I got one of those Rio 500‘s from a chap on ebay, and now I am totally cool. Well, I would be if I travelled back in time a few years, before the iPod existed, when the Rio roamed the earth freely instead of getting lost in people’s junk drawers.
Anyway, I’m quite excited about this newfangled digital gadget that plays the MP3‘s the kids are always talking about. I’ve been using it in the car to listen to web-based radio shows like Your Mac Life and The Linux Show. I showed it to the female and she asked if it would work for running. I said “Yes” and she asked if it would skip and I said “No” and then I tried to determine at what point I might have to try to get another Rio 500 from ebay…
I didn’t get an instruction manual (damn you ebay!) but I’ve figured out most everything so far, even bookmarks, which from what I hear, the iPod does not have. I was saddeded to learn that when you add a memory card it doesn’t work as one contiguous chunk, so I’ve got 64 MB of space, and another separate 8 MB of space. I can see that I’ll probably be ordering another 64 MB SmartMedia card at some point. (Luckily the digital camera uses these as well, so it’s not quite as painful buying one of these.)
That concludes today’s update of digital music players. Goodnight!