Product Type: LG Electronics MP3 players
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What a lucky boy I am!
Member Name: mrwhippy
Date: 02/03/01, updated on 02/03/01 (797 review reads)
Advantages: Small, light, value
Disadvantages: storage capacity
I won my player in a competition and was delighted, but at under £200 this player is affordable compared to many other models and represents great value for money. The player is only the size of a couple of matchboxes (71x76x15mm), and at under 60g (without battery) is one of the lightest and most easily portable MP3 players on the market. It also looks really cool with a white face and diamond shaped blue mirror in the centre.
The LG MF-PD 360 is a small, light and very stylish MP3 player from the Korean manufacturers LG (Lucky Goldstar) and is a great buy for anyone who wants to listen to their MP3’s on the move.
The MF-PD 360 has a twin slot MMC (Multi-Media Card) system which means that two 32MB or 16MB memory cards can be inserted. The player comes with one 32MB card (which is about the size of a postage stamp) and this provides enough space for over Half an hour of music encoded at CD quality. Although this doesn’t sound like much, the amount of music increases rapidly as encoding quality decreases.
The package includes a USB cable, which allows quick download times, and software, which downloads the MP3’s from the hard disk to the player’s memory card(s). Unfortunately this means you can’t download to the player if your PC doesn’t have a USB port. The software requires Windows 98 and a P133 processor with 16MB RAM. Therefore this player is only useful if you have a PC made in the last 2-3 years. I would also recommend a fast Internet connection because downloading the MP3 files can rack up quite a hefty phone bill.
The battery power comes from a rechargeable Ni-MH battery, which slots into the player and provides about 6.5 hours of playback. An ordinary AA battery can also be plugged into the player in the provided battery case. This will give about 8.5 hours of playback but the batteries aren’t rechargeable and the battery case takes up extra pocket space making the player less por
table. The player can also play without using up batteries when plugged into your PC with the USB cable.
Also included is a remote control and, of course headphones. The remote is almost as stylish as the player itself: slim but feature packed in silver plastic with a cool display that is backlit by a brilliant blue light. The remote has a clip so it can be clipped to your clothes and is almost as long as the player itself. This allows for a big display area and loads of buttons. The remote control actually has more buttons the player itself, including Repeat, Random, Bookmark and Sound (equaliser) functions. The headphones are also quite good because although they are the in–ear style they are quite comfortable to wear. The only problem is that they make a clicking sound at high volumes.
I have been really pleased with my player and would I recommend it to anyone who needs their music to be portable and wants a player that is good value for money.
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