Sunday, April 26, 2009

Samsung Yepp YP-P3

Samsung brings you another YEPP (Young Energetic Passionate Personal) device, the new P3. It is a flash based PMP, available in 4, 8, and 16GB models.

The device has a 3 inch touch screen with what Samsung dubs EmoTure, short for Emotional Gesture. It recognizes tapping, flicking, dragging etc, however what makes it truly unique is its Hepatic Feedback system, which actually makes the device vibrate on each touch, giving another dimension to interaction. It has a sleek brushed aluminum body available in silver or black, with no protrusions on the sides, all interaction are via the touch screen.

The device has volume control and power buttons on the top, along with a mono speaker to listen to music without headphones. The charging cum connectivity port is on the bottom, along with the mic and headphone ports.

It features an improved customizable interface, laid out in pages which you can flip through. You can move icons and widgets on a page by dragging them, and can also move them to a new or different page. Adding and removing widgets is as simple as dragging and dropping them onto a tray on the bottom of the screen!

The media player also supports a wide array of formats, in audio it supports MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, and FLAC, and in video: WMV, H264, and MPEG. Additionally it also supports flash files, and JPEG, Bitmap, and PNG image files. In fact it can even display and read out text files.

In all it is a powerful competitor in the PMP market, with its unique user interface, and support for diverse media types.

YES YMP-91 MP5 player

Manufactured by the IDLDPL (India Digital Life Style Distributors Pvt. Ltd.) this sleek back colored media player offers support for a wide variety of formats and a large 3inch LCD screen. The package also includes a manual, USB connectivity cables, an installation CD, and headphones, although the device has an inbuilt speaker at the back.

This portable media player although lacking in storage capacity, makes up for in features. With support for MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, APE, RM, RMVB, JPEG and BMP etc., and also FM Radio you can be sure that it can play almost any audio format you use. You can also record from the FM Radio, or use the inbuilt mic to record your voice. It also has basic eBook support as it can read text files.

It offers a simple an uncomplicated navigation interface using multifunctional buttons on the device. It also comes with four games included, Battleplane, Snake, Tetris, and Slide. Besides which you also have a calendar and a stopwatch application. The music player application supports equalizer settings, and comes with a set of presets, and the option to create one of your own using a five band graphic equalizer.

The Li-Polymer battery offers a pretty impressive playback time of up to 16 hours for audio content, and up to 6 hours for videos. The storage capacity of 2GB can also be expanded via the included SD card port which supports cards of up to 4GB capacity. The media player uses the USB 2.0 interface, and thus file transfers are quite fast.

Overall this is a good choice for a low investment media player, where storage capacity isn’t as important as wide media support.