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- Wednesday, January 23rd, 2002 Like Share


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Brionikus Apr 3, 02
Great article, I just have one question. Is there any software other than Musicmatch that supports the Kazoo?
Thanx B
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CarlosDawg May 5, 02
nope, it's great, but that's the catch....only music match
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wizbang85 May 7, 02
I read somewhere that you can use mp3pro with the Kazoo. Anyone know where I can find the downloads to make this work on my pc and my Kazoo? Any help would be appreciated.
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2manytoyz May 23, 02
It's a fair review. However, most MP3 players come with cruddy headphones. Because of that, the stock headphones should be trashed before starting the review! I immediately used a set of Optimus Titanium headphones. This unit has PLENTY of volume and bass!

The software is very simple and intuitive. I was able to quickly download files to the Kazoo.

The player itself is also very simple to use. No complicated menus or small buttons to fiddle with when working out. The display doesn't show song title, but that's a feature not used much when exercising.

The price has dropped to $99, and an additional 64 MB card (Viking) now runs $48. I've bought two of these units, one for the wife and myself. It's smaller than her Rio 500 she's currently using. It's also smaller than my Sony Minidisc players.

The accessories are limited. The plastic bag that's intended to carry the unit is cheesy. It also doesn't come with provisions for a belt clip.

I'd rate it at an 8 out of 10 with the included accessories. With a better carrying case, it would have got a 9. There are better models available, but probably not for the price and not as small. This is ideal for those just wanting to listen to music while exercising. It's not loaded with features you won't use.
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shimoda420 May 30, 02
not a complaint...yet:P
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JurgyMan Jun 3, 02
Does the SD1060 K@zoo 64MB skip?
how about while jogging?

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Zenith/Oceanic Jun 17, 02
I bought this for my 12 year old daughter's birthday, she was up and running, downloading files and listening to her music in 15 minutes. No problems under Windows 98 SE. It sounded great to me, it's so bloody small. The visual read out isn't that important to me cause I couldn't read it anyway and I'm used to no readout from transistors to walkmans, it isn't really an issue. If I wanted more I'd get an CD/MP3 player but they are huge compared to this. She loves it because it is so small and uses the stock headphones it came with. The case is just an afterthought but the unit is wonderful, skip free and so simple!
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Mariahoney Jun 27, 02
I disagree with the review. The Kazoo was made for people like me who needed something small. It is perfect for my morning runs and for use on a plane. As far as the headphones go, they are perfect for exercise. Ear buds fall out and can be destracting while running. As for the display, who needs to read the display. You download all the songs you want to hear and hit shuffle. As for the quality, when your not running or in transit then use a real stereo!!
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Nakida Jul 4, 02
I finally went out and bought a RCA Kazoo 1060B.

It was my first mp3 player, and so I was skeptical of the sound quality and transfering songs.

But to my surprise, the software was easy to load. Loading the drivers for the USB, then MusicMatch.Then adding songs to the playlist and sending files to device kazoo. It was easy and Quick!

The sound quality of this little unit was very impressive compared to my other CD portable. I really like the size and
easy read out buttons.

I was reading some articles that this unit may also beable
to read mp3pro's. So I went to Imesh, downloaded some mp3pro extentions. and then downloaded it to my kazoo. It works great. I'm really happy, now that this unit
can hold double the amount of songs with this new mp3pro
files. NOw I just need to figure out where to get a software
that converts my mp3's to mp3pro's and I'm in business.

If anyone got a good source for this software, let me know.

Thanks, A New Happy Kazoo customer!
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Madd_hatter Jul 15, 02
The player may be great, but support is terrible. I broke the USB cable and found (after being told to call 3 different companies and being put on hold for almost an hour) that a new one would be 50$. USB cable is like 3$ a foot but since they use a non-standard cable you cant just get it at radioshack. Then when it came time for me to put my Mp3's onto the player I realized that musicmatch (the only system that supports transfer to the player...weak) wasnt up to date enough to transfer the files when running windowsXP. After contacting musicmatch by email(they dont even have telephone tech support) I got a useless response over a week later (after they said 12 hour response time) and was forced to wait longer. I'm at this point right now and all I have to say is, Damn I'm glad I stole that Mp3 player from the store and didnt buy it.
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nimba Jul 20, 02
about mp3pro, get the demo at www.mp3prozone.com and use it to encode .wav files to .mp3 files, upload them to your mp3 player and they should be *far* smaller than usual mp3's, but will not sacrifice quality. Just a helpful tip for you guys.
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Off_Gen Jul 21, 02
The Red player (64MB version) work with mp3pro when you buy it or i have to do something else??? (where i can download it)
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hampton Jul 22, 02
does the kazoo work on windows xp?? i want to get one but i just have windows xp on my comp and i cant figure out if it works with it.
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JackL Jul 24, 02
quote Nakida
I finally went out and bought a RCA Kazoo 1060B.

It was my first mp3 player, and so I was skeptical of the sound quality and transfering songs.

But to my surprise, the software was easy to load. Loading the drivers for the USB, then MusicMatch.Then adding songs to the playlist and sending files to device kazoo. It was easy and Quick!

The sound quality of this little unit was very impressive compared to my other CD portable. I really like the size and
easy read out buttons.

I was reading some articles that this unit may also beable
to read mp3pro's. So I went to Imesh, downloaded some mp3pro extentions. and then downloaded it to my kazoo. It works great. I'm really happy, now that this unit
can hold double the amount of songs with this new mp3pro
files. NOw I just need to figure out where to get a software
that converts my mp3's to mp3pro's and I'm in business.

If anyone got a good source for this software, let me know.

Thanks, A New Happy Kazoo customer!
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Yes, the new MusicMatch version 7.2 does do conversion of mp3 to mp3pro. It converts files to mp3pro, and calls it by the same extension(mp3). However, when I try and download these songs to thekazoo via MusicMatch it says that the device doesn't support that format.
Could you explain exactly which software you got from Imesh, and also how you download into your kazoo (if not MusicMatch)?
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