Product Type: Creative MP3 players
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Who Needs An I-Pod With The Creative MuVo 100!
Creative Muvo V100 1 GB
Member Name: jennyyy21
Creative Muvo V100 1 GB
Advantages: Stylish design, lock option
Disadvantages: Hard to navigate through songs
I first got the Creative MuVo 100 about 5 months ago, as a present. At the time I already had an MP3 player, but this was only 256mb whereas the MuVo 100 is 1GB. So, I decided to try out my new MP3, it holds around 500 songs altogether and within about 15 minutes I had transferred about 150 songs from my computer onto the MP3. I used the very simple and easy technique, 'Drag and Drop' to do this you :
1. If you haven't already, put 1 AAA Battery in
2. Plug the MP3 into the USB Port
3. Open the folder on your computer where music is stored and the MP3 folder, either wait for it to open automatically or go through My Computer
4. Simple click on the music file and holding down the mouse button drag it onto the MP3 folder
Once you have all your music on the MP3, you're ready to go! To switch the player on you hold down the Silver button next to the screen for about 3 seconds until writing appears on the screen, this button is also used to Play/ Pause a track. Once you have switched the player on, it will begin from the last point you got to or if this is the first time you are using it, it will start from the first song. Songs are arranged in alphabetical order, so it is easy to find a specific song, (aslong as you know your ABC that is!). To switch through the songs you use the grey wheel on the side. This I have found, is one problem of the MuVo 100. To go forward a song, you push the wheel to the right, to go backwards you push it to the left. It is easy, but it can be difficult and this wheel has many functions so can become abit irritating. To fast forward/ rewind through a song, you push the wheel slightly in the direction you wish, depending whether you want it to fast forward/ rewind. This can be tricky and I quite often push it too hard and end up skipping songs.
To access the Menu, onwhich you can alter settings/ delete songs, etc. You push the wheel so the Menu will appear on screen, then again using the wheel navigate through the menu pushing the wheel down to select an option. As I said, it has alot of different uses.
Of course, you need Headphones to listen to the music, these are luckily included with the MP3. However, headphones tend to break quite often unless you spend lots of money on high quality ones. But I find its easier to buy a pair from the Pound Shop, as these last about 1-3 months, depending on how much you use them.
The MuVo 100 Comes in a stylish design, either White or black, with silver buttons and a Blue back-light screen. The screen lights up whenever you press a button, so you can use it the darkness. There is also an option to lock the player, this means that if you have the MP3 in your pocket, etc it won't be switched on by accident/ change song without you unlocking it.
The sound quality is good with the MuVo 100, but this again depends on the quality of your headphones. As it only requires a battery, uposed to having to charge it up through a computer, its great for long journeys and holidays, as you simple change the battery.
This is a great all-round MP3, which I recommend strongly. If you can't quite afford an I-Pod this is great alternative at a much lower price. Its small, light and simple to use. It only has 1 minor problem, the wheel inwhich you need 2 navigate through songs and menu.
Memory : 1GB
Size : 7cm x 3.5cm x 1.5cm
Requires : 1 AAA Battery
Includes : Headphones, Manual and Disk (only required if you have Windows 95/98)
Price : £78 from Amazon. Can probably get cheaper on Ebay though!
Summary: Who Needs An I-Pod With The Creative MuVo 100!
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