July 30, 2018
Meet the talking MP3 player
Hi there! It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.
Today, I’d like to talk about the talking MP3 player.
Meet the talking MP3 player
I have not yet met this nifty little gadget but I could not help but post this article. I hope that some day soon I can go out there and meet it. So, enjoy!
Tiny Tunes: What It Is Really All About
By Kelsey, on Mm-friends.
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
Ebook reader: Yes
Internet access: No
Music listening: 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
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
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
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 enable/disable.
The browse function enables you to browse everything on your
player. Just select browse and you can view books, audio and
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
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One thought on “CCB Tech Articles: Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Talking MP3 Player, July 30, 2018”
The one concern which to my knowledge was not addressed regarding the tiny Toons player is this: namely, when reading a book and pausing during playback can a bookmark be placed where one has stopped reading so that when the book is resumed one can begin reading where one left off Sent from my iPhone
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