"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."