Right out of the box I could not believe how compact and lightweight the new T30 portable media player from Nextar is.
This device is thinner and weighs less than my cellphone.
Nextar, a designer and marketer of bold and new consumer electronic products with mass appeal, has introduced its newest portable media player to its fast growing mobile device lineup. With its 3.5″ flat panel TFT LCD color display and hi-fi stereo output capability, the slim, feature-rich Nextar T30 is ideal for watching videos, playing MP3 music, viewing digital photos or listening to one’s favorite FM radio station.
FM radio? From a media player you ask? I couldn’t believe it either until I gave it a try. Crystal clear audio and without any ugly antenna sticking up no less.
What else can this thing do?
“Users will find our new T30 portable media player with 4 GB of built-in memory and a SD media slot the perfect solution for enjoying their favorite movies, music and memories virtually anywhere they want,” remarked Eddy Zheng, Nextar founder. “Its slim size of just half an inch in depth and light weight of just 3.7 ounces allows this player to go virtually anywhere with you.”
The Nextar T30 has a 3.5″ 262k color TFT QVGA display with a resolution of 320×240. The high-quality flat panel LCD offers a brighter display and a smoother motion picture. It ensures that images can be clearly seen, even in bright sunshine. The unit supports USB host transfers allowing users to download content directly from computers.
Power is supplied by a built-in rechargeable 1000 mAH Lithium Ion battery. Uncomplicated recharging is accomplished either by connecting the unit to a PC via the T30′s high-speed USB 2.0 port or by the included DC 5V power adapter. Battery life of eight hours for MP3 usage and four hours for watching video can be expected.
The Nextar T30 supports the AVI video format. The unit’s bundled AVI converter software allows RM/VOB/DAT/RMVB/MPG/MPEG/MP4/ASF/WMV/MKV formats to be played as well. Unfortunately, the software is only Windows OS compatible, so Mac users are kinda left out.
Supporting MP3 and WMA digital music formats, it plays back MP3, WMA and DRM9 audio files in hi-fi stereo. ID3 tag and lyrics display functions provide title, artist and album information, and lyrics for anyone wanting to sing along. Karaoke on the go – sweet.
The unit supports JPEG and BMP photo files. Support for txt.format allows users to read an e-book while listening to music. The new Nextar portable media player has a built-in FM tuner. Digital voice and FM recording capability is also provided. The unit has a built-in microphone adjacent to the TFT screen but no provision for external mic.
Other features include: convenient side-mounted buttons; software-controlled lock-up function; built-in 4GB memory capacity; and a flash media slot for up to 2GB SD or MMC cards. Accessories include an USB cable, AV cable adapter, earbuds and a carrying pouch. Dimensions are: 4.1″ (h) x 2.9″ (l) x 0.5″ (d).
The Nextar T30 is in stores now, available at Walmart, BonTon, Academy, Seventh Ave. and DBL, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99.99.
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