Digital Mind Corp’s DMC 8280, 30GB Digital Audio Player

Digital Mind Corp’s DMC 8280, 30GB Digital Audio Player

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Digital Mind Corporation today announced their new hard-disk based MP3 player with plenty of storage but without the hefty price tag. The DMC 8280 will come with 30GB of storage and measures in at 3.9 X 2.6 X 0.7 inches and weights 6.3 ounces.

The player supports MP3, WMA, and OGG file formats as well as DRM encoded files from your favorite online music store. In addition it can record straight off the built-in FM tuner or built-in voice recorder. Battery life for the device estimated to be 15 hours of continuous playback, and unlike the iPod, this battery is user replaceable. Not only does it play and record audio, but it has built in PIM (personal information management) functions such as a contact list and calendar which can be synchronized directly from Microsoft Outlook.

The DMC 8280 will feature a low price of $299, which is the same price as Apple’s budget iPod but the 8280 has the leg up with FM tuner, voice recording, and 10 GB more storage. You can order the player straight from Digital Mind’s website seen here.

You may recall back in October of 2004 when Digital Mind Corp. hit a worlds first with their release of the massive 100 GB digital audio player.

Specifications:

* Digital Audio Format : MPEG 2 and MP3 (8-320Kbps.Vbr), WMA (32-192Kbps), and Ogg Vorbis
* File System : FAT 32
* Capability : 20 or 30 GB
* Hard Disk Type : 1.8″, Low Power HDD, ATA I/F
* Buffer Memory : 16MB
* MP3 Encoding (64kbps – 192kbps)
* FM Tuner & FM recording – 10 presets
* Navigation: by ID3 tag and by folder
* Support Windows DRM
* Firmware upgradable via USB
* Voice Recording (64kbps)
* Playback Time: 15 hours
* Display : 160 x 160, with Backlit LCD
* Rechargeable 1400 mAH Li-Ion battery
* ID3 Tag : Ver 1.0/1.1/2.0 supported
* Multi-Language supported – English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Scandinavian, Chinese, Simple Chinese, Japanese
* Equalizer(EQ) with over 20 presets
* Playback Mode : Single, Directory, All, A <-> B repeat, Shuffle
* Music Management : Play List(M3U), Bookmark, Search, Tree view
* Personal Information Manager (PIM) and Calendar can sync up to Microsoft Outlook
* User Interface : Text View, User’s Logo Display(*.BMP)
* Four preset games (Tetris, Snake, Othello, and Sokoban)
* PC Interface : USB 1.0/1.1/2.0, Mass Storage Device
* OS : Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP & MAC
* Audio Input : Line-in, Built-in microphone
* Audio Output : HeadPhone Out
* S/N Ratio : 90dB
* Frequency Range : 20Hz – 20KHz
* Dimension : 4″ x 2.6″ x 0.75″
* Weight : 6 oz

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