It was only a matter of time that the form factor of yesteryear’s stylish slim phone, the Motorola RAZR, found its way into a DAP design. Eiger Labs/MPMan, manufacturers of the world’s first solid state MP3 player in 1998, were not lazy copying the overused metal touch field and overall form factor of the RAZR, as seen in dozens of other devices already.
The player comes with a capacity of 1 or 2GB and a 1.5″ color display capable of viewing images and playing videos. It’s weight is a mere 30 grams, and it’s only 7 mm thick. Let’s not think about the impact on battery life such measurements imply. A nice feature of the Blade is the dual headphone outputs. It’s like sharing music without violating any law! Who would have thought of the possibility?
The MPMan Blade is a rebranded MobiBLU US2, obviously – it is not clear if the specs show any difference between both players.