Sometimes you can buy a cheap, white-box device and find it’s better than the brand name item.
On the other hand, sometimes you can buy a Sly Electronics SL014G MP3 player.
That dies a few days after the 90-day warranty runs out.
That has an extensive, useless UI crammed in to a micro-sized screen – but no shuffle function.
Whose battery doesn’t last long.
That forgets where it is in the playlist whenever it’s plugged in to a USB power source. Or something.
That, perhaps like all non-Sony devices, takes a loooong time to skip to the next song.
Oh well. Better luck next time.