With a humble set of attributes, Hitachi’s latest USB stick DAP is intended for the lower end of the price scale. The HMP-X5 comes with 2GB of internal flash memory, and a very short list of supported formats: MP3, WMA (DRM), and WAV. However, the battery holds up 16 hours of music playback and 140 hours of voice recording. Seven equalizer presets are also supplied and the screen can display four lines of text.
The HMP-X5 features a slender design, which measures 1.5″ x 0.5″ x 3.3″, and has a weight of only 1.3 ounces. Presenting the same black and white color choice as many other players it will be available in Japan for an open retail price on July 12th.
[Press Release via Electronista]
Previously only available in 1GB and 2GB sizes, the MG100 now comes with 4GB of flash memory. Unfortunately, the capacity increase is the only change presented by MPIO.
JPEG, BMP, and videos in the MTV file format (with conversion software included) can still be displayed on the 1.5-inch, 176×132 pixel, 262K-color LCD screen. The MG100 only supports MP3 and WMA (DRM) audio formats but is complemented by 7 equalizer presets and a 5-band graphic equalizer. A quick voice recording function is activated by voice and FM radio recording is also possible. Inside the brushed aluminium case, a 400mAh battery enables 20 hours of audio and 6 hours of video playback.
[Product page via Impress]