Archive for Portable Meda Players

Cowon V5S portable media player arrives in South Korea

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2011

Cowon has introduced their V5S portable media player in South Korea. This PMP is capable of handling full HD video playback on it’s large 4.8” (800×480) screen, and will also sport dictionaries in English, Korean and Chinese languages.

Other features include e-book support to help Korean students keep up with their education or just read the latest hot novel. No word on pricing just yet however, but hopefully we will learn more soon.

Hitachi intros two new portable audio players in Japan

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2011

Hitachi Japan has announced two new audio players for its i.μ line of portable audio players. Both devices offer 4GB of internal storage and support MP3 and WMA files. The HMP-S104 is pretty basic with a small 128 x 64 pixel display and will cost you just $49.

The HMP-V204 features a 2-inch color 176 x 220 display and supports JPEG and BMP files as well, and also has FM radio. It will cost you $61. Both players will be available in Japan starting February 14th.

Cowon D3 Plenue now available for Pre-Order

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2011

If you have been waiting for the Cowon D3 Plenue PMP, we have some good news for you. Amazon has now started taking pre-orders for this new Android PMP.

The Cowon D3 Plenue features a 3.7 inch ALOMED display with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels, comes with Android 2.2, and has a microSD card slot that can support up to 32GB of storage. It also packs 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, a gravity sensor, a DMB TV tuner, FM Radio, and even comes with several apps built in, like Twitter, an eBook reader and a photo album.

Cowon D3 Plenue priced at $370

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2011

If you’re looking for a new portable media player, then the D3 Plenue from Cowon might be the one for you. It features 1080p video playback, 32GB of storage, Android 2.1 OS, and a 3.7-inch, 800 x 480 AMOLED display.

Sounds pretty good, but sadly the price is set at $370. That’s a smartphone price for a PMP. You can pre-order the D3 now, but we don’t know when it will ship. Whether it’s worth the asking price is for you to decide.

iRiver U100 media player

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

iRiver’s next generation portable media players has been unveiled. Made for the Korean market, the U100 features a 3.1-inch, 320×480 touch screen, and built-in memory from 4GB, 8GB and 16GB sizes. The device comes in a several colors, including black, green, pink, black with pink accents and black with green accents.

Other features include Wi-Fi, a microSDHC slot, an FM Tuner and broad file format support for audio, photos and video. It also supports playing 720p video, though as you might expect, the display limits the output. It is sure to be trendy in Korea.

Sansa outs new Fuze+ PMPs

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

Sansa has updated its Fuze PMP with the new Fuze+. This new device features a 2.4-inch LCD and comes in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities, in red, white, purple, blue and black. The 16GB only comes in black.

The Fuze+ is compatible with slotRadio and all microSDHC cards that go along with it, will support all major file formats, and comes with a new user interface.

Cowon V5W Windows CE 6.0 PMP with full HD playback

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2010

Cowon has just announced a new portable media player, the V5W. It’s powered by Windows CE 6.0 and has a proprietary user interface. It features an 800 x 480 pixel 4.8-inch touchscreen, HDMI output, 1080p video player, document apps, games, dictionaries, eBook reader, web browser, Wi-Fi, and an email client.

An SDHC memory card slot is also included in case the built-in storage of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB isn’t enough. The prices $330, $380, and $455 for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models.

Samsung MP3 player gets 60 hours on a single charge

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2010

It used to be a fairy tale dream for your digital audio player to give you more than two full days without needing a charge. These days we are living the dream, but it’s still not that often we see a DAP with 60 hours of battery life.

Especially one that features a 3-inch, QVGA TFT LCD that plays ten hours of DivX, Xvid, WMV and H.264 video to boot, like Samsung’s YP-RB. Looks like the player comes in 4, 8 and 16GB varieties. Here’s hoping we see this one hit stateside soon.

Cowon announces new J3 AMOLED PMP in Korea

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2010

Cowon has launched the Cowon J3 AMOLED PMP for the Korean market. It features a 3.3-inch AMOLED (480 x 272) touchscreen display, a DMB and Bluetooth. You’ll also get a built-in speaker, a voice recorder, a dictionary, TV-Out, and a MicroSD Slot.

The J3 is currently available in 4, 8 or 16GB capacities. The built-in battery is said to deliver a battery life with 64 hours of audio playback or 11 hours of video playback, which is pretty outstanding. It looks pretty stylish too.

Samsung’s Pink Beat R1 Media Player gets a price and date

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2010

Samsung has now priced their Beat R1 portable media player. It comes in two capacities, 8GB and 16GB, for $149.99 and $179.99. The device measures just 8.9mm thin and weighs 50 grams, allowing the R1 to be smaller than a credit card with a 2.6? LCD touchscreen display.

Some other features include an integrated FM radio and recorder, Bluetooth and it will last for up to 50 hours for audio playback or 4 hours for video. here’s also DivX support for video files, as well as Samsung’s Digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe) 3.0 sound enhancement technology.

Ainol V8000HDV PMP supports 1280p video

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Everybody wants HD, so the Ainol V8000HDV should do well. (Even if the name is unfortunate) After all it features not 1080p, but 1280p playback support. Not that you are likely to notice on the device’s 4.3-inch 800 x 480 screen, but with HDMI output, you can play your videos on any HD LCD display that supports 1280p.

The V8000HDV has 16GB of flash storage and for $142, you get support for TS, AVI, MP4, MPG, MKV, PSP, DAT, VOB, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, MOV, M2V, QT, M2A videos, and support for SRT subtitles on AVI and RMVB videos.

ICOO M100HDC portable media player

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

There certainly are a ton of options when it comes to PMP players today. Barely a day goes by when we don’t see a new one. Icoo’s latest portable media player is the M100HDC.

Don’t let the small 4.8″ display fool you, this is a capable device. It offers support for MKV, MOV, RMVB, RM, AVI(DivX/XviD/H.264), PMP, DAT, FLV, VOB, MP4, MPG and 3GP video formats. And if you want to watch your movies on your big screen TV, the M100HDC can easily be plugged into your computer using it’s handy dandy TV Out port.

iToos M6HD PMP with 1080i

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2009

The iToos M6HD PMP is capable of outputing 1080i via HDMI and the price is certainly right. It features a 4.3-inch TFT screen with 1360 x 768 resolution, 4GB of internal memory which is upgradeable via memory card, and the usual support for a bunch of codecs, including FLAC audio and H.264 video.

The retail price is just $58.50, but right now the only known online retailer selling it is Ownta for $87. Hopefully it will show up elsewhere for closer to $58.50.

Newsmy A78HD PMP

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2009

Here’s another portable media player vying for your hard earned dollars. The Newsmy A78HD is a 7″ device that packs in 720p support as well as TV Out, allowing you to watch your high definition videos on your HDTV.

Or you can watch them on the 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen display. It’s not bad looking. Supported video formats include RM, RMVB, AVI and FLV. As for audio compatibility there’s MP3, WMA, APE and FLAC. The Newsmy A78HD will also handle gaming, using 64-bit ROMs.

Lisse MyRacer H10 HD WXGA player announced

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on December 12th, 2009

Lisse MyRacer H10 HD WXGA player announcedLisse just announced a new addition to its MyRacer series, the Lisse MyRacer H10. The design is a bit more traditional than say, the Lisse MyRacer T10 or the Q10.

This player features support for 720p videos, and a variety of video, picture and music formats, as well as a 5-inch WXGA 1280 x 720 display, HDMI output, FM radio, voice recording and built-in speakers.