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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.




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  1. xwhy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    yup..the cat!

    ..sorry..

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    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

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    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.

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