toggle

AAPL Stock: 102.5 ( + 0.25 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Audiovox debuts 5GB flash MP3 player

updated 12:20 pm EST, Fri January 7, 2005

5GB flash MP3 player

today introduced a Mac-compatible MP3 player. The MP3/WMA/WAV player features 5GB of embedded memory as well as a FM radio, voice recorder, built-in EQ, and 16-hour playback on its rechargeable Li battery. Other features include song search while playing music and data on an 8-line graphic LCD display for Song, Artist, and Track Information. The $250 player includes an ear bud, USB cable, software CD and power adapter. Audiovox also introduced its Advent MP3 player/digital camera combo ($300) that offers up to 1.3 mega pixel resolution, a 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen, 256MB embedded memory, an FM radio, voice recorder, photo album/game/alarm clock functions, external SD/MMC memory card slot, 3-hour video playback, and 20-hour audio playback. It also introduced a 7-in-1 digital camera that combines a still camera, voice recorder, MP3 player, PC cam, SD/MMC card reader and video camera and features a swivel 2.5-inch TFT-LCD display, built-in flash and digital effects, and auto- focus technology.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. xwhy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Sure wish i could see it!

    For some reason I can't find it, or even a link or article/news release on there crappy website..not that i would switch from my 20g ipod..but i'm always interested to see new technology coming out..

    Also bummer about no satalite link for keynote..been watching since for atleast 4 years now..booo-urrnns! (maybe they'll suprise us with a link just before!!! (high hoping mac guy thoughts!))

    Happy new year to all!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    You know what this means!

    (Besides Audiovox being sued by Apple for mentioning a flash MP3 player, which people could think implies its an iPod or implies Apple's coming out with a flash-based ipod - Damn! Just got served myself with a lawsuit, need to keep my mouth closed!)

    Apple's announcing the Powerbook G5s next week! Its a slam dunk now!

  1. riverfreak

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    bummer.

    You only get one ear bud? That's pretty lame. Most of the music I like to listen to is in stereo ;)

  1. JC Denton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    5 GB flash player?

    For $249? Um, probably not. Again, all the Audiovox press release says is the model in question, the MP1055HD (note the HD in the product name) has 5 GB of embedded memory. Judging from the amount of space available ("embedded memory" in Audiovox-parlance), the price, and the battery life ("16 hours" playback, according to the press release...wouldn't a flash-based player have better battery life?), I'm going to guess this isn't a flash-based player but just some misguided assumptions on MacNN's part.

    Wouldn't you expect 5 GB of flash memory to cost significantly more, not less than the $300 256MB/1.3 MP digicam/audio player?

    Granted the press release is less than clear, but try not to add information that's not there. Embedded memory != flash memory.

  1. xwhy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    The AudioVox site down..

    Maybe I was being a little edgy with my first comment! Let's see what they got! Maybe they will update/redo entire website..anyway..i'll stop complaining and wait..frik..

    "been watching since for"

  1. xwhy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Is there censor ship?

    hold on: I just wrote these exact words (almost words) minus the spaces ok..

    what does that f r i k i n g mean? (that guy must be a real j e r k !)

    lame..i was censoring myself and it got censored?? Maybe my cat pushed post while i blinked..

    friking fak!

  1. xwhy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    yup..the cat!

    ..sorry..

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    dumb..

    what is their excuse for not supporting the superior AAC format? It could have replaced the Mp3 by now...

  1. opti

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    AAC format superior?

    What makes you say that? Honest question, not a flame. I've read a detailed comparison between the major formats, and my recollection was that lame-encoded mp3 was overall a little better at 128k.

    In any event, personally I go for higher bitrates. In fact I re-ripped almost all my CDs recently in Apple Lossless.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kanex KTU10 Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 and eSATA

Apple has never been shy about funky ports -- first it was Apple Desktop Bus, and its own DIN-8 serial port. Following that came FireW ...

Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Ofte ...

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in m ...

toggle

Most Commented