iAUDIO G3 MP3 Player provides 50 Hours on single AA

iAUDIO G3 MP3 Player provides 50 Hours on single AA


Cowon, a portable audio manufacturer based in Korea, has announced the iAUDIO G3 today, the amazing feature on this player is the 50 hours continuous playback on a single AA battery. I believe this is the longest life for any player on the market, the name and design appear to be something Apple Computers would release, especially with the Sky White finish and battery efficiency. It will be available in 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and eventually 2GB versions. Most standard features are included, FM radio, voice and sound recording and a 4 line, 1.8-inch blue backlit display (the Cowon site says 260K colour LCD display, but the photo doesn’t show that).

These should be available by the end of this year in Korea, the prices are as follows; iAUDIO G3 256 MB: 239,000 won ($211 USD), 512 MB: 299,000 won ($265 USD), 1 GB: 369,000 won ($326 USD) and 2 GB: 499,000 won ($441 USD).

Features & Specifications

– Search speed and Skip speed set
– 5 bands EQ with user control
– Sound modes: Rag, POP, jazz and classic, User defined
– BBE, Mach3Bass and MP Enhance, 3D Surround support

– MPEG 1/2/2.5 layer 3 (8kbps ~ 320kbps) (8kHz~48kHz) VBR support
– WMA7 WMA (20kbps~ 192kbps) (8kHz~48khz)
– WMA9 CBR (5Kbps ~ 320kbps)
– VBR (average 48kbps ~ average 256kbps)
– OGG and WAV recording (OGG until Q8 support, WAV 48KHz to Stereo)

– Memory 256MB/512MB/1GB/2GB
– 1 battery AA dry cell battery (Aproximate 50 hours life)
– USB 2.0 interface with transfer speed maximum 20Mbps (upload 25Mbps)
– 8 Button (Play, REC, MODE, Menu, FF and REW, VOL +, VOL -)
– 1 switch (Hold)
– Indication 128 x 64 Full Graphic LCD
– SNR 95dB
– Output 16 Ohm, the phone: 13mW + 13mW
– Output frequency 20Hz ~ 20KHz
– Size 64.0 x 45.0 x 17.1 mm (width x height x thickness)
– Weight 36g (battery excluded)