BLiNG! BLiNG! Full-Featured Affordable CD/MP3/FM Player


    First International Digital (FID), Inc., a Motorola spin-off and maker of the popular irock! portable audio devices, have introduced the irock! BLiNG CD/MP3/FM player. The versatile BLiNG plays MP3 CDs (CD-R and CD-RW), standard audio CDs and includes an FM radio tuner to allow users to enjoy music in their preferred format. The irock! BLiNG enables users to carry 150 MP3 songs on one CD and offers up to 15 hours of continuous playback.

    “The BLiNG player offers all the features that users want and need in an MP3/CD player, and best of all, we have managed to introduce it at a very appealing price point for consumers,” said Randy Cavaiani, Executive VP of Marketing and Sales for FID. “The BLiNG makes a great addition to our digital audio player line as we continue to provide customers with top quality audio players at the best prices in the industry.”

    The BLiNG features a sleek remote control complete with a robust FM tuner and an LCD display. A backlit three-line LCD on the main unit supports ID3 tags and displays song title, artist, bit rate and elapsed time. The user-friendly navigation system allows users to sort by album or to perform alphabetical searches. The unit also features six preset equalizer modes (Flat, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Pop and Bass) and six play modes (normal, repeat 1, repeat all, random, intro and program list) to provide the customization that consumers desire.

    Additional irock! BLiNG features include:

    – Two-Minute skip protection
    – Playback resume function — BLiNG remembers where you left off
    – Battery charger for use with rechargeable batteries or AC power
    – Hold function — no need to worry about accidentally pressing a button
    – Power save mode: 30-60 second auto shutoff depending upon mode
    – Supports bit rates from 32Kbps to 320 Kbps

    The irock! BLiNG comes equipped with High Fidelity stereo earphones, an AC/DC power adapter, a pocket/belt clip for the remote, two AA Batteries and a user’s manual. The BLiNG will be available in December at CompUSA and for an estimated retail price of $99.99. Consumers can also purchase the irock! BLiNG and other popular irock! portable audio devices at