Mobiblu has previously come to the market with such
novelties as the tiny DAH-1500i
“Cube” player which wowed consumers with its small size and relatively
affordable pricing. The company is now touting its latest digital audio player
(DAP) which in certain conditions is capable of over 170 hours of continuous
playback according to an about.com
review of the device. The B153 hosts a large feature set, which includes:
And to prove that the 170 hours usage claim wasn’t a fluke,
a quick search showed that the folks over at CNET were also able to extract
impressive run times out of their review sample. CNET reviewers were able
to get just shy of 147 hours out of their 512MB unit. While that’s not
quite as high as the 170 hour watermark, it’s within striking distance of the
153 hour claim posted by Mobiblu (and hence it’s B153 namesake). It’s also over
three times the run time of its nearest competitor, the Samsung YP-MT6.
The Mobiblu B153 supports MP3, WMA and WMA DRM audio formats
so you shouldn’t have a problem carrying your existing music collection along
(that’s unless you’re moving from one of those “iPod” music players that I keep
hearing about). The device comes in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB varieties and is priced
at $89.00, $99.00 and $129.99 USD respectively. The only drawback to the
enormous battery life is that fact that it's hard to hold 7 days worth of music
with 2GB of storage.
quote: Hopefully this will drive some more manufacturers (ahem *Apple* ahem) to become more energy efficient.