Certainly, it is not for every one however, if you want to grab it, be ready to spend $19,999.99 for this TrekStor i.Beat organix Gold MP3 Player. The account given on Amazon , “this MP3 player is built for every millionaire who loves digital music”, truly parallels its character. Value of this MP3 player is based on technical standards and of course, on the 750 gold (18 karat) and 63 diamonds (one-karat) engraved on it. This creation at the behest of Alex Shnaider the owner of the Midland Formula 1 team, is adorned with a small chain that includes beautiful aquamarine gems. Even the features are in accordance with the value. With 1GB memory it can playback WAV, MP3, WMA, ASF, and OGG file formats, and even can supports WMA-DRM9. The organix Gold is also equipped with a stereo FM radio and an integrated voice recorder. The mobile data storage can be manipulated via the USB connection.
Dispersing all the speculations Amazon finally unveils Zune accessory gallery that includes premium earphones, travel pack, FM transmitter, dock to the sync cable, wireless remote, A / V cable, car charger and many more. Price of Zune accessory line will probably run between $19.99 and $100.
Amazon had been of offering a huge range of varied goods like Electronics, Apparel, Computers and what not. Now they have decided to launch a MP3 store that exclusively sells the non-DRM tracks. The most exciting feature of this store will be that it will sell these tracks with variable prices. The customers will find this feature appealing and will find a good mp3 collection in a format that is good for all the devices. This strategy looks to be influenced by the impact of Microsoft’s announcement that made it clear about Zune not supporting it’s own PlayForSure DRM. Yahoo! Music, Napster, URGE and others based on PlayForSure have had a devastating effect on their business. This bold move by Amazon will help it make a good market and may give a tough fight to Apple’s iTunes market as Amazon promises to provide variable pricing to both major and indie labels which they had been demanding for long.
So, Microsoft has done it quite early. The Pink Zune, which was expected to be hit the shelves in May, is out for sale now. You can grab the 30GB pink device on Amazon right now and the price tag says $250. Well, there are 100,000 units of the pink Zune slated for the market but I don’t think it will take too much time for them to disappear from the shelves. So, why wait for May when you have already them on hand?
Amazon is planning to open its online music service without any copy protection. The British paper claims that Amazon has approached all the music majors in order to launch its MP3 store in May to give direct competition to Apple’s iTunes. Amazon is in hurry to launch its DRM free music service on its retail store because at the same time, Apple is planning to start selling DRM free music from EMI in May through its music store. Amazon has partnered with Universal Music Group to sell unprotected music, mostly in the form of classical tracks. Universal Music Group is holding top position among all music labels. According to Reuters, if Universal goes for DRM free music then everyone has to follow. Even if Amazon will manage to sell its DRM free music service with Universal, still Amazon has competition with Apple. If it will become true, the Amazon direct download store will become second major online store to offer unprotected music compatible with both the iTunes jukebox and the iPod. Amazon has already entered into the online media business by unveiling its Unbox video store, which sells movies and TV shows in a DRM-laden Windows Media format. Image Credit: SUN Via: Ars Technica