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Well it has been a while since I last wrote an opinion but it feels good to be back. It looks like there have been a lot of changes here, but one thing that it is clear that has not changed is the friendliness of the members.
Anyway, I have recently purchased the new Freecom Beatman Mp3CD player which is apparently the only one of its kind. You may be thinking that you have seen hundreds of Mp3CD players so what’s new about this one. Well I will tell you. The CD's that it plays are only 8cm in diameter which lets you fit this handy little player in your pocket unlike usual Mp3CD players.
The Player: In short it is great. There is a built in anti-shock function so basically you can knock it around for ages and the CD will not jump. There us a LCD display, which shows the track number, playing time and battery life left. There are the standard playback functions including Play/On/Pause, Stop/Off, Next, Previous, Program;Repeat, Equalizer, Intro. To top it all off there is a digital sound equalizer that makes the sound quality impeccable and a rotary volume control which is really special I am sure you will agree.
The battery life is good being that of 7 hours on 2 AA batteries, which I add are included with the player. You can buy the player from a load of places but I have only seen it on the internet. The cheapest place I found was dabs.com and I am sure you will not be able to believe the price when I say it is just under £100 from dabs. From here you can also buy the Cds especially for the beatman and they work out at around £1 each.
With the player you also get In-ear headphones which aren't like the big fat ones you get on planes. Batteries are included. There is an AC adapter, a manual which is in English, but it is not hard to work out how the player works, stick in the CD and press play. Included also is one blank 8cm mini CD-R.
The CD-Rs: As I have mentioned their price is around £1, they come in their own Jewel case. It is not necessary to but the freecom CDs as the player supports 8cm audio CDs, 8cm CD-Roms, 8com CD-Rs and 8cm CD-RW. You can store 185mb of music on one CD which works out at around 210 minutes of top quality music of 128bitrate. I got the CDs from dabs.com aswell.
The Look: Well it looks pretty cool, quite a simple design but it is a see through blue colour on the top and has a black bottom.
Well thats about it all I can say is go out and but as the sound quality of these CDs is amazing and the price is good to. Just one thing make sure that you have a CD-R or CD-RW drive so that you can burn the CDs.
As always I love you comments and if you have any questions don't worry about asking.
Nothing wrong with that op, nice to see someone who has come back to writing on Ciao, it seems people are more likely to leave these days that come back, I will keep an eye on you with anticipation of the next op :) james