LinuxDevices.com: Hi-Muse -- the ultimate music appliance?
May 26, 2001, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)
"Two years ago, French startup Future Sound
Technologies (FST) set about creating "the ultimate music
appliance" for today's wired music enthusiasts. Founders Martin
Guerin and Eric Morisset envisioned a device that would make it
easy for people to fully enjoy their favorite online and downloaded
titles anytime, anywhere -- without the hassles of being tethered
to a PC. At the recent MIDEM 2001 global music trade show in
Cannes, France, FST unveiled the outcome of the company's two-year
quest: the "Hi-Muse".
The Hi-Muse is an innovative Linux-based entertainment gadget
that offers a combination of both standalone and Internet-based
music and sound functions. Basically, you can use the Hi-Muse to
record, play, and store your music from CDs and other sources; it
also provides a simple means by which you can locate, listen to,
and store music from Internet radio stations, music portals, and
other online sources -- without the use of a PC."