Rising from the catnap, Cowon has officially announced the Cowon D2, a new player that you may easily reckon as a reproduction of i-Station mini, not only in features, but external manifestation as well. Featuring TV-out support, large format support, FM radio and Line-in recording, touch interface by transparent overlay GUI, in addition to 94mW output (47mW+47mw), the Cowon D2 present integrated DMB, 1 to 4GB storage capacity, SD Card slot for SD&MMC and 2.5 inch LCD (320 x 240). Boasting huge 45 hours of battery life (in MP3 mode) and 8 hours on DMB, as well as 30 frame QVGA movie playback, the D2 player supports a variety of files including WMV9, MPEG4 (Movie), and MP3, Ogg, WMA, FLAC (Music). Sorry pals! For now, it is only for Koreans. All you can do is just wait for your turn. No words on pricing and availability.
PMP market is swamped with innumerable MP3s and lots mote are hitting the market day after day. Adding to the list, IOPS BlueQ, a new MP3 player from Korea, with the support of Bluetooth class2 is the latest arrival in the stores. Supporting MP3, WMA audio, MPEG4 and Flash video, in addition to JPEG image filesand FM tuner, the IOPS BlueQ flaunts a 1.8-inch 260k color TFT LCD display, together with USB2.0 connectivity. The best feature that may allure you is its incorporated Li-ion battery that allows you a continuous playback of 33 hours. You may choose between the black and white colors. The BlueQ will cost about $194 for the 1GB and about $237 for the 2GB capacity player. All features seem to be just right apart from the cost that appears bit high, even if you compare it to the mighty iPod. So, it is up to you, whether you go for the new BlueQ or……
Converting different type of audio or videos, such as cassette tapes, vinyl records, television shows and VHS tapes, directly to the iPod was one of the snags that must have deferred you from enjoying your favorite music, videos and shows. Now you may put your snag at rest, for a hot device has come to the fore that converts any sort of audio or video format directly to an iPod and that too just with a single click of button. All you have to do is plug the device; push the record button; and the content is converted to digital MP3 or MPEG4 format; it will occupy just about 1 GB for three hours of 320 x 240 resolution video content; and straight away is stored on your iPod. You just need any audio or video device with RCA connections and S-Video, including audio/video cables. You can do all this for a price of $159.95.
Haier, the biggest home appliance maker in China, introduced a Wi-Fi-enabled, hard drive-based music and video player with a touch-pad interface at the Consumer Electronics Show 2007 in collaboration with AOL. The player dubbed ‘Smartscreens Media Device’ for the time being comes with a whopping 30GB hard drive and it’s running Linux. Featuring Bluetooth, sport for MPEG4 and WMV, the WiFi player will allow the users to download music from various services and even stream Internet radio. The stainless steel looks account for its good looking interface. Well, the player in its early phases and it is not expected to hit the shelves until Q2 of 2007. Via: DigitalMusic