|It comes nested in it's own little box. The unoccupied slot in the foam on the right hand side is for the button battery. Yes, the battery is included. This photograph was exposed after I'd taken it out and futzed with it a bit.|
|This pix shows the overall appearance of the gizmo. The grey round wheel looking part allows for adjustments which I'll touch upon later.|
|Here, the ear clip is closed. The round speaker can swivel through a limited arc to accommodate different shaped ears.|
|In this pix I've moved on and adjusted the beats per measure to 4. Again, the Swing Dance and Fiesta are 4 beat dances.|
|If one is practicing a 6 beat dance such as a waltz, the adjustment is easily accomplished.|
|This shows the rhythm set for 1/4 notes. There are other rhythms available but I'm not musical enough to sort through that yet.|
The little gizmo even retains its settings after being switched off rather than going back to some default collection. Bonus!
I ordered mine from Musician's Friend. Prices vary quite a lot and also note that Korg makes other in ear metronomes for other uses. The IE-1M is the cheapest of the range.
Will it help keep me on time? Will it stay on my ear while skating? Will the itty-bitty buttons drive me crazy? Don't know yet--stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy today's earworm!