Packard Bell AudioStar

Here lies proof that absolutely every company is bound by law to throw an offering into the tiny DAP ring: Packard Bell is offering this AudioStar coin-sized voice recorder and MP3 player. Weighing in at 49 grams, the unit does have PlaysforSure support so can do the DRM WMA thing from the usual subscription services suspects like Napster et al. Its 1.8-inch color LCD will display photos and video, although you'll have to first encode any video into PB's proprietary "MTV" format — no, we're not kidding, and god knows we wish we were. Battery life won't wow anyone at 10 hours, but nevertheless Packard Bell fanboys can walk off with this 1 GB wonder for the low, low price of $190.

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