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Music Gremlin MG-1000

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One of the more surprising facts in the constant stream of music players and download capabilities is that wifi wasn’t taken advantage of sooner. Finally MusicGremlin, a company in New York, has targeted wifi as a download medium and gave the music-loving public a device that can access public wifi hotspots as well as home networks and, for a price, T-Mobile. Users have a choice of a subscription plan or by-the-tune downloading (at 99 cents per track), and can even share with each other as long as the us…

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One of the more surprising facts in the constant stream of music players and download capabilities is that wifi wasn’t taken advantage of sooner. Finally MusicGremlin, a company in New York, has targeted wifi as a download medium and gave the music-loving public a device that can access public wifi hotspots as well as home networks and, for a price, T-Mobile. Users have a choice of a subscription plan or by-the-tune downloading (at 99 cents per track), and can even share with each other as long as the users are also subscribers. Although the MG-1000 sells on the retail market for about $300, it also plays MP3s like the iPods and like devices.

The MG-1000 looks like a sleek palm computer, and is sturdy. It’s also light for its size and capacity, especially considering that it also sports an FM tuner. Although it has many capabilities, MusicGremlin designed it with the user in mind—it’s extremely easy to set up and operate, and menus are elegant and easy to use. The navigation is logical and accessing songs in your collection are a snap. Organization? You can search for your tunes by album, track, artist, and even genre.

One drawback to the MG-1000 is that you need to be closer to the wifi router than with a computer or laptop, and finding T-Mobile connections can sometimes be difficult. This somewhat defeats the purpose of buying a device that claims to allow you to access music downloads whenever you are within range of wifi, especially with a $300 price tag. Perhaps MusicGremlin has in mind to fix this problem soon, because the potential of this little downloader and music player is tremendous, especially considering the easy use.

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