Meizu Miniplayer Reviewed (Verdict: Your iPod Nano is a Turd)

The Meizu Miniplayer is like the Obi-Won Kenobi of MP3 players—the only hope to go up against the Empire-like iPod. Now that the Nano has gone a Darth Vader-ish black, the white of the Meizu Miniplayer reminds us that good functionality and great design will win over great design alone.

So how does this Miniplayer shine? Let us count the ways. First, it's tiny (just like the Nano). Second, it plays back WMV/MP3/OGG/WAV/XviD files. Third, it's priced the same as the Nano, but has a screen the size of a 5G iPod. Lastly, the scroll panel works as well as the Nano's scroll wheel.

So what's the downside?

Well, there's no support for either the Apple iTunes store or PlaysForSure stores like Napster. Thus, you're pretty much need to either rip the songs into MP3 format or rip your songs from your CD collection—or download them illegally. If you're looking for a gift for someone who's anti-iPod, the Meizu Miniplayer will give you zero regrets.

Product Page [Meizu]

Meizu Miniplayer Digital Media Player - Better Than Your nano [Mp3.About]