As you can see by the images that the MP3 player comes in one of those nearly impossible to open plastic cases. It showcases the MP3 player well. I suggest using a sharp box cutter and run it along the edges to open it, taking care not to cut into the cardboard backing lest you cut the booklet inside and damage the program CD. The plastic casing is very sharp when cut, so take some care, don’t just rip into the sucker or you’ll end up with a really nasty slash or two.
The player is small, but not extremely small because of all the features it contains. On the end there is a removable cap that blends in, hiding the USB port plug-in. The backside is where you can insert extra memory for the player, though the player comes with 256 MB built in. All buttons are small but not so tiny that they are difficult to use.
To turn on the player you just push the top button, which is also the stop button. Play and pause is the bottom button, and to sort through your play list you push up or down on the joystick. Pushing left or right on the joystick will turn the volume up or down. Press the joystick in and it brings up the menu.