Sunday, April 24, 2005

New sexy portable MP3 player

Got a sexy portable MP3 player: Creative MuVo TX FM 512MB.

Salient features...
  • Built-in FM radio and recorder
  • Super-fast USB 2.0
  • Built-in microphone for voice recording
  • 5-band custom equalizer and 4 presets (Jazz, Rock, Pop and Classical)
  • Displays ID3 tags for song title
  • Reversible LCD for left or right handed operation
  • Doubles up as USB storage device
  • Weight: 32grams without battery
  • Up to 15hrs of MP3 continuous play on 1 x AAA battery
I (rather my brother) have been using it for about 2 weeks without any grievances and is satisfied with it's sound quality and ease of using it's controls. It comes with an arm band so that you can easily put it on your arm while exercising, jogging, etc. Other contender for the 512MB MP3 player was Apple's iPod Shuffle! A little cheaper than TX FM, I would have gone for it but for these two short comings:
  1. Built-in rechargable battery and charger.
  2. without any additional accessory, only way to charge is to plug it in USB for about 4-5 hrs!
For 1, though a boon, rechargable batteries can live for only a limited number of charge-discharge cycles. And difficult, if not impossible, to get it replaced in India. And for 2, it restricts it's usage while you are constantly on move where you might not get opportunity to plug it in USB!

3 comments:

Sky Knight said...

Cool gadget man !!
I bet you listen to the same song, from Mughal-e-Azam.. :)

Sachin said...

where did u get it from and whats the cost?

Sweta Samota said...

Good you posted the specs on your blog... now i know where to take the info from when i will buy one:)