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PoGo! Radio YourWay LX Review

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PoGo! Radio YourWay LX Review

published: 06/06/05 last updated: 06/06/05
Reviewer: Ken Wold

Ken reviews the PoGo! Radio YourWay LX portable mp3 player, radio and time-shift recorder. The main difference of the Pogo YourWay LX to other MP3 players are the programmable radio recording functionality and funny enough AM reception. Ken says:
PoGo or NoGo! Gadget model Krista is of course also testing the PoGo! radio, even on a Motorcycle (see photo).
 

The Pogo Radio YourWay LX sells on the Pogo online store.
Couple other online stores carry it too. Compare their prices.

 

Pogo Radio YourWay LX review
PoGo! Radio YourWay Photo Gallery

Overview
You know, I always enjoy giving the “little guy” on the block a chance to show their “stuff”. Remember, we all cheer when the “underdog” aspires, excels and beats the big bully on the block. PoGo, with the Radio Your Way (RYW) LX AM/FM recorder/MP3 digital player and voice record, doesn’t want to be another iPod “knockoff”, but they don’t have to as this trendy little device has its own star power. After putting it through the complete testing process, I believe the little kid on the beach will soon kick sand in the big bullies face and stand proud after.
This is the first digital flash MP3 player I have seen, which has the AM feature included for all of the fans of local talk, sports, news and entertainment you have been accustomed to and grew up on in your area. Let’s face it, we don’t always listen to music and I was waiting for someone to step forward to give me my music and still allow me to take a break for some local happenings of the day. PoGo saw the need, listened to the people out there (I like manufacturers who actually listen to what WE want) and crafted a fine piece of electronic entertainment with fashionable design too. And we get it at a reasonable price (quality without paying a high price based on name alone). So, what does PoGo offer to the “little guy” cheering section? Get ready to ride the digital jet stream.
Just think; programming your RYW to record shows you want in advance anywhere you go. It’s your personal DVR/VCR/mini-PMP in this tiny unit. Record your audio from any source and have it directly encoded into MP3 or WAV format. Use the included accessories (stereo headphone buds, USB cable, FM cable/necklace, line-in cable and AC adapter) to enjoy it all.

Pogo Radio YourWay LX review

PoGo! radio is iPod white, but besides that it is very different from an iPod.


The controls are all placed nicely for easy access and clearly marked. The unit powered up quickly and the setup was easy on the clear LCD screen. Switch to menu and you are able to set the time, date, calendar, sleep timer, auto off function, repeat, play style, index play, internal and external formatting, and view constant memory information. The backlight is very bright and the contrast of the on screen information is crystal clear. The record, timer, and mode buttons are set apart for ease of use in the dark by touch. The jog dial responds quickly when choosing between the menu, erase, speed and A-B repeat buttons. The volume bi-directional buttons are located on the right side just above the “hold” and reset area, again, for very easy identification by touch or viewing. The headphone jack and line-in/external mic jacks are located on the left side just above the flush covered MMC/SD slot. The stereo speaker along the bottom front of the RYW unit has very good sound, but, of course, using your headphones will provide you the best sound reproduction. The included ear buds do the job, but a nice pair of headphones will give you real appreciation for your listening experience. The LCD screen information is quite extensive and easy to read with or without the backlight. It displays the radio band, memory (internal/external), month, day, date, battery level, preset frequency number, frequency, time and remaining memory, music mode, navigation, bit rate, sound effect, track number, file info, L/R sound levels, and voice mode. So much to keep you informed of constant, complete status in such a small form factor. When recording music, select from 32kbps-256kbps. Set the auto sync (on/off or once/auto) function to separate a line-in recording into files. Recording of AM/FM broadcasts automatically encoded to MP3/WAV format was a cinch and I utilized different settings (128kbps-256kbps). The sound was excellent considering it was from an AM/FM broadcast. I transferred those recordings to my computer and they, again, played and sounded awesome via my THX system. I also recorded some of my favorite TV shows I knew I would miss by setting up the timer. It worked and, again, sounded outstanding via my computer THX audio system, home theater THX equipment, and other stereos throughout and even over my PMP. CF and SD cards inserted and extracted easily and were protected by a rubber-hinged cover. I also transferred some needed computer files for my office and the RYW acted as a perfect storage or “thumb-drive” device. The time savings not having to encode into MP3 or other compatible formats listed previously is a huge asset. FM radio reception was great even without the included flexible wired antenna. The included instruction booklet was precise and easy to understand and I have never observed a more complete, concise product package as everything the RYW does and is comes clearly described and pictured on the outside of the box.

 

Pogo Radio YourWay LX review

PoGo! your way. More photos of gadget model Kirsta here.



Conclusion
The design is solid with one exception. The USB port cover is not attached to the unit as the CF/SD is. The USB port cover will be lost unless this is fixed. The only other desire I had with this “personalized” player is the LCD screen could use an OLED upgrade along with backlight color choices for the screen. I own several MP3 players, a PMP and other gadgets, but this unit does all it is asked or expected to do by the consumer and manufacturer. If it only knew how well it really is! Typical MP3 players on the market today do not give you the control and features the RYW does. And, hey, I love my AM capability each day and I never miss my favorite programs simply by organizing the timer function to record when, what and where I want. Freedom! PoGo gives you that in this unique player/recorder so, now, go forth and multiply thy RYW numbers. It’s PoGo or NoGo!


How to Buy
The Pogo Radio YourWay LX sells on the Pogo online store. Couple other online stores carry it too. Compare their prices.
See also the latest SD-Card Deals.

 

Specifications
Portable AM/FM radio recorder
10 timer recording presets
Plays MP3/RVF/WMA
128MB-512MB internal memory
SD/MMC expansion slot up to 1GB
Nine hours of recording time
Direct MP3 encoding in 32/64/96/128/192/256Kbps
ID3 tag support
USB mass storage device (plug&play)
Rechargeable Li-Polymer battery
15 hour battery life
4 hour charging time
(160X96) Dot matrix LCD screen w/backlight
Built-in line/mic-in
Built-in internal speaker
AM 530khz-1710khz FM 87.50mhz-108mhz
Built-in internal mic
Firmware upgradeable
S/N ratio >85db
2.36” (W) x 3.93” (H) x 0.78” (D)
Weight: 3 ounces
CD ROM
USB port
Minimum system requirements:
CPU-more than 200mhz
RAM-more than 64mb
O/S-Win 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/MAC OS 10
 

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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