Boundaries are diminishing from all respect of creation, is it because of lack of innovation or hipper imagination, it’s impossible to say. Now, look at this phone, sorry DAP, that incorporates even the minutest appearances from the cell phone world. This sham is Cowon’s iAudio F2 with a 128×160 pixel 1.3-inch screen, an FM radio, voice recording, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG Vorbis and FLAC. However, to catch video you need to re-encode their clips. 22 hours battery back up is quite upright and 2 GB memory is respectable. Infact, it can be considered a fine try out. Available from 22 September for 179,000 won or $187.
I would like to see this nifty ultra-portable DAP in other parts of the world as the Aigo’s Patriot MP-F986 is just confined to its home country China. 43g Patriot is available in duo mode of memory, 512MB and 1GB. This DAP measures 2.6 x 1.85 x 0.6-inch and lures with its 160 x 128 OLED screen for AVI video format support. Other relevant features are OGG audio file support, photo viewer, MP3, text viewer, SRS WOW sound. Price is not available.
It’s good to see that finally, DAPs are getting cheaper and cheaper. The MediaREADY Aero product is the line of flash-based portable MP3 players. Each unit features MP3 playback, FM recording, Windows Media, ASF and WAV audio support, Tunebite 3.0 trial software, FM tuning, a USB 2.0 interface and voice recording. It is available in capacities ranging from 128MB – 2GB and comes with a pair of earphones. Powered with a single AAA battery it is capable of 72 hours of recording time. With varying degree of colors and storage configurations, the units will start just at $29.
Swedish Digital Audio Player manufacturer VISUAL SOUND is all set to put the iPod era to an end by launching its all new VS1 DAP. The device measuring just 2.36 x 1.65 x 0.57 inches is small enough to fit in anyone’s pocket. This small yet attractive device is capable of playing MP3, WMA, WAV audio and WMV and AMV video files. This black box comes fully loaded with a FM Tuner, audio recording capabilities and a unique built in speaker and a 1.8 Inch TFT screen. To add to it all it comes bundled with a 2GB memory storage capacity to take care of all your entertainment needs. The VS1 DAP won’t even hurt you much on your pocket, priced at just $230 this dude is worth for its price.
Luxpro has launched an ultra-slim Digital audio player named Pico. The DAP can play audio in all major formats and the most exciting feature of the DAP is that it has a touch screen display.
The release of Microsoft Zune portable digital media player in Europe will be delayed until late 2007 due to unavailability of a music provider in the European market. This will be a major setback for Microsoft as their competitor in this field apple’s iPod will make it harder for Microsoft to grab a significant market share till then. But Microsoft can not do anything until they get a music provider in the European market as if they sell their product without due license it will be illegal. The music service does not permit purchase of content with the use of British credit card so even do not think to import Zune from the US. The only thing you can do is wait until the launch.
We have heard much of Microsoft Zune and certainly are curious to have a glance over the upcoming player. At last, there is a good news for Microsoft enthusiasts that, after a long hang around, Microsoft is exhibiting its different accessories for the stylish small DAP, which comprises a Zune Home A/V Pack, Zune Car Pack ($80) and Zune Travel Pack ($100), at Microsoft’s fancy Zune.net site. Definitely appears exciting. The move by Microsoft will definitely give an opportunity to its followers to have a good look.
Sharp offers a new player MP-E300 with 1GB and 512MB memories which come in 3 attractive colors : silver, black and gold and its sleek structure, though it still looks like a calculator, further add on to its looks as it measures only 87.6x49x7.9mm. This new player offers a plenty of features with all the technology embedded into its small body, which only weighs 62g. It has a miniSD port, a FM tuner and FM transmitter, support for MP3, WMA, WM DRM10 and AAC, and compatibility with Napster to Go. It also allows you do record the radio directly into its memory. All these features make this DAP an all in one possession which you can boast about.
The iPod wearable video glasses form ICUITI iWear can be attached to your video iPod without the requirement of any power pack or external electronic. They get connected to your pod via a cable and have got automatic 2D/3D selector. The glasses provide a twin resolution of 320×240 px and it becomes virtually equal to a 44-inch screen viewed from the distance of 9 feet. The display of the glasses displays 24-bit True color and they weigh only 4 oz. What’s good is that there is no power drawn from the iPod and so its battery life remains the same. ICUITI iWear HMD are selling for $299 at the ICIUTI website.
The B-Twin is a DAP from Rimax with two jacks for headphones so that the need of splitting your headphone incase you want other person also to hear the music that you are playing. It supports a 1.8-inch LCD and has rechargeable batteries that can support this DAP for 5-6 hours. There is also a feature of external speakers with options of 1GB or 2 GB flash memory. The player sports almost all the known video and audio file format like MPEG-4 or GIF/JPEG photos. Windows Media audio files are also supported by this DAP. Rimax has also thrown in FM radio and voice recording with this DAP which will boost its capabilities. I think the above configuration makes it a good bet to by this audio player. The DAP has been priced at $ 132 at RMXdirect a British store.