Today's DAP Headlines:
We've got a nice collection of Cowon A2 pictures, Toshiba comes up with the Gigabeat P-series and Oracom mashed things up a bit, stirred it around for a while before eventually burping out the UB-880.
Cowon's A2 seems to be part of this new generation of PMP/PVRs, alongside with Archos' AV500, Digital Cube's V.43, Creative's Zen Vision and several other (often less-known) players. The A2 is a fine piece of kit and comes with a nice, widescreen ...eh... well, screen, really - as well as several other nifty features and specs. In the end, however, it's better to let the pictures do the talking. So without further ado, we give you the "Cowon A2 photo gallery".
Then there's this new Toshiba DAP, the Gigabeat P-series You've got your basic 512MB P5 model and the 1GB-heavy P10 - we'll be needing a 2-gigger or more anytime soon, Toshiba. Anyway, despite the skimpy-looking memory range, this player does offer an FM tuner, voice recorder, line-in encoder and a (small) 96x96 pixel OLED screen that can display JPEGs. MP3/WMA (+ DRM)/WAV playback and an estimated 14-hour battery life (through its built-in li-ion power source) are also included in this package deal. Colors: black, white and "Mondria(a)n-gone-acid", prices: 13.980 and 17.980 Yen for the P5 and P10 respectively. Should come available by "early" December... in Japan, that is.
Why come up with anything original, these days? Everything has been done before anyway, no? Well, Oracom took a good look at the Sony NW-HD5, "borrowed" some buttons and threw them onto their latest creation: the UB-880. Unlike the NW-HD5, this device comes with built-in flash memory (512MB-2GB), a color screen and movie playback functionality. The battery's user-replaceable (like the one found on the Sony NW-HD5, heh), there's an FM tuner + recorder onboard and USB 2.0-Host has also been incorporated into it all. At the reasonable size of 75 x 42 x 14.5mm (weight: 50 gram), this one reminds us a bit of the Samsung YP-T8 as well.
Ok, that's it for today - see you again tomorrow!