Sure, Apple has the iPod shuffle, Creative has the Zen Stone, Sansa has the Clip, and it appears that Archos has entered this mini-MP3 Player market with the Clipper.
There is not much that can be said about this particular MP3 Player except what we have seen before in similar minimalist Portable Media Players (PMPs). That is, a simple downloading of audio files via USB, and minimal buttons for less complications. As usual, the memory is about 2GB, and the price is low at $30.
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Iriver has released their new B30, a successor to the B20. The PMP has an accelerometer, supports UCI and comes with SRS CS headphones. Other features of the 109.5 x 56.9 x 11.15mm player include a 2.8-inch QVGA display, a battery life of 40 hrs. music, 6 hrs. video and 5.5 hrs. DMB. Compatible with MP3/WMA/OGG/ASF/FLAC/APE audio and AVI/WMV/MP4 video, select white, black or silver in 4/8/16GB (with microSD) at prices starting at $155.00.
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Sony’s new X-series Walkman is about to make its debut. The player has a 3-inch OLED screen for video and an FM tuner for audio. The PMP can handle almost any music format and comes with Slacker streaming and noise-canceling headphones. WiFi enabled, expect up to 33 hours of tunes or 9 hours of video playback. Available mid June, you can preorder now. Choose the 16GB model for $299.99 or the 32GB model for $399.99.
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If what you see above is truly the Zune HD, the next iteration of Microsoft’s flagship PMP, then color us both curious and impressed. Impressed by the seemingly high definition screen, curious at the lack of the Zune hardware’s calling card, the Zune pad. Could we be looking at the first touch screen Zune, sporting an HD display? If so, we’d like one immediately. Time to make some phone calls.
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Modu believes that the inner workings of a cell phone should be able to change their outer jackets. Guinness’ World Record holder of the “lightest cell phone” can turn into different devices with specific buttons and interfacing. Included in the collection is the street art, express, bicycle, night, car, sport, classic and ring jacket. The Modu can also be placed into PMPs, digital cams, photo frame and DECT phones to share your images with others. We expect that this one will not be inexpensive nor cater to those who keep their cellies in their pockets without as much as a cover.
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Here’s a peek at the OPPO G11 PMP. It features a 3.2-inch rotating HD touchscreen with 432x240 resolution and supports AVI, RM / RMVB, FLV, JPEG, BMP and GIF, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, APE, and FLAC files. (Whew!) You can also play around with your images, edit them and add an effect or two. Of course it has the usual fast forward, rewind and playback control, an FM tuner and supports e-books. The 4GB G11 can go about 16 hours on its lithium battery and has a low temporary price of CNY1099 (~$161.00.)
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iStation has unveiled their T3. It features a 4.3-inch touchscreen with 480x272 resolution, supports MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, APE, AC3, and WAV audio files as well as MPEG-4, AVI, Divx, Xvid and WMV video files. The Korean made PMP also features a voice recorder, FM tuner, e-book capability, dictionary and a TV-out option. Available in 4, 8, 16 or 32GB with a SDHC expansion slot, it runs on Windows CE 5.0. At a size of 130x75.5x16mm and a weight of only 170g, there is no word yet on availability date or price.
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Why carry a boombox when you can wear one and be just as disruptive? The iCap is wireless and features a detachable 1GB MP3 player with Micro SD card slot, an FM stereo tuner, a voice recorder and 2 built-in speakers so that you and everyone else can listen to your tunes. An FM transmitter is optional and will allow you to send music to your buds’ players as well. The cap comes with a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery, AC charger, clip attachment and USB cable and carries a price of $119.95.
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It’s been about a year since we heard about the Korean company Cowon, but the holidays tend to bring all the electronics makers out. Their newest MP3 Player is the S9 with a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 480 x 272 pixels. With a 500MHz dual-core CPU, it features Bluetooth capability, an FM tuner, T-DMB digital TV, a G-Sensor accelerometer and an electronic dictionary. The player will have 55 hours of music or 11 hours of video playback and 350 hours on standby.
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The iPod shuffle and Creative ZEN Stone will be facing some competition from SanDisk’s latest Sansa Clip which moves up from 1, 2 and 4 GB to 8GB. Like its forerunners, the player supports MP3, WMA and WAV files as well as audio books and DRM-encrypted tracks. It also has a built-in mic and FM tuner with auto-tune and station presets. The Clip should be available on Sansa’s site this week or next and other retailers for about $99.99.
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