I know some people that went to the event and after they got back they shed some light on the device for me. This might be useful information for some people, it sure was enough to burst my bubble. - The device is not stand-alone!! - The speakers are no good. They tested some songs to see how it handles different sounds, including Benny Goodman, Ponta Murakami, and The Doors. They compared it to listening to a cassette. - Finger-proof my @$$ sums up their comments on that topic. - Not a major issue, but storage is not upgradable. Not a stand-alone product is a no-no. There is no real reason for this device, but I'm sure gadget freaks will love it.