The MobiBLU’s Cube 2 player, which according to MobiBLU is the smallest multimedia player in the world, has outperformed Apple iPod Shuffle, with its improved appeal and OLED display. The Cube 2 can display common image types such as JPG and PNG as well as videos encoded in MSV format. The player also adds OGG music to its earlier MP3 and WMA support. The Cube 2 uses headphone jack for power and synchronization with the source PC. The player supports MacOS and Windows. The MobiBLU’s Cube 2 player comes at a relatively low price, with the 1GB version bearing a price tag of $100 and the 2GB version of $120.
It’s been long that customers were on the lookout for much awaited new 4GB clix portable media player by iriver. At last, iriver has launched its new-fangled out the doors media player featuring support for MP3, WMA, ASF, and OGG music files, in addition to MPEG-4 simple profile QVGA video, and for not more than the feasible price of $200. Presenting a 2.2-inch QVGA display, integrated FM tuner, voice recorder, as well as extensive 25 hours of battery life, the hot portable media player offers a couple of clix accessories, an FM transmitter and car charger, together with iriver earphones, preloaded tracks from eMusic, preloaded games, printed manual and USB 2.0 cable. All these accessories arrive protected with 1 year limited warranty. You might not be able buy it, right now, but just hang around as it is on the threshold.
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.
Rejuvenated with the grand success of “Chocolate” phone, LG has decided to continue the Chocolate series in the digital music market. Their new music player UP3 Flat is just right example of their obsession with Chocolate and the hope to turn their luck in the MP3 market, where they will have to face a fierce competition from the mighty iPod and hot Zune. Featuring Chocolate style buttons, arrow keys for music navigation, the ability to record voice and WMA, ASF, and OGG Vorbis audio codecs, the UP3 Flat connects to a computer via the USB port, but it has a retractable USB connector that slides out of the bottom instead of a cable. Even it isn’t much bigger than the size of your cigarette lighter. The new LG MP3 also flaunts 10-hour battery life, not too bad considering the player’s small size, and is available in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB sizes that can store about 125, 250 or 500 songs respectively. The UP3 comes in a shiny and sleek, piano-black design measuring 25 x 75.4 x 9.6 mm with a mere 18.5 grams weight. The 512MB will cost about 60000 Won ($65) and will soon debut in Korea. The glistening and lustrous design of UP3 offers a nice contrast to the iPod Shuffle that may provide another cost-effective option to choose a Christmas gift for a friend or loved one