Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another 5-Incher: KSD V9P

Another 5-Incher: KSD V9P

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It seems that with each passing week model after model from brand after brand is announced, pressed-out and photographed. This evening it is the KSD V9P - part of the KSD V-Series of HD players. The KSD V9P player is a 5-inch player with a screen resolution of 800x472 capable of up to 1280p video playback (1920x1280) - the hallmark of Sochip SC9800 chip characterised by the ability to play 1280p videos. The video file format support, therefore, is expected to be strong including MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, MPG, VOB, FLV etc. The standard array of audio file formats and image/TXT file formats are present, along with a battery of 1500mAh that supposedly allows for up to 15 hours of video playback… but not at 1280p, I’ll tell you. All in all this is another player that uses the Sochip SC9800 - that means it will have great battery life and impressive video playback capability. But it is just another one, if you catch my drift. Nothing special, cookie-cutter, but performs well and is not expected to break the bank. It starts in 8GB flavour, which is an interesting move and one that I hope takes as being a standard, replacing the 4GB variants that so many manufacturers choose to debut.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

iToos M8HDP Joins The Fray

iToos M8HDP Joins The Fray

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The 5-inch Chinese PMP market is, shall we say, saturated with a huge variety of models and brands each providing similar performance to the other and therefore creating no clear cut ‘best’ and ‘worst’ list. iToos recently has added to the complication further with their M8HDP 5-inch player utilizing the Boxchip (so most probably a Sochip) and capable of playing 1080p videos (most likely the Sochip SC9800 variant). The screen resolution runs at 800x480 and the player supports the standard array of video file formats including MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB etc. Considering the power of the chip, this player will do very well with video. Starts out in 8GB flavour.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Zol Compares 5 1080p Heavyweights

Zol Compares 5 1080p Heavyweights

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The good people over at zol have done a comparison review article on 5 popular 1080p players, arguably some of the heavyweights on the market.  Among the 5 players compared there is the RAmos T13FHD, the Ainol V9000HDA, the Onda VX575, Gemei HD8800 and last but not least the Teclast T56. From the video performance to the UI, picture viewer and e-reader functionality are all compared and noted upon, with the advantages and disadvantanges of each commented on, the comparison article proves useful for those who are embroiled in a battle of which PMP player to choose.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

iRiver T8 Flash MP3 Player

iRiver T8 Flash MP3 Player


iRiver is back by bringing you their newest flash MP3 player namely the T8. Measuring 83.4mm x 26.8mm x 12.7mm and weighing 26g, this compact player features a 1-inch 128 x 64 monochrome OLED display, a 4GB flash memory, an FM radio, a voice recorder, a USB 2.0 connection interface and supports MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, APE as well as FLAC audio formats. Available in white, black, pink, pink, light blue, light green, yellow and orange color options, the iRiver T8 sells for 69,000 Won (about $58).



[iMP3]


Friday, May 21, 2010

Chuwi S6: “Wizard” 3-Inch MP4

Chuwi S6: “Wizard” 3-Inch MP4

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This little player will the nickname of ‘Wizard’ (a translated one, no doubt), is a 3-inch MP4 player capable of running full HD video (up to what resolution has yet to be verified but suffice it to say most likely 720p video playback), can run the usual assortment of video formats including FLV, AVI, WMV, MPG, RM, and RMVB, also runs the usual assortment of audio files including MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC etc. More information on this interesting little player as it filters through, including pricing and availability.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Cube B13HD Quoted at 199 Yuan

Cube B13HD Quoted at 199 Yuan

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The recently released Cube B13HD player has been quoted at 199 Yuan. The player comes equipped with a 3-inch screen, can play a variety of videos up to 768p (an odd resolution) including H.264, WMV, MKV, VOB, MP4, FLV, AVI etc. The player also supports multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitle tracks that you can switch between, which is a convenient feature. The player is also able to read TXT files, JPEG and BMP image file formats, can play a variety of audio formats including MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, and OGG. All in all, an interesting little player at the price point.


via iMP3




Philips Mix II Now Available at $35

Philips Mix II Now Available at $35



Philips Mix II


Philips recently introduced the Mix II, which to replace the previous Mix. It is powered by Sigmatel 3710 chips with additional support of APE, FLAC lossless audio.  By the way, it seems that there is nothing much change on its appearance, still the same ivory white body with color LCD screen.


Philips Mix II is available now at China for RMB239 (approx US$35).



(Via The MP3 Players.)

2GB Necklace MP3 Player

2GB Necklace MP3 Player


If you’re looking for a new wearable MP3 player with an affordable price, then I suggest you to check out this 2GB Necklace MP3 Player. Priced at just $14.99, the player comes with a 2GB of storage, touch buttons, a USB 2.0 interface, a built-in rechargeable battery (up to 5 hours of music playback) and supports both MP3 and WMA audio formats. [Product Page]


ONN to Introduce New Q3

ONN to Introduce New Q3



ONN Q3


Danish maker, ONN is going to introduce Q3, the replacement for its Q2 soon. The new ONN Q3 features an 1.8″ TFT color screen and D-Click navigation. As described from the source, it shall play audio up to 30 hours continuously.  Detail specification is still unknown yet. Well, we’ll keep you updated ;)


[ via ZOL ]


iPod Touch with 2 MP Camera Spotted in Vietnam

Is this a new iPod Touch? Once again Vietnam is the source of an new Apple product that has not been officially launched. The same site that released pictures of what looks to be a newer version of the iPhone 4.0 are showing this picture of an iPod Touch with a 2MP camera on the back.




For a translation of the page and a slew of iPod Touch with a camera pictures visit Tinhte. Here is the video of the device running what seems to be an interface loaded after jailbreaking.




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(Via notebooks.com.)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Philips GoGear Vibe And Ariaz

Philips GoGear Vibe And Ariaz

Philips GoGear Vibe And Ariaz


Phililps has recently released the GoGear Ariaz and Vibe MP3 players. The Ariaz provides a 2.4-inch display screen, a 16GB of storage, and an FM tuner. The gadget support for MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC and APE file types. Its battery provides up to 5-hour of video playback or up to 45-hour of continuous audio playback. Meanwhile, the Vibe comes with a smaller 1.5-inch display screen, up to 8GB of storage capacity, an FM tuner and supports for MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC and APE file formats. [Generation MP3]


Mahdi’s M15HD: Extensive Accessories

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Mahdi’s M15HD player, a 4.3-inch w/ a screen resolution of 480x272 is being bundled with a wealth of accessories, which is always something pleasant. This player features the Jay Chou insignia on the back showing a continued investment and cooperation in and with Mr. Chou, a huge Asian star. Further still, a Jay Chou album is bundled by default onto the player as well as bookmarks and other little knick-knacks which is proving an interesting marketing direction.The player itself can be expected to play HD videos of the standard file formats, including MKV, MP4, MPG, WMV, RMVB, AVI, FLV, DAT, VOB etc.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

ICOO E100P: New 4.3-Inch Player

ICOO E100P: New 4.3-Inch Player

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We recently blogged about the ICOO E300P, a 4.3-inch player (more remarkable was the $45 USD price tag) and it seems that another one is on the horizon from ICOO: the E100P, also a 4.3-inch player. Both the E300P and the E100P support up to 1280p playback - that’s 1920 x 1280 - and so, the only differentiating factor that immediately strikes the eye is the look of the player, with the E100P offering a smoother and more rounded aesthetic. The 4GB model will come in at an estimated 299 Yuan, which is approximately also $45 USD which is a little remarkable. Specs follow.




  • Screen: 4.3-inch, 480  x 272

  • Support for: MKV, MOV, RMVB, RM, AVI, PMP, DAT, FLV, VOB, MP4, MPG, 3GP

  • Support for MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, APE, AAC, OGG

  • Support for JPG, BMP, GIF

  • OTG functionality

  • Starts at 4GB


via iMP3


Onda VP30 and VP50 w/ GPS

Onda VP30 and VP50 w/ GPS

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Onda have a 6-inch 800x480 VP50 and a 5-inch VP30, both entering the market in the 4GB storage flavour, and both featuring GPS functionality, which is pretty cool I suppose. Both feature a 3D virtual map, which certainly looks snazzy in the above pictured photograph. Am not totally sure about the extent of functionality of the map, but needless to say this sort of thing isn’t that common in PMPs.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ainol Unveils A New 8-Inch Full HD PMP

Ainol Unveils A New 8-Inch Full HD PMP


Ainol comes back with a new 8-inch Full HD PMP by unveiling the P810. The device uses the Sochip SC9800 chipset which means it supports 1920 x 1280 Full HD video playback. Not only that, it also comes with a number of interesting features including an FM radio, an e-book reader, a microSD card slot, a USB OTG port and an HDMI output. Sadly, there’s no info on pricing and release date yet.



[iMP3]


Onda VX550 Full HD PMP Available Now


Onda has begun selling their newest Full HD PMP ‘VX550‘ via Ownta’s online store for $125.80. Announced back in March, the VX550 offers a 5-inch 800 x 480 display, an 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, an FM radio, an e-book reader, a voice recorder, a USB OTG port, an HDMI output and supports a wide range of video formats including RM/RMVB, MKV (H.264), AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, VOB, DAT, TS as well as 1920 x 1080 Full HD video playback.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Philips GoGear Spark - Inspiration Lost on Design Front?

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Those folk at iMP3 really do know their stuff, this time reviewing the Philips Spark, a mini 1.5-inch player that looks sort of snazzy for an MP3 player but you sort of wonder why it has a picture view option anyway.


Specs of the small device are as follows: with 1.5-inch TFT color screen; supports MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC and other audio formats players; provides ‘Acoustic sound’ support; supports audio books; provides personalized power settings; nominal audio life time of 22 hours; supports voice recording; supports FM FM radio function; supports picture browse function; comes with music management software; USB2.0 high-speed transmission.


But let’s face it. The design of the Philips Spark leaves a lot to be desired. It’s almost round enough to play ping pong with.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Cowon’s D3 to be Android powered? Yes, Sir!

Even since the Teclast T58 was purported to be the first Android PMP, a slew of manufacturers have jumped on the band-wagon and released Google-powered Android media players (not limited to the Philips GoGear Connect, Archos’ new tablets, and even the iRiver K2).

In an unprecedented move by the Korean-based firm, Cowon are about to ride the Android wave with their yet-to-be-released Cowon D3 according to Journal Du Geek. We’re not too sure whether this is a good or bad thing - check out the sentiments shared by anythingbutipod.

Half-baked attempts to integrate Android within mobile phones have been seen in devices like the HTC Magic (even though the firmware improved over time with new revisions). Cowon’s attempt to appease Google could come at a price to the respected Cowon brand.

The D3 is purported to be slated for a summer release, following just behind the recently released S9 and J3 players.



(Via PlayerBites.)