The standards colours for this model are shocking pink and white, as such it is more likely to appeal to girls. It is suitable for children of a range of ages, although clearly not for very young children. Being small and portable makes it very suitable for children's bedrooms.
The CD player will not only play standard CDs but will also play CD-R and CD-RW discs, so you create your own mix of music to suit your mood. Also it includes a shuffle, programme and repeat modes to allow you play your tracks in the order that you want. So what you could do, for example, is to have it play a bedtime story, or quiet relaxing music at bedtime, and then it will turn itself off when it has finished.
The Philips AZ202C/05 includes an AM/FM radio with aerial and MP3 link so that you can play music from your MP3 device. It requires 6 LR14 batteries (not supplied) or it can be plugged into the mains via the AC power cord that is provided.
From a sound point of view it has feature known as "dynamic bass boost". What this means is that the bass is boosted according to volume in order to compensate for the fact that the lower tone levels tend to be lost at lower volumes. This makes for much improved sound quality across the volume range.
You will find that this unit will not play as loudly as some other boomboxes that are on the market. Some people may find this to be a drawback, but personally where children are concerned I consider this to be a good thing.
This CD player is well built and will generally withstand children's use. The controls are also easy to use.
Overall, the Philips AZ202C/05 is a great choice of CD player for children offering affordability and decent playback, as well as being well made. The strong colours (which admittedly will appeal more to girls) and its portability make it an ideal choice.
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