Top positive review
Thoughtfully designed with most features similar to the classic Carvaan
17 April 2019
Carvaan Go, the latest offering from Saregama might just be the kind that many users might have wished for. This new device comes in the form of an MP3 player where we get access to 3,000 old hindi songs.
DEVICE & BUILD
Carvaan Go comes in a compact travel-friendly size – something that users will appreciate due to its ease of use. It has options like volume control, Bluetooth, SD card, FM radio at the sides with a circular dial at the centre that allows you to play, pause, skip and replay songs. It also has three circular knobs at the top that allow you to choose artistes, specials and playlists.
1. The MP3 player has been designed ergonomically and comes in a compact size that is easy to grip.
2. The body is lightweight – close to 88 grams
3. The special heart-shaped icon on the control dial allows you to select favourite songs and play them later.
4. It also has an inbuilt speaker that allows you to listen to songs without using earphones
1. The body seems to be made of a light fibre which might be prone to scratches easily if not handled carefully
2. It is only available in silver colour currently
Carvaan Go comes with the following accessories:
• AUX cable
• USB to Micro USB Cable
• Strap holder
1. The earphones have a good sound quality and come in the regular design instead of the plug-in type. You can also control the volume using your earphones
2. The AUX cable helps you to connect your device to an external music source like the music player in your car and enjoy good music as you are on the go
3. USB to Micro USB cable aids in charging your device. A full charge requires about 2 hours which in turn will give you non-stop music for close to 7 hours
4. The strap holder is another thoughtful addition to the kit as it will help you handle your device carefully without fear of it falling off and cracking itself!
1. The device has been designed well and allows you to carry it with you wherever you go
2. It is easy to use and has controls that are fairly easy to use by anyone
3. It has a collection of 25+ artistes, 5+ specials (known as ‘Moods’ in the original Carvaan) that let you play songs according to their categories such as happy, sad, romance, ghazals
4. Playlists option is extensive as it contains close to 51 different categories in which you can listen to songs from the black and white era, the 70s or by your favourite actor
5. The SD card option allows you to play songs from an external source and use the device as a normal MP3 player
6. You can also use the FM/AM option to listen to other songs
THE BLUETOOTH ADVANTAGE
It becomes difficult to keep shuffling songs when you have thousands of old melodies lined up. Also, pressing the ‘next’ button each time can make users irate especially when they can’t go back to their favourites the next time they switch on their device. Saregama has solved the dilemma faced by them initially when the company had launched the classic Carvaan version.
1. Users can make their life easy by downloading the ‘Carvaan’ app from the Playstore
2. Turn on the Bluetooth option on your Carvaan as well as your phone and pair them up
3. Open the app and choose your Carvaan model.
4. Voila! All the artistes, specials and playlists will be visible on your phone screen from where you can see the entire list of songs under any given category and choose to play the ones you want!
Carvaan Go is packed with a wonderful combination – old melodies that can be accessed using technology! Though it does not feature the ‘Geetmala,’ its exhaustive list of 3,000 songs is a commendable effort which makes it a good investment for retro lovers and connoisseurs of music!