PCQuest - - CYBER MEDIA LABS - –Ankit Parashar ankitp@cy­berem­

Nowa­days, we love lis­ten­ing mu­sic of var­i­ous moods like rock, pop, jazz and remix. We love to dance on the beats and ir­ri­tate our grandma grandpa and all old par­ents who be­long to the 60s and 70s. For all those peo­ple who love vin­tage Bol­ly­wood mu­sic from that era, Saregama Car­vaan has bring the retro with the launch of new por­ta­ble dig­i­tal au­dio player.

This hand­some look­ing Ra­dio has in-built stereo speak­ers comes pre-loaded with 5000 ev­er­green Hindi songs. The 5000 songs mu­sic col­lec­tion on Saregama Car­vaan have been picked and clas­si­fied based on singers, lyri­cists, mu­sic com­posers, moods etc. Each cat­e­gory can be se­lected by turn­ing that old feel like jog-dial. So lit­er­ally, with a sim­ple turn of a knob, you can switch from Kishore Ku­mar clas­sics, to R.D Bur­man’s pul­sat­ing hits, to time­less love songs or to soul­ful Sufi tracks all in their orig­i­nal ver­sions, back-to-back with­out any ads. Car­vaan’s mu­sic col­lec­tion also in­cludes the en­tire Ameen Sayani’s Geet­mala count­down show span­ning 50 years.

It has the op­tion to tune into FM, Car­vaan dou­bles up as your home ra­dio too.

But don’t worry new­bies, you can also en­joy your per­sonal col­lec­tion of songs by plug­ging in a USB drive or stream­ing songs from your phone to Car­vaan via Blue­tooth.

It works on a recharge­able bat­tery that lasts up to 14hr non­stop mu­sic. It takes 4-5 hrs to get fully charged.

How­ever, the ac­ces­sories with the unit, charg­ers and ca­ble are not that good qual­ity. So users have to com­pro­mise with it. But it comes with the Mi­cro USB charger so you can eas­ily get it any­where around.

PROS: 5000+ songs with vin­tage ra­dio feel, Quick to switch the songs ,mood and singer, Easy to use, Metal­lic fin­ish CONS: Low qual­ity ac­ces­sories, FM con­nec­tiv­ity prob­lem

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