Abbee Commercial-Free Music System Review

The Abbee with Portable Player
The Abbee with Portable Player
Record FM radio, cut out the commercials and DJ chatter, eliminate the songs you don’t like, and you are left with free music that you can enjoy. Add to that an included portable music player that you can use to listen to your music when you are on the go and you have quite a unique and useful device. It’s called “Abbee” and it is a squarish device that plays and records FM radio.

Abbee is like an FM radio in that you can listen to any station. It even has presets like most FM radios. In addition to her radio capabilities, however, Abbee also records music and cuts out the talking. Abbee delivers on her promise to cut out the commercials and the DJchatter . It works beautifully with only an occasional glitch when the DJ or commercial is set to music.

Abbee does everything automatically. It records and transfers music to the included music player without the user having to do anything. That is Abbee’s strong point, but it is also her weak point. You don’t have to do anything to get Abbee to perform admirably, but sometimes it is tough to figure out just what she is doing.

In any case, you simply hit a button to tell Abbee or the Music Lock portable player what songs you like and you want to keep. If you press and hold the same button, it tells Abbee that you don’t like a song and Abbee will immediately eliminate that song. You will wind up with your portable player filled with free music of your choosing.

If you want, you can also record talk radio, but that, unfortunately,  is limited to 30 minutes.

The Bottom Line

The price on the Abbee was recently reduced to $99 so don’t pay more.  At $99, Abbee is great for anyone who gets good reception on their favorite FM stations and doesn’t want to play around with transferring music to and from the computer. In fact, you don’t even need a computer to use the Abbee. There is no way to play selected songs, but it gives you free music of your liking without any muss or fuss.

The Good

  • Affordable
  • Provides no-cost music
  • No subscription fees
  • Does a very good job of removing DJ chatter and commercials
  • Built-in FM radio
  • Good speakers
  • Good portable player
  • Everything done automatically
  • No computer needed

The Bad

  • The confusing way music is recorded, deleted & saved
  • Music deleted from the Abbee when transferred to Music Lock
  • 30 minute maximum with on-demand recording
  • Once you have marked Favorites on the Abbee, you must plug in the Music Lock to save them or they may be overwritten
  • The requirement to plug in the Music Lock to save “Favorites” marked on the Abbee
  • No way to see the amount of music recorded
  • No way to select songs to play


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