Our headlines for today:
Another day, another screenless MP3 player (known to many as a "shuffle clone"). This time, the South-Korean manufacturer AirPie takes the stage. The company's new TH-31 comes in three different colors slash memory capacities. Unfortunately, it seems that we're missing out the infamous "flying cake functionality" once more.
The quest for yet another highly anticipated feature is over - the JWD M-6570 adds a generic red swosh LED to its list of attributes and specifications. Hm, the M-6570 seems to be the ideal DAP for those of you who enjoyed watching Knight Rider over and over again.
Here's an interesting concept: car audio manufacturer Hyundai Autonet recently presented the HAM-1010S, an in-car MP3/CD player that consists out of a base unit (the actual car radio) and a detachable DAP (meant for "on-the-go" use). Sure enough, the portable part is somewhat limped by its 256 measly megabytes of storage capacity - but it's a start.
Hanbit's Xdrum 501D seemed to have it all - a basic capacity of up to 2GB, mini-SD expansion slot, FM transmitter, swivel-type USB pen, built-in speakers et cetera, et cetera. This nifty piece of kit could have been the Swiss army knife of DAPs but alas: it was not to be. Hanbit has recently announced that some financial troubles, a restless market and infinite bug tracking kept the company from actually producing the dang thing. Oh cruel vapor space - will you ever stop pestering our souls and minds?
We'll wrap up our daily contribution with two visually attractive (yet Korean) picture reviews of Samsung's YP-U1 pendrive. The U1 is a simple profile yet smoothly-designed flash DAP that comes with a built-in (swivel-type) pendrive. If nothing else, the minimalists over at DAPreview seem to like it a lot.