[Mm-friends] Tiny Tunes: What It Is Really All About
david.tanner100 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 06:01:46 GMT 2012
Thank you. I believe we do have a submission of a review of this player
waiting to be aired in the near future.
I have not seen the player, but it sounds like to me it may be a better
choice for the money than an iPod Shuffel for $50; particularly given that
it has 4 times more storage space, and a lot longer battery life.
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From: "kelsey trevett" <trevk007 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 11:22 PM
Subject: [Mm-friends] Tiny Tunes: What It Is Really All About
> I'm writing this as a review of the new Tiny Tunes KD1000 Talking MP3
> Player. As some people are saying that it is great, some people are
> saying that it is awful, I thought it would be good for someone who
> actually has this player and is not biost on either side of the marketing
> trade to review this pocket sized, lighter shaped device. Below is a
> complete guide and report of the mini machine.
> Description and General Functions
> Tiny Tunes is a very small MP3 player from Future Aids, a company based
> in America. It has a 1 inch screen with 3 bars underneath the screen, a
> headphone and usb port on the bottom of the device and a locking switch on
> the top. The bars are the controls for the player and can be pressed from
> either the left or the right side, performing different actions depending
> on which side you press. The top bar when pressed on the left is play,
> and the right is mode (select). The second bar is the volume bar: You
> press right to increase the volume and press left to decrease it. The
> third and final bar work the same as arrow keys on a computer. The switch
> on the top disables the keys from accidental use when you're on the move.
> The device has 70 hours battery life and takes 2 hours to charge from a
> computer. It can only be used with a pair of earphones/headphones plugged
> into the jack on the bottom.
> Below is a chart of some vital features of the player:
> Memory: 4 GB
> Size: About the size of a lighter
> Screen: 1 inch
> Controls: 3 (can be pressed from either side)
> Battery life: 70 hours
> Charging time: 2 hours
> Speech: Yes
> Ebook reader: Yes
> Internet access: No
> Music listening: Yes
> Radio: Yes
> Recording: Yes
> Memory stick or memory card support: No
> Video support: No
> Turning on/off the player and the main menu
> To turn on Tiny Tunes, hold down the play button for 2 to 3 seconds. It
> will take a few more seconds for the player to load before the speech
> announces the first item on the main menu which is music. To turn off the
> player at any time, hold down the play button for 5 seconds. Visually on
> the screen, when you perform this action, the machine reads `goodbye`
> although this message is not spoken aloud. On the main menu the following
> options are available:
> Continue listening.
> Text files.
> Notes and Record.
> You can select any of these items with the mode button which can also be
> pressed from any place in the Tiny Tunes menu or app system to return you
> to either the previous menu or the main menu.
> The music app can play from a few different options. These are type of
> music, album, artist and all songs. You can put music on the machine by
> placing files or folders into the route of the player when it is connected
> to a computer and the device will get the info from the tags. It only
> plays MP3 or WMA files. Use the arrow bar to move through your tracks.
> The track names are spoken aloud to you. When you find one you want to
> hear, press mode and then press play to hear it. You can hold down the
> play button for a second to find out the track name and album while
> listening to a song.
> MP3 player is a misleading name to say the least... but that is in a
> good way. Tiny Tunes is much more than an MP3 player. Well, as I'm
> describing here, it also includes an FM radio--builtin. of course. When
> you select the radio app from the main menu, you are placed back into the
> station you were listening to last time. You can use the arrow bar to
> move through the stations available to you. You can record FM radio shows
> with the recording app (described later) too. Of course, the headphones
> are used to receive the signal for the radio.
> Record and Notes
> The Tiny Tunes player enables the recording of notes or longer things
> using its internal microphone. Simply select record from the main menu,
> hold down play for half a second (then let go) and speak. You can pause
> the recording at any time just by pressing play and then pressing it again
> when you're ready to resume. When you've done, hold down mode and you'll
> be placed in the notes folder where you can review and delete the note
> you've just recorded or notes that you have recorded before. Another way
> to access the notes area of the device is to select notes from the main
> menu and either select micrecord for microphone recordings or fmrecord for
> radio recordings. Then select the file from the folder and hit mode, then
> hit play.
> The Tiny Tunes player also plays text files. Just place them on to the
> route of the player and it puts them automatically into the text files
> section. Your books will be read aloud in clear, synthetic speech or the
> book can be read on the 1 inch display. The book voice is the same voice
> that reads the rest of the content on the Tiny Tunes player such as the
> menus and music tracks.
> Browse and Settings
> In the main menu, there is an option called settings. This has several
> settings which modify the way the player works. If you want to use your
> player normally and are not some high tech music developer etc these
> settings can be left at their defaults. However, some are useful for
> people if you want a sleep timer, auto shut down after so much time of
> inactivity, screen shut off time and so on. It also has speech
> The browse function enables you to browse everything on your player. Just
> select browse and you can view books, audio and recordings.
> Personal Comments
> I think the Tiny Tunes KD1000 MP3 player is an extremely powerful device
> with many features and a long battery life. I believe that however many
> people have said that it is just like tossing $75 in the trash, the player
> is certainly a player that is worth buying. It is good for all people
> whether they do not use much technology or are computer geeks as it has a
> simple and basic interface which is impossible for you to get lost in.
> **I wrote this article in the hope that perhaps it may help with the
> research and hopeful presentation of the Tiny Tunes player in the future
> on Main Menu. Maybe you could read the article out with your
> demonstration or without it to give people more idea about the player from
> a person who has first-hand experience with the device.**
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