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    X-Micro Eva
    Author: Renz
    Date Posted:05/10/2004 00:58.48
    SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: The Eva is a great MP3/WMA player and thumb drive, but some compromises had to be made to keep it reasonably priced.

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    Software

    The included software is intuitive and simple to use. The software provides basic functions such as format, delete, upload and download, a gauge to tell how much space is used and what seems to be an MP3 player. On hitting the play button you would expect some sort of noise/music, however, not a whisper was heard. Alas, it seemed the MP3 player was not working. On the plus side most of the other functions worked well, until you try to create a subfolder. Unfortunately I was unable to do so with the included software. Once plugged into a USB port you have full access to all of the files including the recorded ones and the ability to create subfolders to organize your music, recordings and other files. One would expect placing music in the subfolders would pose a problem, but the Eva detected and played all nine of the MP3 files within. All of the supplied functions are available through Explorer and you get the ability to create subfolders to keep your music organized. So why take up space on your hard drive when the device is natively recognized by Windows XP and all of the functions are possible with Windows Explorer and a media player? The only benefit I found to installing the supplied software is formal detection of the device, it is no longer referred to as a Generic USB Mass Storage Device instead, it is called a SigmaTel MP300F. Transferring the files was no problem and uploading and downloading them was quick and painless over the supported USB 1.1 bus. Yes, the device only supports USB 1.1 but, transferring 251 Megs from the Eva took approximately four minutes and eighteen seconds, thirty seconds quicker than transferring the file from the PC to the Eva. In more normal situations you would be probably transferring an album for example, the nine files in the folders. This took under 1.5 minutes. To aid in transferring of files X-Micro also included a USB A/A extension cable for those with hard to reach USB ports.

        



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