[clug] [OT] USB key recommendations

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Thu Nov 4 10:13:31 GMT 2004

Paul Warren <u3292467 at anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Or you could get a Neuros (www.neurosaudio.com)

I'll second this in a big way. Only had mine a few weeks and I love it.
I built some not-so-fancy electronics so it hooks up to the intercom/CB
on my motorbike and is charged/powered from the bike.

Advantages over an iPod:

+ Ogg Vorbis
+ Non-DRM WMA (apparently)
+ Built-in FM transmitter *and* receiver
+ Cheaper
+ Linux friendly
+ Able to copy music and other files *off* the device as well as on


- Physically larger
- No AAC support yet, maybe never, definately never iTunes DRM disabled
AAC support. Irrelevant in Australia as iTunes ain't available.
- Controls aren't quite as nice as the iPod scrollwheel
- No local support, $100 or more return shipping for repairs

But the biggest advantage is:
+ Apple can't fuck you over!

Open-source firmware is a nice idea but turns out to be impractical.
The compiler suite for the microcontroller is about five grand. GCC port
is on its way but could be years.
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