Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. announced it will begin selling the SSP-PD20, a portable music player nicknamed “DiPly,” which has a built-in 128MB flash memory and is capable of playing music compressed in the WMA, MP3 and AAC formats.
Sanyo will release the product on April 21. Its price will be $219 USD.
The SSP-PD20 can record music for about six hours when using Windows Media Audio8 in x3 speed with a bit rate of 48kbps.
It has a Virtual Bass Enhancement (Vi.B.E.) function, which is developed based on sound psychology and is able to boost the bass sound. It can be powered via a USB, which is used for transferring music files from a PC, with a nickel-metal-hydride battery.
The SSP-PD20 measures 42.8mm wide x 79.9mm high x 17.8mm deep. It weighs 46g (including batteries.) It needs an AAA battery as a power source. It includes a headphone terminal (stereo mini type) and a USB terminal. The device can play continuously for about six hours with an alkaline battery, and about 4.5 hours with a nickel-metal-hydride battery.
“Liquid Player for SANYO” and “Windows Media Player” are attached for ripping CDs (converting CDs into music file) and transferring music files. (They work on Windows only.)