In the 80's it may have been cool to wander about with a beat box the size of a sheep on your shoulder, but the advent of MP3 has made both the look and the need for such bulky hardware obsolete. The MuVo from Creative is an exceptional example of this trend towards miniaturisation and convenience - the two-piece MP3 player is small enough to fit on a key ring and can store one hour of music as well as doubling as a storage device for other data files such as text documents. Adding to its usability, the "plug and play" MuVo is also cable free - the USB connector is concealed within the two piece unit which users slide apart in order to slot the memory module directly into their PC. The 128MB MuVo costs AUS$399 and a 64MB version is available for AUS$299.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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