Review & Give-Away: Nextar Ribbit MP3 Player

Thursday, July 02, 2009

I am MP3 Player deficient. I have an IPod, but I always ask my husband to upload music for me. Honestly, I just need something super easy to use. Meet Ribbit. Ribbit is an adorable, easy MP3 Player that I can easily upload MP3 files to.

There aren't too many buttons on the Ribbit to confuse a user, whether they are 30 (me), 6 (my nephew)or 50+ (my parents)! One Ribbit eyeball controls the volume. The other eyeball lets you move through the uploaded music. There is an M on its side for the Menu. The top is where you plug in your earphones. The bottom is where you put the USB cord to transfer music onto the MP3 player or charge it. It takes 3 hours to fully charge. There is also a play/pause button right over his mouth. The Ribbit's mouth also acts as an LCD screen.

To upload music onto Ribbit, I began by downloading some techno music onto my computer from a CD. Then I plugged in the Ribbit. It opened a Removable Disk folder. I then copied the music to this folder. That simple!

Now, I am ready to listen to music. I simply press the play/pause button to turn it on. That same button turns it off again. Once it is on, I can press the M button, turn the right eye and select the music option. Music starts playing. Remember, the right eye lets me move through the different tracks. Using the menu, I can also choose to play all tracks, play one track, repeat the tracks over and over or play all tracks in a certain folder. I can even view the track information of a song as it is playing -like the playing time and track number.

Honestly, one of the coolest features is the Voice Recording. I don't think my IPod ever did that? Here I just turn the Ribbit's right eye again and push the M to enter record mode. I press the play/pause button to start recording. I play the M button to stop recording. And to listen to my recordings, I just select the voice recording from the folder.


Cool Features of the Ribbit include:
  • Folder Navigation
  • Voice Recorder - Way cool, so you can leave notes to yourself on the run!
  • SRS WOW Surround Sound
  • Built-in Rechargeable battery
  • Customized Settings - like increasing the contrast on the LCD
  • Removable Storage Device
  • Backlight
  • 1 GB, approximately 500 sounds
  • high-speed USB 2.0 interface for fast file transfer

Honestly, this Ribbit is so easy to use, I was able to figure it out without directions. Do I suggest that before use? No... but my husband unpackaged it and I have no clue where he put them. Neither does he. It does help that I can download the Ribbit manual from Nextar.

There is no age recommendation from what I can tell. They prefer that you don't give this to children under 3, since it may pose a hazard with small parts and the headphone/USB wires. Here my son is listening under supervision. I think it's perfect for tweens, teens and moms.

I only wish it had a clip, so I could attach it to my shirt or pants. Otherwise, it's completely cool and cute!

It comes in a rainbow of colors! Mine is a classic green, but you can also find Ribbit in pink, black, or blue. He is pretty compact, measuring 1.5 x 1.27 x .93 inches. You can find it at Target, Toy 'R Us and Amazon. It has a MSRP of $24.99. It would be a great stocking stuffer for the holidays.

One buzz reader will have an opportunity to win a Ribbit MP3 Player in Green. To enter, visit Nextar and tell me what other item catches your eye.

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  1. Julie said...

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  2. Julie said...

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  3. Sylvia said...

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  4. Sylvia said...

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  5. cdziuba said...

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  6. cdziuba said...

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  9. cdziuba said...

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  11. Laura Worley said...

    MA588 - New Fashion MP3 Player

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  13. Kim said...

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  15. Courtney said...

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  17. peg42 said...

    The Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker really looks interesting. Love this idea.
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  18. peg42 said...

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  19. Mamushi Love said...

    I like the MA588F-200S MP3 Player.

  20. Amanda said...

    I might be old school but I like the Multimedia Projector...that would be so cool for family movie nights.

  21. Amanda said...

    And I am a subscriber

  22. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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  24. Heather said...

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  25. Heather said...

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  26. Heather said...

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  27. Heather said...

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  28. Kia89 said...

    I like the digital photo frame.
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  29. Beth said...

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  30. Beth said...

    I'm a subscriber.

  31. throuthehaze said...

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  33. throuthehaze said...

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  36. valerie2350 said...

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  39. Susan M. Heim said...

    I'd also love to have one of the digital photo frames. I don't have one yet!

  40. valerie2350 said...

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  41. Susan M. Heim said...

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  43. Susan M. Heim said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

  44. Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

    Please enter me in the contest. I visited the website, and I particularly like floating waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Let's just say we've come a long way since the days of a boom box by the pool that had to be the size of a mini van to work properly!

    My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com. Thanks!

  45. Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

    I have subscribed to your blog via Google Reader. My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com. Thanks!

  46. susan said...

    The N3-505 - 3.5" Digital Photo Frame also caught my eye!

  47. susan said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/2447376395

  48. susan said...

    I'm a subscriber.

  49. Anonymous said...

    I LIKE THE N1-513 DIGITAL PHOTO KEYCHAIN {HEART}

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  50. Anonymous said...

    already a subscriber.

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  51. clenna said...

    I would love to have the digital photo frame.

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  52. clenna said...

    I subscribe via email

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  53. Anonymous said...

    I love the Widescreen MP4 Player!

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  54. cstironkat said...

    I would like the 43NT - 4.3 Navigation System so I don't get lost anymore.

  55. Anonymous said...

    I like the waterproof bluetooth speaker.

    Sarah Elyce
    eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

  56. Anonymous said...

    I also subscribe via e-mails.

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  57. Tj and Amy said...

    I also love the N3-505 - 3.5" Digital Photo Frame amsbolda@hotmail.com

  58. Tj and Amy said...

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  59. Tj and Amy said...

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  60. Tj and Amy said...

    I have your button. amsbolda@hotmail.com

  61. Tj and Amy said...

    tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com
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  62. Cindy B. of Montana said...

    I also like the MA809 series : Widescreen MP4 Player.

  63. Cindy B. of Montana said...

    follow you on twitter (sendtocindy) and tweeted.
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  64. Cindy B. of Montana said...

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  65. Cindy B. of Montana said...

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  66. Night Owl Mama said...

    MA809 series : Widescreen MP4 Player definitely a eye catcher

  67. Night Owl Mama said...

    http://twitter.com/Nightowlmama/status/2450214010
    I follow and tweet
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  68. Night Owl Mama said...

    I subscribed to Emails

  69. Kristy said...

    I think the Digital Heart keychain is really cute!

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  70. Kristy said...

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  71. Kristy said...

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  72. makeetis said...

    I like the Q4-MD - 4.3" Navigation System.
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  73. KristiLynn said...

    MA589 - Ribbit MP3 Player is to cute!
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  74. blabla3269 said...

    this is the cutest thing I have ever seen
    would love the waterproof speaker as well

  75. 1agordon said...

    The Widescreen MP4 Player.

  76. Katie said...

    I like the waterproof bluetooth speakers - perfect for the pool!

  77. Katie said...

    I have your button.

  78. moushka said...

    My 3yo daughter would love this!

    I also like the Q4-MD - 4.3" Navigation System.

  79. moushka said...

    Subscriber!

  80. Katie74 said...

    I like the 4.3 Navigation System with Free Live Traffic

  81. Katie74 said...

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  82. Katie74 said...

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  83. Katie74 said...

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  84. smdrm said...

    I like the K40 - 4" Portable Media Player

  85. oceanrena said...

    I like the MA809 - Widescreen MP4 Player.

  86. rayreadb said...

    The MA809 Mp4 player.

  87. maweisberg said...

    i want to win

  88. Ellen C. said...

    I like the N7-204 7" digital photo frame. Thanks for the chance.

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  89. Ellen C. said...

    I'm a subscriber.

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  90. mmentor said...

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  91. denyse said...

    I'd love the Q4-MD - 4.3" Navigation System.

  92. Miranda said...

    the N1-102 - Key Chain Digital Photo Frame

  93. CrazyDaisy said...

    I like the M3-01 - 3.5" Navigation System GPS.

  94. EDRing said...

    I've been wanting to get a digital photo frame for my husbands desk at work. The N3-505 - 3.5" Digital Photo Frame would be perfect.

    Ellen
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  95. mogrill said...

    I like the waterproof bluetooth speaker!! Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

  96. VickeC said...

    Q4-MD - 4.3" Navigation System GPS

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  97. VickeC said...

    I follow on twitter an tweeted;vickiecouturierhttp://bit.ly/OAH5i
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  98. VickeC said...

    I am a subscriber

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  99. Felicity said...

    I would love to have the 7" Digital Photo Frame (Wood).

  100. lisagee1234 said...

    The T30 / T30-4BL - 3.5" Portable Media Player would be nice to have.

  101. lisagee1234 said...

    tweet/follow

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  102. roswello said...

    I like the waterproof blue tooth speaker , with kids waterproof is GREAT

  103. roswello said...

    i am a subscriber

  104. roswello said...

    i follow

  105. roswello said...

    i have your button

  106. JenOms said...

    I like the digital photo key chains.

  107. Anonymous said...

    I like the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker.
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  108. Katie74 said...

    following on twitter and tweeted
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  109. Leona P said...

    I like the K40 - 4" Portable Media Player

  110. judybrittle said...

    I really like the Christmas Ornament red Digital Photo Frame. That is really great!

  111. judybrittle said...

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/2476339259

  112. judybrittle said...

    I'm a subscriber.

  113. LeBizyB said...

    I also like the GPS - Q4-MD - 4.3" Navigation System

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  114. LeBizyB said...

    Blogged about it w/links

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  115. LeBizyB said...

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  116. LeBizyB said...

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  117. wooby3 said...

    I love the N1-102 - Key Chain Digital Photo Frame!

  118. sweetsue said...

    I also like the N3-505 - 3.5" Digital Photo Frame!
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  119. sweetsue said...

    I have your button on my sidebar.
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  120. rayreadb said...

    The K40 media player

  121. oneinamil23 said...

    love this:
    NS-BT007 - Waterproof
    Bluetooth Speaker

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  122. oneinamil23 said...

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  123. oneinamil23 said...

    i follow via google reader

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  124. Life Is A SandCastle said...

    So cute they have a camo mp3
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    I love a mp3, never had one.
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  125. Life Is A SandCastle said...

    I have the mom buzz button.
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  126. Life Is A SandCastle said...

    RSS feed subscriber, thanks for extra chance.
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  127. carolyn said...

    I also love the waterproof stereo speaker.

  128. carolyn said...

    I love the green ribbit. I subscribe via email.

  129. carolyn said...

    I am a follower.

  130. Hotsnotty2 said...

    I love the Widescreen MP4 Player! Thanks!

  131. Nia said...

    the PORTABLE MULTI-MEDIA PLAYER caught my eye.

  132. Purplepixiepop said...

    These are adorable! I also love the MA809 - Widescreen MP4 Player! :)

  133. Purplepixiepop said...

    I subscribe

  134. Purplepixiepop said...

    I follow

  135. Anonymous said...

    Shirley
    Looking to win this for Granddaughter's Christmas Present
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  136. amywarren said...

    i love the angel digital photo frame.

  137. amywarren said...

    i subscribe.

  138. Danielle L said...

    I would love to have the N10W-400 - 10.4" Digital Photo Frame!

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  139. Danielle L said...

    I Follow on twitter and tweeted- http://twitter.com/DanielleLo/status/2523676543

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  140. Danielle L said...

    I am an email subscriber!

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  141. shiloh said...

    I would so love the Q4-MD 4.3" Navigation System.

  142. Sadiana! said...

    Another item that caught my eye is the RPF / MF - 1.5" Digital Photo Frame, particularly the one that looks like a freaky alien, haha. I'd stick that in my living room, and watch people's reaction to it.

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  143. Sadiana! said...

    I blogged about this contest (with required links). You can find it here:

    http://postedcontests.blogspot.com/2009/07/nextar-ribbit-mp3-player.html

    Thanks for the extra entry!
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  144. TheAngelForever said...

    The Q4-MD - 4.3" Navigation System looks great. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  145. TheAngelForever said...

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  146. TheAngelForever said...

    I also subscribe to your RSS feed

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  147. Anonymous said...

    The N7W-1BE - 7" Digital Photo Frame (Wood)
    catches my eye.

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  148. Anonymous said...

    e-mail subscriber
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  149. Carol EL said...

    The K40 - 4" Portable Media Player caught my eye. jelly15301@gmail.com

  150. Carol EL said...

    Yahoo reader subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

  151. Ulyssessgirl said...

    Aw, so cute!
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  152. Ulyssessgirl said...

    I'm following on Twitter (jawslovesbrody)
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  153. cawe07 said...

    They have quite a few things that I really liked but I would really like the Micro projecter. That would be perfect for our family outdoor movies.

  154. Anonymous said...

    I like the waterproof Bluetooth Speaker.

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  155. Anonymous said...

    I subscribe to the Mom Buzz via email.

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  156. Staci said...

    The Key Chain Digital Photo Frame looks great too!
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  157. Staci said...

    I have your button.
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  158. Staci said...

    And I subscribe.
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  159. one_lucky_mom said...

    Key Chain Digital Photo Frame

  160. one_lucky_mom said...

    your button is on my blog

  161. one_lucky_mom said...

    I subscribe

  162. singingserpent said...

    Widescreen MP4 Player

  163. Candie said...

    I like their Q4- MD navigation system. Thank you.

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  164. Kim said...

    My daughter would love that MP3 player! I could certainly use the Q4-MD 4.3" Navigation System. It would be so nice to have one of those!!!

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  165. Kim said...

    I twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/Kimmchic

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  166. Kim said...

    I subscribe

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  167. Kim said...

    Your button is on my blog

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  168. pixie13 said...

    NS-BT007 - Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

    HUGE fan of frogs; I really want to add this one to my collection!

  169. A. said...

    I like the N3-505 - 3.5" Digital Photo Frame, I've always wanted one of these, they are so easy to use and I love to see them at other houses. Thanks for the giveaway!

    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

  170. Anna SD and Dan D said...

    The Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker looks interesting. Thanks.

  171. Shooting Stars Mag said...

    Something else that caught my eye was the N1-501 - Digital Photo Keychain.

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  172. Shooting Stars Mag said...

    I also follow your blog.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  173. Kim said...
    This comment has been removed by the author.
  174. Egare1 said...

    I love their waterproof bluetooth speaker, it'd save me having to remember to carry everything in when the storms come!

  175. Egare1 said...

    I'm a subscriber!

  176. pierce said...

    I like the waterproof bluetooth speaker

  177. pierce said...

    I have your button http://beenamommy.blogspot.com

  178. pierce said...

    I'm an RSS subscriber

  179. jennem said...

    I like the N3-505 - 3.5" Digital Photo Frame
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  180. Kim said...
    This comment has been removed by the author.
  181. C said...

    The mobile DVD players caught my eye.
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  182. ohmmommy said...

    I keep hinting to my husband that I would like a digital frame, so the 7 or 8" would be awesome.

  183. ohmmommy said...

    I subscribe with reader.

  184. ohmmommy said...

    Have your button.

  185. ohmmommy said...

    I tweeted,

    http://twitter.com/ohmmommy/status/2695110222

  186. Amanda said...

    I love the waterproof bluetooth speaker. My kids are always in the pool or on the slip n side outside so it would be great to have one of these.

  187. jenbutterfly12 said...

    I like the 3.5" Digital Photo Frame.

    jenbutterfly12 at yahoo dot com

  188. jenbutterfly12 said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

  189. jenbutterfly12 said...

    Tweet, Tweet.

    http://twitter.com/jenbutterfly/status/2699079374

  190. idahomom said...

    MA588 - New Fashion MP3 Player

  191. Marianna said...

    I like the N3-505 digital photo frame

  192. sherri419 said...

    I would love to win this for my SO. He can't stand to listen to our teenager's music blaring thru the house. I can tune it out, but he hates it! I think the GPS Q4-MD - 4.3" Navigation System is super! Thanks!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  193. Heather said...

    HGPS35 - 3.5" Navigation System

  194. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    I like the N3-505 - 3.5" Digital Photo Frame

  195. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    Tweeted- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/2716152762

  196. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    I have your button

  197. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    Subscriber!

  198. crystal said...

    I have always wanted an MP3 player. I never saw Ribbit before..adorable!!
    I also think that a great step up would be the MA791-4BL / MA791-4BT - Digital MP3 Player;)
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

  199. Amy said...

    would love to get this for my mom: http://www.nextar.com/frontend/proddetail.asp?pn=N3-505&co=10000328

  200. Amy said...

    following you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/artemis432

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