Are you still thinking about buying a MP3 player like Apple iPod Shuffle or Microsoft Zune? Then have a look at this amazing piece of electronics. This not only will save a few dollars for you but will also function as a USB Pen Drive. The only trait that I found with the device was that it does not have a sporty LCD screen to enjoy some videos. But considering the $15 price tag, I think that its value for money. Features: The Brando MP3 Player does not have a LCD screen and doesn’t even has a good looking and stylish aluminum finish, but it can accept SD or MMC cards and can directly plug into the USB port of your computer for easy data transfer. Measurements: The device measures just 3.25 x 1.25 x 1.00 inches and weighs a little more than an ounce. The one inch thickness of the device is due to the fact that the device has a AAA battery slot that is needed to power it. Package: The package includes the device itself and a pair of not so trendy and rather cheaply made set of headphones. All other accessories that is the battery and the SD card have to be purchased by the buyer. I think there will be a couple of SD cards eating dust in your store. So you can also buy this device so that you can use your old purchases. Technical Specifications: 1) Power: One AAA Sized Battery that offers you 10-hours of non stop music. 2) Playing Format: MP3 3) Interface: USB 2.0 Port 4) Output: 16 mW on each side of the headphone 5) Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz 6) Signal to Noise Ratio: 88dB 7) Distortion: 0.02% Memory Card: SD or MMC 9) Systems Supported: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Mac OS 8.6 and above Setup: The device offers you a very basic setup. You can slide the rear end cap to get to the SD/MMC card and also the AAA sized battery. The front end cap slides to reveal the USB port for easy connectivity with the system. The device is Plug and Play compatible that means that there is no need to install a separate software in the computer to connect the device. You just have to connect the device to the USB port of the computer and the system will automatically recognize the device as a external storage device. Then you can drag and drop your favorite tracks in the device. At the bottom of the case you will find a 3.5mm headphone jack where you can insert the provided headphones or if you want to spend a bit more then you can buy any good quality headphone for the device. Controls: The device has a single multipurpose switch attached at the top end side of the player. That can be moved forward and reverse to change the tracks in both the directions. Pressing and holding the switch for more than 3 seconds will power on and off the device. A long press in either direction will change the volume. The device can play tracks only in continuous motion that means there is no button in the device that can make it play tracks in random order. However you can connect the device to the computer and copy songs according to your mood. Price: The Brando USB MP3 Player + SD/MMC Card Reader and the Headphones are priced at $15. You also have two colors to choose from, which are Translucent Black and Translucent Blue. Positives: 1) The price tag of $15 makes the device value for money 2) The device is multipurpose as it can be used as a MP3 Player and also as a thumb drive 3) Easy to operate 4) Good design. Portable Negatives: 1) Headphones provided not to good 2) No support for MiniSD and MicroSD cards Bottom Line: All in all for its price it is a good deal…!
Jun 3rd, 2012 Comments: 0