a problem once when I accidentally pressed the entire touch screen. I had to reset it with a pin manually. After that it worked great. Pros: It can expand with an SD card up to 32GB. I play all sorts of movies and songs with it. I can shuffle tracks. I can play netflix and hulu. with a wifi connection. I can talk to it and ask Google for information. I can expand the keyboard in case the letters are too small. Lots of tools including text messaging and camera. I can recharge it from another computer or directly from AC. I can transfer files with USB. Cons: You need a fairly strong wifi with this and battery life is short, 4.5 hrs. Don't use it as a Kindle because the letters are too small to be read easily. No telephone. Other than that I love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Definitely not name brand

    Posted
    CarpenterFan
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    This is the second one I have had. I have mixed feelings about this product. Had a couple of issues along the way, but thankfully I purchased the ext warranty that BB offers and traded it in. Lasted almost a year without major issues until the last month or two. Got it primarily for music. I wanted more than just a simple mp3 player, but did not want to dish out the money for anything apple. Pros: Nice size to fit in a pocket. If you know Android, you can work this thing. Simple. Customizable with icons, background images etc. Will dl e-mail files like documents and view-able with pre-loaded software.. Has alarm. Pretty good battery. Slot for ext memory. Micro SD. Cons: Not sealed at all. The unit got dust in it almost right away. Very annoying since this is a touch screen. Bluetooth is disabled. The headphone jack. Somehow the sound coming from headphones started sounding tinny. Camera is not good quailty at all. I see this model being dced and outdated any time now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad For Price Point

    Posted
    WorkFamilyAndTechGuy
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    Recently bought to take on an 7 day cruise since I didn't want to take my cell on the trip and wanted to only check emails when wifi was available at the ports. It helped pass the time when the weather wasn't the greatest and we stayed in the room. Does a pretty good job with games and most android apps. Sound was pretty good. Played Netflix well. Plays music well through external speaker. The battery life is pretty good for price point. All book reading programs I tried worked. At some points, it didn't charge fully so had to charge twice sometimes. The time reset was annoying. During the time we didn't have wifi and I turned it off, it went back to 1/1/1970 no matter what I tried so can't trust for time at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids.

    Posted
    BigBito
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    I purchased this mini tablet for my step son because we needed something to help him track his diabetes readings. It is the best piece of equipment you will ever find for that price. It has a very responsive touch screen, doesn't freeze up or overload itself easily, and the memory is easily expandable. Plays MP4 videos with no problem. * Screen resolution leaves a little to be desired. *This doesn't come with Google Play Store, it instead comes with Amazon App Store. It works, but I personally prefer Google Play. *For some reason, it loses track of time. We have to go into the Settings and adjust the time before adding the diabetic reading since it uses the System Time to make a graph. . Other than those three points, this is an amazing tablet that is well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but limited use

    Posted
    HuntedLocations
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    I purchased the Trio - Stealth Lite to stream music, specifically from the IHeart Radio App, which I was unable to do, because the App in not compatible with this device. It does however, have Pandora, which worked well. It does not have Google Play, and not all Apps are available for this device. It is certainly limited in use and what you can do with it. As an MP3 player, it is good, but if you need it to do other things, you will need to step up in to a tablet. The unit has a slot for an SD card which expands the capacity, which you will need, as the internal memory is ties up with pre-loaded Apps, which I couldn’t uninstall. In the end, I returned this item in favor of a tablet; as I need it to do more than it was capable of doing. Evaluate your needs – this is sold as an MP3, which it handles well, however, if you want to do more, you may need a better device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MP3 & Mini Tablet in One! Amazing!

    Posted
    WikkedSkye
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    Bought this for my older teen son for Christmas. He loves it! It is android based (you get google play store apps) and connects to wi-fi. The screen is large enough he can see things easily, but the overall device is small enough he can easily carry it around when he goes hiking, bike riding, or fishing. It also has a microSD card slot which will take up to a 32GB card, so lots of space for music and anything else he wants. He has used it to run skype when he plays his online game on the computer and says it works great for that. He did get different headphones for it, as the ones they come with (like with any other MP3 player) are not the greatest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    top value buy

    Posted
    drobertson

    Excellent device for money. It was a bit cheaper at my BB but still. Removable storage is amazing in an mp3 player. Add 32 GB SDs any time. Saves a ton. Capacitive screen is noticeably not as nice asthetically as resistive but functionally it's great and saves battery. Android better than iOS by leaps and bounds. Widgets, customization and all around more functional. Quit that i-store stuff. This plays any media file. Probably wouldn't recommend for heavy movie watching. Just not pretty enough picture. At this price though you can't buy something as good for music. Wish it had Bluetooth but that's a small sacrifice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bought for mp3 playback, fills that role well

    Posted
    Gator11
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    I wanted to replace a worn out mp3 player, and found this mini-tablet billed as one...and it really has a good sound quality on earphones, not so much on built in speaker. Very easy to navigate to play music, and allows for sorting by artist, by category, or by title. This particular player resets to January, 1979 everytime it is powered off, not so hot, but I can deal with that. What I do not like is that while it is Android, it is not compatible with Google Play store for their apps. Some apps I like are just not available in the App stores they promote. I've kept it simply because I really the functionality of the mp3 player.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Completely satisfied

    Posted
    leruva
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased this item for myself, wanting a product that gives me more options than my current mp3 player. I have been completely satisfied with this product and it was very affordable. My only complaint would be that I have not been able to find a case for it because of it's small, compact size. On a side note: My son ended up getting one because I was so happy with mine. In 2 days, I made 3 trips exchanging his Trio. The first one had a display issue and the 2nd one had problems with the touch screen. I felt really lucky to have had no issues with mine and I'm happy to report that his 3rd attempt at getting one that works was successful and he is very happy with his also!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap in more ways than one

    Posted
    mrnizegy45
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    I got this from my lady as a birthday present. I hadn't had an mp3 player in a year so I was anxious to try it out for that and the networking capabilities. It worked as advertised for about 3days when I dropped it from about knee high. It practically exploded into 6 pieces! Two of which I never found (important buttons). I took it back and used the replacement ($16.00) replacement plan she bought to give it another try. This time, the device never synched up with my computer. There was no power adapter provided, so the only way to charge it is to connect it with the network cable provided. The battery charges, but no info transfer. BIG, FAT, FAIL. I got my (her) money back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Versatile while it works

    Posted
    Yorfan
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    The good: Internet works great, not very complicated to use, can play mp4s, allows mini sd expansion. The bad: The speaker quality is painfully bad. My (cheap) phone has a better speaker. The screen scratches easily. It says 4gb, but it won't let you put more than 1.5gb of music on it. The terrible: The screen breaks very, very easily. Any pressure beyond a gentle brush with your finger risks it fracturing. The verdict: Don't bother unless you're going to be super careful. Never put it in your pocket, never let the kids touch it, and never press on the screen- only very gentle taps (Although that may scratch it anyway if you have calloused hands).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good "backup" device

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    I got this device to use as a MP3 player mainly, but soon realized that it could do way more. I now use it in tandem with my smartphone; some may say that this is redundant, but they don't understand the value of being able to keep your $600+ cell phone in your pocket when you just want to putz around with apps to kill time. Yes, the device would be better with at least a Dual Core processor and 1 GB of RAM, but then the price would be too close to a budget smartphone (and carrying two phones might be a tad silly).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't transfer music from your computer

    Posted
    DragonNimf
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    My husband I and I purchased this with the intent to use it as our main mp3 player for our motorcycle. I have many Galaxy products and thought how easy this would be to use since I am already familiar with them, and the camera was a plus. I have loved them all...until this one. When I attached the tablet to our computer I was not able to find it as a "drive" but only as a "device" . There was no way to transfer my music from the computer to it. Extra frustrated because we just purchased it after spending 30 minutes with a sales rep telling him what we wanted. Taking it back and getting a regular mp3 player that I can transfer my music to.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend