We’ve had a plethora of Apple wannabes flood the market, but I think this is the first Zune clone to emerge on the internet. Well, I guess we can’t exactly call it a clone, given that the Teclast T29 was announced well before the Microsoft Zune went official, and it lacks the significant function of connecting to wireless networks. In any case, the design is very similar and the T29 is now ready for market, and it will only cost you US$125 to get your hands on a four gig model.
The styling cues are unmistakably similar to the Zune, and while the T29 may lack WiFi connectivity and all that, it can easily hold its own when it comes to supporting a wide range of audio (MP3, OGG, FLAC, etc.) and video (MPG, DAT, AVI, etc.) formats. The display on this Chinese-made flash player isn’t the biggest at just 2-inches, but what that means is that the device stays quite small.
Other key features include USB 2.0, line-in, multi-lingual support, five equalizers, 3D sound effects, FM radio, text reader, and even built-in games like “Russian chunks” (Tetris?). The 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB versions of the Teclast T29 will retail in China for US$60, US$90, and US$125, respectively.