I have a new MP3 Player!

My cousins Anil and Sameet, who live in Canada, gifted me the Creative MuVo Micro N200 portable MP3 player! This has to rank as one of the best gifts I have ever received! Guys, you rock!

The photograph above is about 1.5 times the actual size of the player!

The player’s about the size of a cigarette lighter: 6.5cm x 3cm x 1cm. Incredibly light, and very sleek. It has a 512MB flash drive, runs on a small AAA cell. Creative claims that it has 15 hours of battery life. What’s more, you can record music from any audio source (through the line in), record voice via the microphone and tune in to FM radio stations! Oh, man!

It interfaces with your computer via a USB, and transferring files is incredibly easy. Just plug it in, turn it on, and Konqueror (I’m using KDE at the moment) will pop up a notice saying a USB drive was found, and would you like it opened in a Konqueror window? All it takes is drag and drop after that. The only flip side is that you can’t right click and choose “Unmount” from the “Devices” tab in the Konqueror sidebar. The drive is, funnily enough, mounted with root permissions. This in spite of the fact that you can write to the drive as a non-root user. It appears as /dev/sda, so you have to “sudo umount /dev/sda” to disconnect it. Will find a workaround for this.

At the moment, I’m packing the player with as many songs as I can find on my ThinkPad! Will post more on how I’m using this player!