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MPMan Blade, not a RAZR, not a MobiBLU US2

mpman blade MPMan Blade, not a RAZR, not a MobiBLU US2

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.

[Via MP3Newswire | MobiBLU US2]

The MobiBLU RAZR err… US2

mobiblu us2 The MobiBLU RAZR err... US2

MobiBLU has announced a new player the US2 or Ultra Slim 2 (yeah … I don’t know what happened to the Ultra Slim 1 either.) The player is packed with 512MB, 1GB, or 2GB of flash memory to compete with the rest of the slim “candy bar” MP3 players. The player is meant to be worn “lanyard style” and features dual headphone jacks for you and a friend.

The GUI looks similar to the DHH-200 that I reviewed a few months ago. Hopefully MobiBLU has improved the UI in the US2- it was a bit rough in the DHH-200. Now word on when the US2 is set to drop in the US.

[MobiBLU via dapreview]