Apparently, its time we whet our appetite with some healthy dose of high-end technology, rather than feeding on MP3 players with all those usual frills which have lost there essence long back. The latest player dropped on the platter sprinkled with a lot of chrome is the Siren Edge MP3 player. The Edge lures with 4GB of internal memory, enough to store around 2000 of your favorite songs. It supports WMA and MP3 formats, but there is no support for Ogg. In addition, there is an FM tuner (with recorder), USB 2.0, and compatibility with both Windows and Mac OS environments. Powered by a single AAA battery, the Edge will try to deliver its best for around sixteen hours, so grab it for $210 at Walmart.
For like paupers like me here is a list of Top 5 MP3 Players under $100. Big thanks to CNET for compiling the list. For making into the list these palyers had to meet — at least 512MB of storage capacity, good sound quality; a stylish, compact design; advanced features such as an FM radio or recording capabilities; and an impressive battery life. Presenting Top 5 Mp3 Players under $100: 1. Samsung YEPP YP-MT6X (512MB) 2. Samsung YP-U2 (512MB, Blue/Black) 3. Sony NW-E105 Network Walkman (512MB, Psyc Blue) 4. Cowon iAudio G2 (1GB, dark blue) 5. Creative MuVo TX FM (512MB, blue)
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.
LG Electronics have launched a new range of PMPs at the Korea Electronics show 2006. The new device has a 2.4 inch touch panel and measures 51.5x90x10.4 mm. The device can play all major audio and video formats and has a 4GB storage memory.
JVC is well known for its electronic products and their exceptional sound quality. It has decided to expand its lineup and has rolled out an Alneo lineup of MP3 players with the C series. Their were no special features that I could find in these DAP’s except for their sleek shape and impressive dimensions of 86�44�11.7mm. These small DAP’s weights just 49 grams and feature a 1.27 inch wide display support 65,536 colors, a support for MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC files, an FM tuner that can also record it. The most astonishing thing is that the video playback function is missing that places the product in the category of handicap products. Still if you are willing to buy it it can entertain you for 19.5 hours with its Lithium Ion battery and can be connected to the host via an inbuilt USB port. The player will hit the market in February with three different capacities of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB. I don’t think I am going for it. what about you? Via: newlaunches
Samsung find it irresistible to give away their idea of loving their range of mp3 players, and they surely are well known universally, that is why they decided to advance the K3 player into something more authentic and with more colors accessible to their customers. About the colors – there will be two new K3′s on the shelves during April, one is red and the other is green. About the features – the upcoming K3 models will feature additional 8GB of capacity. About the prices – 2GB ($174), 4GB($233) and 8GB ($310). Other features of the K3 that are seen on normal mp3 players comprise: 25 hours battery life, a 1.8-inch screen and touch-sensitive controls, the FM radio and digital picture library. Via: T3
PMPs and DAPs are getting more and more common as their prices are continuously been slashed by the manufacturing companies. Now users are more interested in gadgets with a difference so that they remain away from the common crowd. This latest Insignia MP3 player is for such people. The device has a 4GB internal memory and the best feature is that it comes equipped with Bluetooth, so the users need not worry of wires stripping apart while using the device. 4GB memory means that it can store more than 1,000 songs and about 14 movies at standard resolution. The player supports WMV and all major audio formats. It weighs about 2.4 ounces and has a 2.2-inch screen. According to Best Buy the device can run for 20 hours on one charge. Another good feature is the device has a MiniSD slot to enhance the storage capacity by another 2GB. The player is only available at Best Buy at a price of $160. Via: nytimes
If you talk about me I have never heard about a company named GAJAH. However the company is touting a new MP3 player that has been stylishly designed. This small device has been designed in the shape of a clip so there is no real need of having a clip attached to the headphone cord to keep your device hanging by your shirt. The shape is the main feature as we are still lacking a complete specification list of this device. Till now all we know is that the device comes with a stereo Bluetooth headset and a mini-USB connection port. But I guess for a new company this is a great looking device. The company is calling the device as a ‘Snafu Clip’ but I really don’t know what that means too. Via: gadgets-weblog
Transcend has now come up with its new T.sonic 820 series of MP3 players. Well, it’s not just another MP3 player on the rack but it has the capabilities to play music, photos, and videos too. Moreover, the T.sonic 820 also brags an FM radio and built-in microphone for sound recording. The Transcend’s T.sonic 820 features a 1.5-inch OLED screen, playlist builder, real time clock, and karaoke-styled lyrics display. You can even use the player to store your PC files or for reading e-books. The stylish player comes compatible with high speed USB 2.0 interface, and over 15 hours of continuous playback. The white model has 2GB storage space while the black one boasts 4GB of storage capacity. Via: techshout
Alba has just dropped a couple of new MP3 player models – MP32GD11SIL and MP34GD11BLK that features solid-state memory in 2GB and 4GB. These user-friendly, square and compact MP3 players tout for their abundant storage capacities but if you are planning to hunt one with glossy and arresting looks, you have to jump to other devices. In contrast to other devices, these players also come with built-in SD/MMC memory card slot to swap playlists and for memory up-gradation. Alba player’s detailed specsencompass: � Stores up to 500 MP3/1,000 WMA tracks. � 10 hours playback. � Size (H)5, (W)6, (D)2cm. � LCD display. � 2.0 USB port. � In ear headphones (supplied). � Portable solid state. � 2GB memory. � MP3/WMA compatible. � DRM 10 compatible. � Normal, repeat functions. � USB cable supplied. � Software supplied. � Minimum PC specification Windows 98 (driver supplied). � SD/MMC card slot. � Requires 1 x AAA battery (supplied). � Weight 34g. The 2GB retails for £22.99 and 4GB goes for £39.99 respectively but no words yet on availability. Via: MP3player