Playaway The self-playing digital audio book review

October 31, 2006 at 7:40 pm 6 comments


Reviewed by K.C. KIm

Finally an easy way to listen to audio books. No more lugging around multiple cds or cassettes and downloading audio books that can’t be shared with others. Playaway Digital has created an easy way to listen and share audio books.


Included with the Playaway player is earphones, lanyard, AAA Batery already installed, user guide, as well as a One Year Limited Warranty.


The Playaway digital audio book is a mp3 player that is preloaded with your favorite book. I chose Stephen King’s The Cell. As you can see in the picture the player includes the cover art on one side and controls on the other.

The Device is powered by one AAA battery that will last 12 hours.

The Playaway digital audio book is solid product and is convenient to use. The main issue I have with this device is that the price is a bit high. If this device has any future it should be price around $15-$20 range. And I’m sure it would be a hot seller at a bookstore, airport, or anywhere you need to pass the time.

Rating 8.5 out 10

For purchasing click HERE


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christopher Celeste  |  November 1, 2006 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for the review. We’ve worked hard to create a product that is simple to use and easy to share. That said, we’re constantly trying to improve the experience and look forward to ALL suggestions to improve the listening experience.

    Regarding the price, we’re working hard on various fronts to keep bringing the price down. In fact, in November we’ll be launching a new service called RePlay where customers can return an old Playaway and we’ll reload it w/ a new title for 1/2 price – hence, RePlay.

    Again, thanks!

  • 2. Peter  |  January 12, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Brilliant Website. Please take a look at my website. Let me know what you think.
    Maybe you will link to it…Thank You.

  • 3. bizace  |  January 28, 2007 at 9:29 am

    great read over here.
    check a great audio books site:

  • 4. Rolf - Audio Books Fan  |  February 14, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    That’s a discovery for me. Ithink that this might be convenient if you are just a one-off listener. If you however are a regular audio book listener, what are you going to do with all these MP3 players?? Not very economical.
    I prefer the business model we have: Get yourself the audio player you like and then download the audio books directly from the internet. Costs less, and leaves you with much less hardware…

    Audio Books Corner

  • 5. Canon Camera Bag :  |  October 31, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    most of the time i listen to audiobooks while surfing the net, i love to multitask he he `

  • 6. Blank Fax Cover Sheet  |  November 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    i love to listen on audiobooks while travelling on a bus, i could learn a lot from it while travelling ~-,


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