I Love My Devant
I TAKE THIS BACK! THE FUCKING THING DIED ON ME AFTER 1 MONTH! 4/18/08
First things first: this is not a paid advertisement, though I wouldn’t mind if I end up receiving something from Techpoint because of this. Hehehe.
Anyway, due to the overwhelming popularity of the iPod and the fact that I have now signed up for Fitness First, I decided to buy myself an MP3 player that my sister will not be ashamed of. So I decided at first to window-shop at our neighborhood mall Ever Gotesco (the logic being I was so certain I would not end up seeing any fancy gadget there and thus not having to be tempted to buy one at all). I was soon proven to be wrong because upon visiting Western Appliances, I instantly feasted my eyes on the Devant MP3 Player as shown above.
Unfortunately, they did not have a 1-Gig version and can only offer the 2-Gig one which costs 2x more than what I have anticipated to spend for such thing. I am honestly a spendthrift when it comes to gadgets nowadays not only because I am now spending my own hard-earned money, but as a marketer cum innovator I just know for sure that this gadget would be obsolete by tomorrow next week.
However, I really adored the specs. MP3, radio, recorder, etc. And the design is just fancy and small and light. I hate the headphones though because it is not branded. But heck, the sound quality was nice and I like the fact that it is just a simple plug-and-play device. Look ma, no fuss! And so, the only hitch was the price because it turned out that the price I was quoted earlier by the sales associate turned out to be wrong. That price was for the 1-Gig version which they don’t have. The 2-Gig version costs P1,500+ more. In short, I had to say no.
Now, while at SM The Block (for my gym session habit), I realized that the nearby SM North has a Cyberzone area. Anyway, to cut it short, that’s where I found a 1-Gig Devant MP3 player which comes in cool outlandish lavender. Hehehe. I almost bought that Creative Thing or that Samsung U3 bit. Thank God I was able to stop myself from doing so. The Creative Thing was quite expensive (and wasn’t really cute based on my taste) and as for Samsung, I hate Samsung (because of the stupid phone I got from Sun Cellular that is just so buggy).
Anyway, right now, I am able to listen to my weird collection of MP3s which ranges from the usual Maroon 5, to Carpenters, to Sugababes, to Marilyn Manson. Best of all, I can now listen to my favorite FM stations most specifically to Love Radio’s Nicole Hyala and Chris Chuper on Tambalang Balahura at Balasubas while riding the MRT to work.
Added on 12/22/2008:
I tried asking “Jimmy” to fix the darned thing, but he told me the battery is the problem:
For those people who got to visit my blog through the powerful search keywords “devant mp3 player” I did try to have it fixed through warranty. The problem is, one has to go to Manila to have it done, which I did afterwards. What happened while I was there though is another story. Hehehe.