"The summer PMP/DAP market is heating up with quite a few new models for summer appearing in the last couple of weeks. The latest comes from a well known make for audiophiles Harmon Kardon, whose new personal media MP3 players aims for the higher end of the market with the addition of GPS capabilities in a 2.9"" x 4.6"" x 0.78"" body. Dubbed the Harmon Kardon Guide + Play, the MP3 player sports a modest 2GB of flash memory with an SD slot for expansion (with a 4GB top end). The 4"" screen sports touchscreen control and 480 x 272 resolution. The MP3 players handles the MP3 and WMA codecs as well as the AAC format, which means it will be able to play those DRM-free EMI tracks that iTunes will soon offer. The Guide + Play also handles both MPEG-4 and WMV9 video files. On the GPS side the Harmon Kardon Guide + Play sports both 2D and 3D high res maps with the complete Western and Northern and Southern European maps pre-installed. The unit weighs in at a healthy 7.1 ounces and ships now for $399. " "Today we introduce an old style MP3 players .Back in October 2004 we reviewed the SwiMP3, an MP3 player designed for the swimming pool. best mp3 player For those who think this was designed for fatuous homeowners just looking for an unusual toy for the pool think again. The SwiMP3 is for athletes and the health conscious who regularly do laps around the pool, a great way to get in shape, but one that can be monotonous in large doses. In our review we found that the original SwiMp3 did a fine job of relieving that monotony thanks to the use of bone conduction to transmit the music to the brain under all that water. SwiMP3 v2 Nearly three years later Finis has come up with an update to that original water portable MP3 players.
mp4 players The SwiMP3 V2 works the same as V1, but streamlines things a bit by incorporating the player's electronics within the cheekphones themselves. Finis has bumped up the memory, but oddly only to 256MB from the original's 128MB. To be honest, we thought 256MB MP3 players was light back in 2004 when we reviewed the first model. MP3 PLAYER 2GB With flash memory prices significantly down since then it is a little surprising the memory was only boosted to one quarter of a gig. The price has dropped to $199, making this player a must have for any kid on the high school swim team. " "Give SanDisk kudos for not resting on their laurels. They succeeded in being the number two digital portable MP3 players manufacturer mostly by catering to the upscale MP3 players market with feature sets and flash capacity the digitally savvier consumer clammored for - but didn't get yet - fom the iPod. MP3 PLAYER 4GB SanDisk is now turning its attention to the kids market with a new model the SanDisk Sansa Shaker. For a child's MP3 player the Sansa Shaker does remind me more of a tool to mix martinis than a kids rattle, but it does have features that should play well with the little tykes. The Shaker has two headphone jacks, as we are always encouraging our little ones to share, and if there are more than two tiny ones around a built-in speaker can entertain the crowd with Raffi singles. SanDisk Sansa Shaker Do you know how you change tracks. Why, you shake the device you little devil. mp3 players The Shaker also comes in two colors, blue for boys and pink for girls so we can cement in those little gender attitudes right away. Kids can customize their MP3 player with an array of stickers that come with the MP3 player so they can express some individuality. A single AAA battery will run the Sansa Shaker for 15 hours and the unit comes with a 512MB MP3 players SD flash card.
Like all SanDisk players, the Shaker has a flash slot to fill with the flash memory that is SanDisk's bread and butter. The SanDisk Sansa Shaker will be released to stores by the end of April for $39.99, a new price point for a SanDisk unit. For another type of MP3 players,you can visit our website www.mp3playerbuying.com " .