4GB MP3 Player, retail $34.95 (www.seventhavenue.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 01-28-13

This is a portable (actually, ***VERY*** portable) MP3 (music) player.
It is a bit of a 'one trick pony' in that its only real capability appears to be playing .MP3 (audio / music files) -- not .WAV, .MOD, .MID, etc. music files.

It outputs its audio (sound) either from a small inbuilt speaker or through a standard 1/8" stereo earphone jack.

It can be used for playing .MP3 files, and it can also be used as an impromptu USB flash drive for when you can't find your USB thumb drive or when it has become broken or falls into a sink or a toliet.

The display has a resolution of 135 x 66 {8,910 total pixels} (my count of the pixels, not a value provided by the manufacturer).

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

The unit came only with this asinine "quick start" leaflet, so I kinda had to fly by the seat of my pants here.

Putting music on the player appears to be fairly straightforward -- if you're a Windows PC user anyway.
Plug the furnished cable into a USB port on your computer and into the small shielded male receptacle on the bottom of the media player.

Go to your Windows Start Menu, and select, "My Computer" from it.
In the window that comes up, click on the C: drive, and navigate to the subdirectory (folder) that has your music.

Go to your Windows Start Menu again, and select, "My Computer" from it once again; and select the "Removeable Drive" that wasn't there before -- that'll be this player.

Shell out to DOS, and type the following sequence:

CD\ {enter}
FORMAT H: {enter}

***VERY IMPORTANT!!!*** Substitute the drive letter "H" for the actual drive letter in the Media Player's window -- I use "H" here because that's the drive letter that comes up on my particular computer!!!

Type in "EXIT" at the DOS prompt.
You only need to format this player once when you first receive it; and possibly when the memory is full and deleting songs on it didn't free up the space. If the latter is the case, open the Media Player's drive in My Computer, hit CTRL-A and CTRL-C, make a subdirectory on your primary disk drive (usually the C: drive), then hit CTRL-V in the empty window ***BEFORE*** formatting the Media Player's menory.

To add song(s) to it: Left-click once anywhere in the first window {see example screen dump a little farther down this web page}. Highlight the file(s) that you want to add to this player -- if there are more than one, hold down the CTRL key while clicking once on each song.

When you have your song(s) selected, hold down the CTRL key and press the "C" key.

Move your cursor (mouse pointer) to the media player's window and left-click once anywhere in it.
Then, hold down the CTRL key and press the "V" key.

You should now see something lke this (the song I copied to my media player here was, "F-14 Tomcat Pinball Music")

If you have seperate subdirectories (folders) for artists or albums and you copy the entire directory (folder) to this player, you'll need to have something in the player's root subdirectory or else you'll receive the message, "
No files!"
Putting the following file in the player's root directory will totally eliminate this issue: ^MENU.MP3^
(it's a small {3,670 bytes}, blank .MP3 file).

Unplug the Media Player from the USB cable.

Plug the included earphones (or any stereo earphones with an impedance of 8 to 32 with a 1/8" male stereo phone plug) into the receptacle for them on the bottom of the player.

To turn it on, slide the small switch on its right edge toward the top. A brief animation plus a brief "Welcome" message will appear, and then a graphical menu (with a musical note) should come up. Press the "MENU button.

Use either of the two side buttons under the display (double left-arrow and double right-arrow) to change the song.

To adjust the volume, press the "VOL" button, and then use either of the buttons to its sides to increase or decrease the volume.

To neutralise it (turn it off) when you're finished, slide the small switch on its right edge toward the bottom.

The internal battery is rechargeable, so I don't have to tell you which part to remove, kick into the closet crawling with hungry, hungry clothes moth larvae (caterpillars) with full bladders, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

To charge the battery, simply plug the USB cable to the USB port and to the player itself as though you were transferring music.

It is not stated how long it takes for the battery to receive a full charge.

This is a small MP3 player with an inbuilt speaker, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a carport in effort to try and expose the bare Metalmarineangemon - er - the bare Metaltrailmon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalguardramon...er...uh...wait a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!), let my mother's big dog's ghost, her kitties, my kitty or my sister's kitty cat piddle (uranate) on it, hose it down with my mother's gun, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (now I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analyses, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. Therefore, this section of the 's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, the photographs on this web page and the video shown directly below will very probably be "it".

Photograph of the unit's display while it was playing some zax (and yes, it really was ZAX).

The "graphic equaliser" display that you see at the bottom is a simple phoney bologna decoy; it bounces around even when a blank .MP3 file is being played. It does have a use however -- it can be used to determine whether or not an .MP3 is being played at the moment you look at it which can actually be handy if your earphones are not being used or the inbuilt speaker is on but the system volume is set at a minimum level.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED backlight of this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED backlight of this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 455.555nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This video on YouTube shows the 4GB MP3 Player in action, playing a song.

O boy, an MP3 player doing what it was designed for!
So very exiting!!
So pulse-racing!!!
Actually, it kinda makes you want to kick a walltoliet off the wall and then proceed to "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "uh" "plasstik" "tuthebrusch" doesn't it?

That music you hear is the song, "Howling Furies" by...o cummon take a stab at it anyway! You ought to be able to get this one by now since I listen to groups like The Cars, Kraftwerk, Worm Quartet, Cheap Trick, R.E.M., etc...

It's Anthrax, silly!!! ;-)

I added, "***NSFYE***" (Not Safe For Your Ears) to the title because not everybody who comes to YouTube to watch vidz. is a metalhead and would appreciate the unwelcome earwhipping.

This video is approximately 23.9345423762 megabytes (24,390,997 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than one hundred nineteen minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased on the Seventh Avenue website on 12-24-12, and was received on 01-09-13.

UPDATE: 01-28-13
The unit is now deader than a doorknob -- therefore I have no choise but to add that dreadful, "Failed or was destroyed during/after testing" icon to its listings on this website to denote the fact that the product has completely failed.

Allows you to take your music with you; not too unlike the Sony Walkman of 1979.

Has a bit of a "chintzy" feel to it

No instructional materials (other than a 'quick start guide' with a single graphic on it) are furnished
Needs formatting like a disk drive to recover lost space -- deleting songs from it doesn't do the trick

    PRODUCT TYPE: MP3 (audio) player
    LAMP TYPE: None
    No. OF LAMPS: 0
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off; momentary pushbuttons for ctrl.
    CASE MATERIAL: Metal & plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown type/capacity internal rechargeable battery
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Earphones, USB charger/music & data transfer cable, rigid plastic storage case
    SIZE: 62.50mm L x 35.50mm W x 9.50mm D
    WEIGHT: 25.50g (0.90 oz.)
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown; though probably China
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Product will not be assigned a "star" rating because it is not a light-emitter or R/C vehicle.

4GB MP3 Player * www.seventhavenue.com...

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