MobiBLU Cubes were popular back in the days and introduced us to tiny mp3 players long before the Zen Stone or Sansa Clip even hit the drawing board. The series has been dead for a while now, so it’s surprising to see that it’s now back in the shape of the Cube3.
The Cube3 is physically similar to it’s predecessors and the specs are also familiar. The player will come in 2GB capacity and sport both a FM radio with recording and a normal voice recorder. The player itself is only 1x1x1 inches big, but the tiny OLED screen will still support both video and photo viewing. Other features include SRS WOW and TruBass sound enhancements along with a standard equalizer. The Cube3 will arrive May 1st with a price tag of $99.
[MobiBLU via Engadget]
Yes yet another cute cube by MobiBLU. Even though it is the third installment of the cube, it does take a hit on some of the specs from the Cube 2. The CUBISTO will not have video playback and the OLED screen will only be monochrome. But, I don’t think you will be missing much considering the screen is a mere .66 inches. The player will support MP3 and WMA file types with PlaysForSure compatibility. The CUBISTO will come in capacities of 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB. There is no word on the US release of the third cube, but judging from previous releases, you probably won’t see it till mid next year.
[MobiBLU Korea via dapreview]
The MobiBLU 1500 Series was just recently released in the United State and is being sold at Wal-Mart in several different colors and two different sizes- 512MB and 1GB. It sells for $100 and $130 respectively, so it priced right inline with the iPod Shuffle. However the 1500i is leaps and bounds ahead of the Shuffle with a bright OLED screen and tons of other features such as FM radio, FM recording, voice recording, EQ, and SRS WOW. The player supports MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM.
Please note that this is a review of the MobiBLU DAH-1500i, which is exclusively sold in the United States. If you are living in Europe and Asia you will want to read the MobiBLU DAH-1500 review (without the “i”), as there are some differences between the two.
Update: Please note that this review is for the DAH-1500. This is the Europe and Asia version of this player. If you are in the United States you should read the MobiBLU DAH-1500i review. There are quite a few upgrades on the US exclusive 1500i, such as DRM, faster USB 2.0 transfer, playlists, SRS WOW, and voice recording.
I was intrigued by the claim of the MobiBLU DAH-1500 of being the “smallest MP3 player”, so I picked one up just to see how small it was. Plus I needed something for the gym and I felt my Samsung YP-T6 wasn’t small enough.
The player comes in a tiny cubic package measuring 24 x 24 x 24 millimeters and weighs 18 grams or just under one square inch and about 0.64 ounces. (…or four sugar cubes and five eights, for the stoners) The player has an FM radio and supports MP3 and WMA files. The MobiBLU DAH-1500 comes with a USB connection cable, headphone necklace, program CD, user guide, and protective case. The storage sizes available for the device are 512MB and 1GB.