4GB MP3 & Video Player + FM Radio, retail $39.95 (www.seventhavenue.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 12-23-12

This is a portable (actually, ***VERY*** portable) multimedia player.
It can play .MP3 and .WAV files (these two are most commonly used for music); it also has an inbuilt FM radio tuner that uses the earphone cord as the antenna plus it can play videos in two heretofore unknown formats (.ATV and .MTV). I have not yet found a video convertor program that will convert my .AVI and .WMV videos into a format that it can read however.

It features a 1.75" diagonal color LCD (~1.40 wide by ~1.15" high; this is the usual 4:3 aspect ratio found on most "boob tube" {CRT} TV sets) and outputs its audio (sound) through a standard 1/8" stereo earphone jack.

 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")

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 upper edge toward the left. An hourglass should display for several seconds, followed by a brief "Welcome" animation, and then a menu of choises should come up. The first item on this list will be, "Music". Press the "MENU" button on the front surface of the Media Player. The song you uploaded to the player should now be displayed. Press the "Play/Pause" button (a right-facing arrow followed by two vertical lines) to begin playing it.

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

To adjust the volume, press the circular pad in the center of the button cluster, and then use either of the buttons to its sides to increase or decrease the volume.

The internal battery is rechargeable, so I don't have to tell you which part to remove, kick under the kitchen sink with all of those hungry cockroaches & silverfish 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; but in this particular unit, it is acting as though the battery has partially gone to pot -- the "charge cycle complete" indication never shows up on the unit's display despite the player having been plugged into my computer for the last couple of days.

This is a small multimedia (audio & video) player with an inbuilt radio, 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, that photograph, the spectrographic analyses, and the video all shown directly below will very probably be "it".

Photograph of the unit's display while it was playing the included video.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LCD of this product displaying "white".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LCD of this product displaying "white"; spectrometer's response (in the Y-axis) enhanced to bring the light emissions to full scale.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video that shows the 4GB MP3 & Video Player + FM Radio playing the video that comes with it. I do not know the song title or the artist (YourTube tells me now that it is Paulina Rubio singing, "The One You Love" -- I've never heard of the douche myself though -- which isn't the least bit surprising). This product is obviously targeted at straight males; the content isn't too appealing to F46607$ such as myself. :-/

I also consider the music itself to be somewhat of an earwhipping -- I'm generally known to be a metalhead who also enjoys computer-generated zax; not this puritan horse puckey.

{spoken like Butt-Head}: Dammit this wussy crap is pissing me off!!!

This video is approximately 27.5834454121 megabytes (27,799,177 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than one hundred thirty seven minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased on the Seventh Avenue website on 11-16-12, and was received on 12-18-12.

UPDATE: 12-23-12
The battery is not accepting a charge at all and 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
The 4GB of memory sure fills up fast

No instructional materials (other than a 'quick start guide') 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) + video player + FM radio
    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/media transfer cable, rigid plastic storage case
    SIZE: 94mm L x 40mm W x 8mm D
    WEIGHT: 34.70g (1.220 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 & Video Player + FM Radio * www.seventhavenue.com...

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