Rarely does anyone get too excited over stick-on decals, but I found this one to be especially interesting and flawlessly executed. Almoxil, one of our forum members, took customizing his Meizu miniPlayer M6 to another level. The M6 is wrapped in a custom vinyl skin that is blended beautifully with a custom background. The vinyl skin has a removable adhesive and a special “rapid air” feature that lends itself to bubble-free installation.
Almoxil claims that the printing is top notch and creates no problems with the M6’s touch interface. He is planning on making another custom skin for his Meizu M3 and will post the pics soon. Stop in the forum for more pics and details on how you can get your own for around $12.
Another company has announced they will be releasing a slimmer edition of one of their DAPs. We thought the Meizu M6 miniPlayer was already thin, but it’s due to shed a third of its body by August, giving it the same 0.7mm thickness as the Music Card, only 0.5mm more than the iPod nano.
The consequence of the downsize is that the 700mA battery will be replaced by a 500mA battery, which will no doubt hinder the fine video playback time. However, the M6se will retain the set of features of the current M6 in addition to receiving a boost to 8GB in the flash memory department. If this isn’t sounding good enough yet, given that the cost remains relative to the Asian market, the price tag will be around $130.
[Meizu Me via Engadget]
As early as this Thursday, March 1st, the Meizu M6 miniPlayer could be available with twice as much as its current 4GB max of internal flash memory. Just about every major flash-DAP manufacturer is already offering 8GB versions of their players, so it’s about time for Meizu to step it up.
According to Chinese website zol.com.cn, pricing could be as low as $140. We’ve also heard figures as high as $200, though, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
[MeizuMe via dapreview]
Forget user generated website content; Meizu is tapping in to the collective conscious of the interwebs for their next MP3 player. The guys who brought us the M6 miniplayer are holding a contest to design an MP3 player and there are prizes involved. While it would be nice to snag some royalties off of each next gen Meizu player you designed, you will have to settle for one of three M6 miniplayers.
It is nice to see a company reach out to the online community for some ideas. Cheap R&D and some PR to boot, how can you loose? Other companies may want to follow suit.
[Meizu - thanks Jack4L]
If a “Made for Meizu” line were ever in the works, Chinese company Mofi would probably be first to sign up. In fact, it’s already ahead of the game with its CP-12 faceplate and touchpad covering options designed for the M6 miniPlayer. From what we can decipher from Google’s translation, the multi-layered faceplates are made of durable, scratch-resistant, glossy resin and have been designed to add little to no extra bulk to the player. They’re available in black, white, and blue and can be mixed and matched with interchangeable touchpad shields that come in red, blue, green, and white with various accents.
Mofi’s “official” website (www.mofi.cn) automatically redirects to the iMP3.net forums, which makes purchasing the faceplates from the company a bit confusing. But don’t fret. Taobao, China-based eBay EachNet’s biggest competitor, usually has the CP-12 accessories up for sale.
It’s only been a few months since we reviewed the Meizu M6 miniPlayer, and the company is already “pulling a Nintendo” by releasing an SP version. The M6 SP will have a new chipset by Samsung that boasts “advanced DSP functionality” (whatever that is) and a different screen. In short, nothing has really changed. Well, nothing except the price.
“SP” must stand for “specially priced” or something because the player is selling for $20-$40 less than the old model. The M6 SP will be available (in China, of course) in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB capacities for about $88, $114, and $164, respectively. Whether the price cuts stick to the player when it reaches the States remains to be seen.
[Meizu via dapreview]
The Meizu M6 miniPlayer is a newcomer to the US MP3 player market. This thin flash player comes in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB sizes to match the other players in its class: the Nano, Z5, e200, clix, and other slim high capacity flash players. This player has most of the bases covers in terms of audio codecs, including MP3, WMA, OGG, and WMA. On the video side, the miniPlayer uses XviD convertible with off the shelf software. This player has a solid set of fairly standard features with surprisingly great sound that has a killer low end. The player however, is not without faults. For the entire low down, read on…