Play It Now Personal Digital Music Recorder Instructions

FCC STATEMENT
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Where Technology Comes to Play!™
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AGES 6+
Personal Digital Music Recorder
Thank you for purchasing the PlayItNow Personal
Digital Music Recorder made just for you! Be sure
to read and follow all instructions carefully before
using this product.
Record and play up to 30 minutes of your favorite
music while playing six cool games anywhere
you want! With the PlayItNow™ Personal
Digital Music Recorder, you can record your
favorite songs from a variety of sources (CD
player, computer, digital music player, TV, etc.)
through the audio plug and listen to them anytime
and anywhere!
Play any of the six exciting games or activities while
you’re grooving to your tunes! Try out Block Adder,
Groove Racer™, Wayniak™, Smash Hits™, Ice Blockey™
and Beat Drop™!
Requires 3 x 1.5V “AAA” or R03 size batteries (not
included). Alkaline batteries recommended. Phillips/cross
head screwdriver (not included) needed to insert batteries.
Press ENTER to display your selected screen saver.
Select “YES” and press ENTER to confirm it and
you will go back to the SETTINGS Menu.
QUICK START GUIDE TO RECORD MUSIC
Pop out the audio plug from the player and
insert it into any standard headphone jack. The
player will automatically detect that you have
done this, so press ENTER to begin recording
your music. The player will automatically
record approximately up to 30 minutes of
music. Press ENTER to stop recording after
each individual song and press ENTER again to
resume recording the next song. Press CANCEL
to exit back to the Main Menu. Then, pop
back in the audio plug and close for safe
storage. If your memory is full and cannot
accept any more music, you will be directed
back to the Main Menu.
To play music quickly, select “PLAY ALL” from the
MUSIC Menu and press ENTER to begin. Customization
of your music is covered later in this booklet.
TO INSERT BATTERIES
Slide the Belt Clip down and off the player.
Slide battery door switch to “OPEN.” Using
a Phillips/cross head screwdriver, loosen
the screw in the battery compartment
cover (screw stays attached to cover).
Remove cover. Insert 3 x 1.5V “AAA” or
R03 size batteries (not included). Alkaline
batteries recommended. Replace cover and
tighten screw. Slide battery door switch to
“CLOSE.”
Note: Failure to return the battery door
switch to “CLOSE” will result in loss of any
stored music. Slide and snap belt clip back
into place.
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Battery
Door
Switch
DATE: Select “DATE” from the SETTINGS Menu
and press ENTER to begin. The current date will
be displayed. Press ENTER to enter a new date,
or CANCEL to exit. To enter the Date, use the 5
and 6 buttons to scroll up and down through the
month, day and year digits. Press ENTER after
each correct entry. At this point, the date will be
displayed. To go back to a previous number, press
CANCEL. Then, enter the correct number. Press
CANCEL when finished and you will go back to
the SETTINGS Menu.
TIME: Select “TIME” from the SETTINGS Menu
and press ENTER to begin. The current time will
be displayed. Press ENTER to enter a new time,
or CANCEL to exit. To set the Time, use the 5
and 6 buttons to scroll up and down through the
hour and minutes digits as well as either a.m. or
p.m. Press ENTER after each correct entry. At this
point, the time will be displayed. To go back to a
previous number, press CANCEL. Then, enter the
correct number. Press CANCEL when finished and
you will go back to the SETTINGS Menu.
POWER: Select “POWER” from the SETTINGS
Menu and press ENTER to begin. The screen will
display a battery indicator icon showing you the
current battery level. Press ENTER or CANCEL to
return to the SETTINGS Menu.
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SOUND: Select “SOUND” from the SETTINGS
Menu and press ENTER to begin. To turn the
sound ON, select “ON” and you will hear your
game SFX over the music you are listening to. To
turn the sound OFF, select “OFF” and you will
hear only music if it’s playing, and no game SFX.
NAME: Select “NAME” from the SETTINGS Menu
and press ENTER to begin. To personalize your
player you may enter your name by using the
3 or 4 buttons to scroll Left and Right through
the alphabet and pressing ENTER to select your
desired letter. To delete the current letter, press
CANCEL and you will back up to the previous
letter. Then, enter the correct letter. You can enter
up to 20 characters. When you are finished
entering your name, scroll down to the “SAVE”
icon and press ENTER to save the name and press
CANCEL to return to the SETTINGS Menu. You
can also edit the names that are listed in your
name menu. When you first enter the name menu
it will display your current set name. Press ENTER
to edit the name or CANCEL to go back to the
SETTINGS Menu.
SCREEN SAVERS: Select “SCREEN” from the
SETTINGS Menu and press ENTER to begin. You
will enter a Screen Saver preview menu where you
can scroll through 9 different screen saver options
(6 are animations, 1 is your name scrolling across
the screen, 1 is the time of day, and 1 is the title
of the song that is currently playing, scrolling.) Use
the 5 and 6 buttons to scroll through the options.
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CAUTION: TO AVOID BATTERY LEAKAGE
1. As with all small batteries, the battery used with this toy
should be kept away from small children who still put things
in their mouths. If it is swallowed, promptly see a doctor and,
in the U.S., have the doctor phone (202) 625-3333 collect, or,
in Canada, have the doctor call your provincial Poison Control
Centre.
2. Make sure the battery is inserted correctly and always follow
the toy and battery manufacturers’ instructions;
3. Do not mix old batteries and new batteries or alkaline,
standard (carbon zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium)
batteries.
IMPORTANT: BATTERY INFORMATION
Please retain this information for future reference.
Batteries should be replaced by an adult.
CAUTION:
1. Always follow the instructions carefully. Use only batteries specified and be
sure to insert item correctly by matching the + and – polarity markings.
2. Do not mix old batteries and new batteries or standard (carbon-zinc) with
alkaline batteries.
3. Remove exhausted or dead batteries from the product.
4. Remove batteries if product is not to be played with for a long time.
5. Do not short circuit the supply terminals.
6. Should this product cause, or be affected by, local electrical interference, move
it away from other electrical equipment. Reset (switching off and back on again
or removing and re-inserting batteries) if necessary.
7. RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES: Do not mix these with any other types of battery.
Always remove from the product before recharging. Recharge batteries under
adult supervision. DO NOT RECHARGE OTHER TYPES OF BATTERIES.
8. As with all small items, these batteries should be kept away from children. If
swallowed, seek medical attention immediately.
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Audio plug
• This game has 6 levels. In order to advance to
the next level, you must clear a certain number of
rows.
• 5 rows per level: on level 1 you must clear 5 rows
to advance to level 2.
• On level 2, you must clear 10 rows to advance to
level 3, and so on.
LCD screen
Enter Button
Cancel Button
You score points for clearing rows. If you clear two
rows at once, your score increases.
Clear one row: 10 points
Clear two rows at the same time: 40 points
Illuminated 4-way
control pad
High Scores
Belt Clip
(removable)
You can check your highest scores and compare them
with your friends. Select “HI-SCORE” after selecting a
game from the GAMES Menu and you will view your
High-Score for that game.
To get out of this screen press CANCEL. To get out of
this mode press CANCEL again.
Volume Dial
Hold Slide
Switch
Headphone jack
Reset Button
Battery Door
Switch
SETTINGS
1. If you want to customize your PlayItNow
player, go to the MAIN MENU. Scroll down to
highlight “SETTINGS” and press ENTER.
2. You will have 6 choices upon entering the
SETTINGS Menu: Sound, Name, Screen, Date,
Time and Power (to check the battery power level).
3. Use the 5 and 6 buttons to scroll up and down
through the options and press ENTER to select the
highlighted option.
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•
Triple notes are worth 25 points.
• If you catch 3 triple notes in a row, you get an
extra life and the notes will reset.
If you fail to catch any note at any time, the bonus will
reset to single notes.
When you hit a block that is indestructible, it plays a
different sound effect and blinks on the screen 3 times.
You begin with 3 lives. The game is over when you
lose all your lives. Every time you progress to the next
level, you earn an extra life.
Ice Blockey™
Like to play hockey? Now you can while listening to
your favorite music! You’re in charge of controlling
your ice hockey player who slides up and down the
left hand side of the screen. First, press ENTER to
engage the puck. Slide your player up and down by
using the 5 and 6 buttons so that he can defend your
goal and score in the opponent’s goal! PlayItNow
will record your highest score.
TO RECORD MUSIC
Pop out the audio plug from the player
and insert it into any standard headphone
jack. The player will automatically detect
that you have done this, so press ENTER
to begin recording your music. The player
will automatically record approximately
up to 30 minutes of music. Press ENTER
to stop recording after each individual
song and press ENTER again to resume
recording the next song. Press CANCEL
to exit back to the Main Menu. Then,
pop back in the audio plug and close for
safe storage. If your memory is full and cannot accept any more
music, you will be directed back to the Main Menu. While you are
recording music you can play games! Please see the GAMES section
for more information.
MAIN MENU OPTIONS
The Main Menu is where you may choose to set up
your MUSIC, GAMES or personalized SETTINGS.
Use the 4-WAY CONTROL PAD to scroll up and down
through these three options and press ENTER to select
your desired option.
Beat Drop™
Try sorting the falling musical notes so that they touch
a similar shaped block at the bottom and disappear.
Move each note across six descending columns so that
they fall into the place you want them.
A “#” will pair with anything it touches but if it touches
nothing for the duration of 2 blocks being dropped it
will pop and disappear. You can speed up the rate at
which the note falls, by pressing the 6 button.
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MUSIC
Upon entering the MUSIC Menu, you will be given
5 options: PLAY ALL, SELECT, EDIT, ORDER and
MEMORY. Use the 4-WAY CONTROL PAD to scroll up
and down through these 5 options and press ENTER to
select your desired option.
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PLAY ALL: Select “PLAY ALL” from the MUSIC Main
Menu and press ENTER to begin.
• 4 skips to the next song (4) on your playlist.
• 3 goes back to the beginning of the current
song (3).
• 5 stops playing the song ( ).
• 6 pauses the current song (ll).
• To go back to the previous song, double click the
3 button (3).
• To rewind the current song, press and hold the 3
button (3).
• To fast forward the current song, press and hold
the 4 button (4).
You can also select a screen saver to run while
listening to your music.
SELECT: Select “SELECT” from the MUSIC Menu and
press ENTER to begin. The screen will display your
playlist. Use the 4-WAY CONTROL PAD to scroll
through the songs on your playlist and press ENTER
to listen to one, or CANCEL to return to the MUSIC
Menu.
• Press the > button to skip the next song (>) on
your playlist or the < button to go back to the
beginning of the song (<).
• Press the 5 button to stop playing a song ( ), or
the 6 button to pause the current song (ll).
• Double click the 3 button to go to the previous
song.
• Press and hold the 3 button to rewind.
• Press and hold the 4 button to fast forward.
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There are 32 different dance poses for each part of
the body so you can customize up to 400 different
dance patterns!
To make your character’s dance moves match the
speed of the music, you can press ENTER and move
the bar on the right side of the screen up or down by
using the 5 and 6 buttons.
Smash Hits™
Use the 3 or 4 buttons to move the paddle from left to
right in order to keep the ball from falling to the bottom
of the screen. As the ball bounces around the screen, it
will hit certain obstacles which, when hit, will turn into
musical notes and float to the bottom of the screen. It’s
your job to catch them. The level is complete when all
obstacles are hit.
There are 6 levels to play. When you clear all the
blocks, you must play a new level. The levels look
different each time (and sometimes there are blocks
that you cannot smash).
• You score 1 point for every block you smash.
• You score more points for musical notes that you
catch when they fall.
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Single notes are worth 5 points.
• If you catch 3 single notes in a row (without
missing any) falling notes will now be double
notes.
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Double notes are worth 10 points.
• If you catch 3 double notes in a row, falling notes
will now be triple notes.
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Groove Racer™
Test out your driving speed in this fast paced racing
game! Race on one of six tracks against three other
cars! Begin on Track 1 and proceed all the way to
Track 6 (the tracks increase in difficulty). Your goal is to
complete all six tracks in 1st place.
Select Track 1 from the Menu. The race will
automatically begin. You will see three lights light up
in sequence the last of which will signal the start of the
race. To accelerate (speed up) press ENTER or 5. To
break (slow down) press 6. Use the 3 or 4 buttons to
move LEFT or RIGHT to steer your car.
At the end of the game, you will be told what position
you finished in. The time is recorded and is displayed
in the Hi-Score section.
TIP: Accelerate until you reach the turn, then let go
when you see the warning sign appear, and accelerate
again after making your way around the turn.
Wayniak™
Wayniak™ is a fun dancing activity to play while
you’re listening to music! Whenever music is being
played, a cute little character named WAYNIAK starts
dancing on the screen. You can just leave it there
dancing on its own, or you can choose to interact
with it using the 4-WAY CONTROL PAD.
• 5 = HEAD
• 3 = ARMS
• 6 = LEGS
• 4 = SPECIAL MOVES
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EDIT: Select “EDIT” from the MUSIC Menu and
press ENTER to begin. This is where you can edit the
name of each song on your playlist. The screen will
display “TITLE,” “DELETE,” or “DELETE ALL.” Use the
4-WAY CONTROL PAD to select either “TITLE” to edit
the name of your song, “DELETE” to remove the song
from your playlist, or “DELETE ALL” to remove all the
songs from your playlist, and press ENTER.
NOTE: The duration of time it takes for a song to be
removed from your playlist depends on the length of
the song. Longer songs will take a longer amount of
time to be removed.
If you select a song to edit, use the 4-WAY CONTROL
PAD to scroll through the alphabet and select up to
20 characters for the name of each song. Press the
6 button to move the cursor to “SAVE.” Press ENTER
to save your new name and return to the Song List.
ORDER: Select “ORDER” from the MUSIC Menu
and press ENTER to begin. This is where you can
arrange the order of the songs in your playlist. Your
playlist will be displayed so use the 5 and 6 buttons
to select the song you wish to move and press the 4
button. Next select the location you wish to move it to
and press ENTER. Press the 3 button to deselect the
song, CANCEL to back up to the MUSIC Menu, or
the 5 and 6 buttons to move your song to its desired
location and ENTER to confirm its move after which
you will return to the beginning of the Order Menu.
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MEMORY: Select “MEMORY” from the MUSIC Menu
and press ENTER to begin. You will see a pie chart of
how much memory you have left to store your songs.
Press ENTER to return to the MUSIC Menu.
To adjust the Volume of your player, simply
rotate the VOLUME DIAL up to make the
music louder, or down to make it quieter.
To prevent any buttons from being activated
and thereby interrupting your music,
slide the HOLD switch UP to lock all the
buttons. You should do this when not using
your PlayItNow, as it will prevent any
accidental activation from occurring.
GAMES
If you wish to play a new game, you will enter the Menu where
you can choose from 6 cool games: Block Adder, Groove Racer™,
Wayniak™, Smash Hits™, Ice Blockey™, Beat Drop™.
If you have previously saved a game, upon entering the GAMES
Menu, you will be asked if you want to resume your saved game or
play a new game. If you select “RESUME,” you will enter your saved
game and resume playing where you left off.
Directions on how to play each individual game are described
below.
To save your current game data while you’re playing, press CANCEL
to bring up the Save Menu. Use the 4-WAY CONTROL PAD to select
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“SAVE” and press ENTER. To Exit your current game
without saving, select “EXIT” and press ENTER.
You can also see your High Score on all games,
except for Wayniak™. On most games you will see
the Level you have achieved and your corresponding
Score. On Groove Racer™ you will see what Track
you made it to, and your fastest time.
Block Adder
Begin this game by using the 4-WAY CONTROL PAD
to steer your worm towards a piece of food. Make
your worm eat each piece of food, and as it does, it
will grow in length. Watch out because whenever your
worm eats several pieces of food, a corner to a maze
is built which makes it more and more difficult for the
worm to catch the food.
There are two different types of food you can eat.
Normal food blocks are worth 1 point. Bonus food
is larger, and worth more points depending on how
quickly you eat it. The bonus food will appear on the
screen for 10 seconds and counts down by blinking.
When the time is up, the bonus food disappears. But if
you eat it before it disappears, you get [10] x [timer]
= points. For example, if you eat it within 5 seconds,
you get 50 points.
The game is over when the worm touches its own
body, a wall, or part of the maze.
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