Summary: I purchased my Gremlin In August of 2006 and i loved it...keyword, loved. 3 weeks after receiving the player and downloading songs to it (over 1000) i began getting software failure messages. After 2 days of these messages and constant system lock-up I went straight to the company. The representative was extremely helpful, saying once he received my product he could get it back to me within a weeks time and even re-download the songs i had already obtained..
Summary: I bought the MG-1000 when it first became available because I loved the idea of being able to download music without having to be tethered to a computer (especially appreciated not having to clog up our computer with music files in order to get them onto an MP3 player). I had some initial glitches -- partially self-inflicted, as I got confused and managed to inadvertently set up a new MG account that overrode my original (valid) account.
Summary: The concept is great - being able to hop onto unsecured WiFi networks and grab music when and where you feel like it. I never had an issue getting on WiFi networks and the d/l speeds were fine. I have a number of gripes - many of which can be fixed with a s/w upgrade, so I bet this will only get better. 1) you can't download an entire album using your subscription pass - you have to d/l each track individually.
Eric E. Dolecki "Interactive Kineticist (Concept Designer)", Amazon
2 August 2006
Summary: This device isn't cheap. After setting up my account, I downloaded 4 albums of songs. I went to play an album, the menu froze up. I tried the power button - no go. I hard reset with a paper clip and still nothing, its permanently stuck on the a "please wait..." screen. Forever. Had the thing for about 4 hours and now its dead. Same with another friend of mine too. While it was working, it wasn't that great to be honest.
Summary: This product is great for people who travel or spend a lot of time on the go. However, one thing that is missing is the ability to easily transfer your existing music from your computer to your Gremlin. It does not come with any software and runs off of the Windows Media Player (with an included USB cable) so unless all of your music is already on that program, it's going to take some doing to get it transferred to the Gremlin.
Summary: After going through three ipods over the past four years, I knew it was time to make a switch elsewhere. After scanning some reviews for the Zune and iRiver, I kept constantly seeing MusicGremlin pop up in the Zune review. I deicded to check it out... First Impressions out of the box: -Pretty bulky shape, but feels hollow inside -Kind of a goofy button layout After charging my battery, I then signed up for the $[...] a month unlimited download subscription.
Summary: All you need to know is--over 2 million songs immediately accessable from wherever you are! No computers, no waiting. Pretty sweet. All you need is your MusicGremlin unit, a wi-fi signal, and your choice of songs. It's seriously the next generation of music listening, until they create a brain implant, that is. Simple to use--right out of the box. Punch in a tune title and within seconds it's playing in your ears.
Summary: Much as the iPod replaced the Walkman, I think the MG has chance to replace the iPod. Two weeks ago, I thought my iPod was a perfectly serviceable music player -- sure it was tethered to my PC, but what was the alternative? I've since been using the MusicGremlin. I'm frequently traveling, so it's been great to be able to download new music in coffee bars, from other Gremlins, hotels, airport lounges, etc, etc.