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Siren DP350 Media Player

siren dp350 Siren DP350 Media Player

Now being sold in Japan is another audio player from Siren. Considering no more than the design of the DP350 it doesn’t appear to be the most versatile of media players. This is mainly due to the 0.6-inches of width and 128×160 pixel 65k color 1.8-inch LCD, but in the same way as the DP250 (also released since iriver’s acquisition of the company), this is a DAP which provides an impressive amount of functionality when compared competing players.

Most of the popular lossy audio formats are taken care of as the DP350 will playback MP3, WMA (DRM10), Ogg Vorbis, and AAC (unprotected), in addition to video and pictures in MPEG-4, WMV, JPG, and BMP file formats. Both MTP and UMS (MSC) transfer protocols can be used and recordings can be made in WAV and WMA from direct line-in, FM radio, and built-in microphone.

[Press Release]

The DP250, First Siren DAP from iriver

siren dp250 The DP250, First Siren DAP from iriver

Following the acquisition of Siren earlier in the year, the first DAP released by iriver under their new brand will be the DP250. Holding a simple design which is nevertheless characteristic of iriver the player presents a number of functions that very few others do in its class.

Two approaches are taken to free your music from your headphones and share it about, by having a 400mW built in speaker in addition to acting as an FM transmitter. The DP250 implements three methods of recording: voice, FM radio, and line-in. It will go on sale September 7 in white and black colors with 1GB for 9,980 Yen ($85) and 2GB 13,980 Yen ($120).

[Press Release]