That is, of course, not the point. I didn't know that it is not a stand-alone device, but one that requires connecting to a "Mac or PC". I did a web search and found a guide on how to set it up in 13 easy steps. So much for "works out of the box".
I refuse to give them any personal information or sign up for some service just to be able to run the device. I lent it to someone who already drank the cool-aid and has an iPad/Windows computer/iTunes software and account, to get it activated. When it comes back we'll see what it can do. If it requires regular connections back to MCP it's out the door, or jailbreak time.
Speaking of "PC", my web searches turn up the definitions along the lines of: "a personal computer (PC) is a microcomputer designed for use by one person at a time". Leave it to MS and Apple to hijack the term to mean "Computer running Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or newer". If you install Windows on a Mac, does it make it a PC?