Creative Lab's Nomad Muvo TX - Best of the micro MP3 playersby Andrew Ku on May 27, 2004 12:05 AM EST
Creative's Nomad Muvo TX - A Different Kind of MP3 PlayerCreative Lab's Nomad Muvo line is one of a kind in its approach of a suitable power supply. Basically, all flash-based MP3 players that we have seen use a single casing, which contains the LCD module, hardware components, power conduit, power supply (usually a single AAA battery), etc. The problem with this is that the MP3 player becomes extremely bulky if used as a pure MP3 player or flash drive.
The Muvo line takes a different approach by separating the power supply from the rest of the components, which provides the benefit of a smaller profile flash drive. With Muvo NX and TX models (they are the same size), the Muvo line moved to an even further smaller profile, both in the battery module and flash drive. Even with the Muvo TX plugged in, the overall size is smaller than many flash-based MP3 players. In the hand, it has a similar size and feel as a Zippo lighter, measuring at 1.4" x 2.9" x 0.6" (WxHxD) and weighing 1.5 ounces (1.1 oz without AAA battery).
The AAA battery is easy enough to install. Just push down, slide the door out and drop it in.