I don't hate iPods, but I do hate Apple. I don't know why, because all of their stuff has great design. Maybe because I think the technology sucks, or maybe its because Apple's dominance with the iPod is limiting the ability for other company's to enter the market with new innovations. ie. Go to: Mac-Sucks.com.
Anyway, all of this neurosis means that I am always eager to review and promite new and innovative MP3 players from other companies. And that's what brings me to the MobiBlu Miniature MP3 Player review. It claims to be the world's smallest MP3 player.
True to it's claim, the device itself is tiny. I love it. You can fir the MobiBlu in the fist of your hand, and although that has no practical implication, it does mean that you can take it jogging, keep it in your pocket (or purse), and thus, you are more likely to have the MobiBlu on you than you are to have your iPod.
As for sound quality, it plays MP3s fine, and the quality seems to sound as good as your headphones. It has 1GB of storage, which is more than most of the first wave of MP3 players, and enough to store more than enough songs for your jog or road trip. Plus, it's just $129. sweet.
I highly recommend the MobiBlu Mineature MP3 Player.
At only 1 inch in size, the mobiBLU Cube is the world's smallest, full-featured digital audio player. The brilliant OLED display lets you easily see track names, settings and battery status. Also features a multi-function headphone jack for USB 2.0 connectivity. Plays 8 to 10 hours (1 GB) of crystal-clear music on a full charge.
mobiBLU 1 GB Cube Digital Audio Player Features:
MP3, WMA, WMA DRM playback
Platform support: PC and Mac
1 GB flash memory (up to 500 WMA songs)
OLED (organic LED) display screen and blue back light color
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to noise ratio (SNR): 90 dB
Equalizer modes: Normal, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Live, Custom
Hi-speed USB 2.0 (25 Mbps)
FM radio: 50 dB; 87.5 to 108 MHz
Clock and date display
SRS (Sound Retrieval System) WOW 3D Sound Effects
Batteries: built-in, rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Dimensions: 0.94"H x 0.94"W x 0.94"D
Weight: 0.63 oz
Max. Storage Capacity: 1 GB
Memory Type: Built-in, Flash
FM Stereo Tuner: Yes
Dimensions: 0.94"H x 0.94"W x 0.94"D, 0.63oz
Battery Life: 10 hours
Battery Quantity: 1
Battery Type: Built-in Li-Polymer
Digital Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, WMA DRM, Works w/Walmart Music Downloads
MAC Compatible: Yes
PC Compatible: Yes
Data Storage: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Interface: USB 2.0
Headphones: Necklace Earphone
Model No.: DAH-1500i 1GB BLACK
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7