SanDisk Corporation, the second largest seller of MP3 players in the United States, announced capacity increases for two of its most popular flash-based digital media players: the tiny Sansa Clip moves to a top capacity of 4 gigabytes (GB) from 2 GB, while the powerful Sansa View jumps to 32 GB from a previous top capacity of 16 GB. The new capacities were announced during a press conference at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, where SanDisk is demonstrating products at Booth 30768, South Hall 3, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc., announced Pinnacle Video Transfer, an innovative device that records analog video onto any USB 2.0 storage device without using a PC. At the touch of a button, users with little or no technical expertise can immediately begin recording from a TV, DVD player, PVR, camcorder or set-top box directly to their Apple iPod Video, iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic, Sony PSP, Sony PSP slim, USB flash drive or USB hard drive. For each connected device, the user can select three different recording levels, depending on their preference for video quality or the actual size of the video files.
Xias will provide consumers a new option to acquire and enjoy global multimedia content. The company will be demonstrating its player and XiasLive online library of purchasable audio content at CES January 7-10, 2008, in the Central Hall, booth 15023. The distinctive Xias MP3 players with video capability will be available for purchase in Q1 2008. “Xias products combine the convergence of content and consumer electronic devices with the retailer’s need to reach new markets and generate additional revenue streams,” commented Rick Stans, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Norcent Technology, Inc., an authorized licensee of Xias products.
Samsung Electronics announces at IFA 2007 that it continues to develop market leading technology, with the releases of a new Samsung YP-T10 MP3 player. The new Samsung YP-T10 mp3 player combines awesome design, incredible sound and convenient connectivity options. Millimeters have been shaved off to create a player that fit comfortably in one’s hand, while slipping easily into pockets and purses. Samsung’s proprietary sound technology, Digital Natural Sound engine (DNSe.) provides high quality acoustics aiming to facilitate the best sonic experience to the end user. Better still, the new Samsung YP-T10 enables boasts Bluetooth-enabled wireless stereo- providing the ultimate ‘easy listening’ experience!
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., announced the gigabeat T400, the company’s first flash-based portable digital media player featuring high-end audio H2C audio enhancement technology and support for WMA Lossless audio files for $119.99. Toshiba has also expanded its recycling program to include its gigabeat portable media player lineup. Toshiba’s gigabeat T400 incorporates H2C technology to improve the quality of compressed audio for an unmatched listening experience. H2C technology enhances the quality of MP3 and WMA audio files by restoring some of a song’s treble & bass signals that get lost when tracks are ripped.