At just 4.5mm thin, the 4GB CVSJ-1304 from Chinavision is probably the world’s thinnest portable media player. That’s what the company is claiming and I think they might be right. With a 1.8 inch touch screen that has a resolution of 160 x 128, and support for media formats such as MP4, MP3, WMA, ASF, and WAV, the player also has an FM tuner, rechargeable battery and USB connectivity. It’s not a bad looking player at that. How thin can we get and still be able to touch the device without breaking it?
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MP4 players are great, but they’re not always as slim as they could be. The slimmer they are, the hipper they look. Sort of like Hollywood’s standards. This is one sexy MP4 and it looks like the interface would be easy to use.
In April KNC will release its ultra thin MP4 player, the M-701. It has a 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen, MP3 options, WMA, lyrics synchronization, e-books, and picture browsing. There isn’t very much info other then that, but as far as looks, I dig it.
This might be more for those who like novelty products. Or maybe you are a fan of carbonation. This device supports MP3, WMA, WMV, WAV and ASF file formats with ID3 tags with lyrics display.
It sports an OLED screen of unknown size, a microphone and a USB 2.0 port built-in. FM radio and voice recording functionality are included, as well as seven EQ settings. Internal memory comes in 128, 256 and 512MB, and 1, 2 and 4GB. You can get it in both blue and red, presumably for those with a vote to cast in the cola wars.(Your choice of fake Pepsi or fake coke)
Occasionally you see a PMP that actually stands out from the crowd. This one definitely falls into that category. The WindTouch V80 is a PDA/PMP that runs on Windows CE 6.0. It comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera, 2GB of internal memory and micro SD slot. It supports most file formats like: AVI , ASF, MPG, 3GP, MP4, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, ASF, FLAC, BMP, JPEG, GIF, TXT.
This one is a real looker. Sleek and dare I say it, seductive in design. The price tag of $95 is not bad either. They did a great job of making this one stand out from the crowd.
…At least that’s the impression one gets from the picture of the guy wearing it, on the product site. Apparently the Tie Spy makes you wear dark sunglasses and pretend you are a G-Man. A G-Man with a tacky tie who stands out like…Well, like an overly happy dork with a surveillance device in his tie.
They claim that the camera in this tie is the world’s smallest color pinhole camera. But then again they also claim that this tie is fashionable. You can record exactly what you see while wearing it. No external power is needed, since it just connects directly with an included MP4 player. Some of the specs on the MP4 player include: 512MB Memory with the ability to get 1GB using an SD card. 2.5 Inch TFT OLED display, with a resolution of 320×240. Even with the MP4 player thrown in, this tie still probably won’t make you feel like James Bond. Who knows, you might get some dirt on a co-worker, but more likely you’ll just collect videos of your walk to work. From your tie’s point of view of course.
Looking for the ultimate multi-media player for your wrist? This one can even wirelessly broadcast music through a car stereo or portable radio with it’s integrated FM transmitter. It also has an embedded 4Gb flash memory, a 1.8″ 160×128 pixel OLED display which they say produces bright, vivid color images. You know, if you want to watch something on a really small screen.
It’s capable of playing MP3, WMA, MP4 music videos or movies, as well as displaying JPG photos, recording, e-book reading, and yes displaying the time too. As far as power, it’s got a built-in Li-on battery and it can still play while charging.
This PMP player from Kinwei appears to have a very nice, clean design but how it’s used we’re just not sure. It sports a 2.4-inch TFT display and allows you to view E-books, JPG, GIF and BMP images, MP1, MP2, MP3 and WMA music files and the ever-obscure TV/AWV video formats. It also has a built-in FM tuner, seven preset EQ modes, a rechargeable battery and a capacity of 2GB. The product details list a touch pad for interaction but aside from that the player appears to have no buttons, dials, switches, cool blue lights and not even any branding. We still think it looks pretty cool, however. No price was readily available and it comes in the shown color of black or white.
Myvu, a developer of video eyewear, announced today a version of its product which works with other portable media devices besides the Apple iPod. The new Myvu Universal Edition is priced at around $200.
The Myvu Universal Edition comes with a connectivity kit which should allow it to let you watch videos off of many portable media devices like mobile phones, portable media players, portable DVD players and camcorders. This video eyewear offers up something of an ergonomic design, up to four hours of rechargeable battery life and noise-canceling in-ear earbuds.
Two new PMPs by Energy Sistem are now available in Europe. Meet the the Inngenio 4000 DUET HDP M-EX and the Inngenio 5000 HDP M-EX right and bottom respectively. The 4000 model has a smaller 2.8-inch QVGA TFT LCD display compared to the 5000′s 3.5 inch, but exceeds the storage capacity of the 5000 with a whopping 6GB via miniSD in contrast to 2GB SD capacity of its counterpart.
The units understand many common formats including MPEG4, MP3, WMA, WAV and views JPG, BMP, TXT and in addition the Inngenio 4000 plays XVid and posesses an FM Tuner making it seem to be a higher end model except for screen size. The 4000 will fetch about $220 USD while the other is priced at $170 USD.
MP4 Player is actually the model name for this media player with built in 2MP swivel camera. As ridiculously generic as the name is, at least it wasn’t called an iSomethingorother. The camera swivels 180 degrees and records 4MP interpolated video. Playback MPEG-4 files at 320×240 pixels and 30fps with the ability to convert your non compatible videos using software installed on the device. Load your MP3, WAV or WMA files up and start rockin’.
The ASUS R300 and R700 GPS receiver touchscreen media players are planned for European release in November. Both units share the same primary functionality with subtle advantages for the R700.
There are two differences between models. Pictured right is the R700 with a 4.3 inch screen while its R300 counterpart sports a 3.5 inch display. The R700 model includes a RDS-TMC GPS receiver for obtaining traffic data in GPS mode while the R300 does not. The remainder of publicized features are identical.
Hmmm…does this portable media player design seem familiar? It’s not who you think it is – a company by the name of Scotty Media Players surfaced on our radar today announcing a “fifth generation” of MP3/MP4 players. These look to be available now at $79 for 4GB, $99 for 8GB and $159 for 60GB.
Let’s focus on the 60GB model (note though as well on the company’s Web site the smaller players). Interesting design similarities aside we find this Scotty Media Player to be pretty well loaded with features. It’s designed to sync with your music and movies through Windows Media Player. It has a touch sensitive “click wheel” for navigation and a 1.8-inch OLED display. This PMP is compatible with AMV, MP2, MP3, WMA, WMV, ASF, WAV, AVI, DivX, ASF, MPEG, QuickTime and RealMedia and offers a reported 55 hours of battery life.
HandHeld Entertainment, despite making portable media player after portable media player over the years, continues to not be a name rolling off the tongue when one thinks of PMPs. HandHeld looks to be at it again though, announcing the beginning of sales today for its new Zvue 260.
The Zvue 260, like many other Zvue players, lacks internal memory. It instead uses external SD memory cards for storage of media content. This particular player, priced at less than $100, comes with a 1GB SD card out of the box. This card is enough to hold up to six hours of video or 500 MP3 songs.
Does your favorite watch play MP3/4 or WMA songs or display images in addition to telling you what time it is? Vavolo’s OLED Digital Leather wristwatch does all that and can offer you more gimmicks like allowing you to read ebooks or have up to 8 hours of tunes delivery thanks to its 1GB of internal memory.
The 1.5-inch OLED screen (128 x 128 pixels) lets you watch your favorite videos or photos whenever you check to see what time it is. It’s compatible with Windows 98 and above, supports 9 languages, has a stainless steel casing, multiple time display modes and all you need to program it is a USB connection, the software it comes with and enough brainpower to figure out what each of its seven buttons do.
Charging is as easy as finding a wall socket or plugging it into a USB port …