GP gadget ... podcasts for under £40

Model: Dynamode MoviPlay MP4-2G-TT2

Price: £38-£62 from www.oyyy.co.uk and www.lambda-tek.com

Surprisingly cheap - we found this for under £40 by searching Google - this pocket sized MP4 player is packed with features .

MP4? Yes, as well as playing music, this little gadget shows videos on its 4cm x 3cm colour screen. It gives unexpectedly high-quality video graphics and sound, totally making up for the light-weight feel of the plastic buttons and casing and poor instructions.

And the quality continues to defy the size and feel of the product - the FM radio and voice recorder perform remarkably well too.

A neat USB connection allows you to plug it into a PC and drag and drop music files from your PC onto the device. The USB cable also plugs into a three-pin plug to charge it from the mains. But, as far as I can see, it is not Mac-compatible.

The navigation system is basic, and, even if you use the SD card slot, I am not sure if there is enough capacity to store one of my favourite films. However, I see this as being more of a gadget to find out if watching BBC Breakfast news podcasts wherever you are suits your lifestyle. For that, it is ideal, and you won't need to fork out a fortune to try these technological advances.

At that price, a cheap gadget or gift - and well worth the price.

Dr Raj Thakkar, a GP in Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire

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