Freecom Mini CD / MP3 player

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Freecom Mini CD / MP3 player

Freecom introduces the Freecom Beatman Mini CD/MP3 player, the first of its kind. Its small size, hardly bigger than the Mini CD medium itself, and it...

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Review of "Freecom Mini CD / MP3 player"

published 21/05/2002 | benjitheconquerer
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Pro It can read mp3's digitally recorded.
Cons it sucks up battery power like a bitch
Sound Quality
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Look & Design
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"No need for a crap title"

The beatman is designed to play mini cd's which are just a smaller version of a cd, they have a 185MB of capacityand roughly i think it works out to be about 210 minutes worth of music. Because they are just smaller versions of cd's they are cheaper than mini disks and they are sold in most computer shops.

The actual shape is aesthetically interesting with a transparent blue cover with a simple interface which has the basic stop, play fast forward and rewind. On top of this there are funciotns such as repeat, program, intro and eq.

The player has a useful 40 seconds of anti shock adn the player also comes with a free adapter which means you can plug it into the back of your stereo without having to waste money on batteries. THe main down point of the beatman is the actual amount of battery power it consumes i a short time so i recommend rechargeables. It claims to last for roughly 7 hours and thats using the most advanced barrteries around so it can begin to break the bank.

The freecom beatman is definate buy because it is around £100 and is reasonably easy to use.

THe last mention is that when i first got mine the player constantly kept switching off regardless of the battery power and i found that the connection between the two batteries in the battery compartment.

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  • robertetheridge published 21/05/2002
    Naughty title! Cheers - RE
  • tomok published 21/05/2002
    I have to agree with Emma below, a bit more detial and this would be a VH opinion :~)
  • emmamanchy published 21/05/2002
    A little more detail is needed here.if you add more info i will happliy re-rate,just leave a message in my guestbook.Emma xx
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Product Information : Freecom Mini CD / MP3 player

Manufacturer's product description

Freecom introduces the Freecom Beatman Mini CD/MP3 player, the first of its kind. Its small size, hardly bigger than the Mini CD medium itself, and its low weight make it the perfect music device to carry with you. Plus it looks extremely cool too! The Freecom Beatman meets all standards you can expect from a portable CD/MP3 player. The high-quality technology and the anti-shock mechanism ensure continuous trouble free playing. You won't miss a beat! Download music files from the Internet or convert your CDs into compressed audio format. Burn up to 210 minutes of music on one Mini CD-R- with your CD writer. Play your music on your Beatman and exchange your songs with friends. The Freecom CDRW Internal IDE 12x10x32 burns a CD in less than 8 minutes (12 speed) and comes with a plentiful 2 MB buffer. It features a comprehensive software suite, media etc. for the best possible price. Write, rewrite and read CDs on every PC. This is an ideal upgrade solution for desktop PC users and larger corporate departments, who want to write, rewrite and share data- photo-, audio- and video files. It is also for those, who require removable, online add-on storage, backup/archiving or want to replace their floppies or Zip drives. Thanks to IDE this internal Freecom drive can be connected to every PC! This bundle contains Freecom Beatman mini CD/MP3 player, Freecom CDRW Internal IDE 12x10x32 BurnProof and 25 Freecom Mini CD-R's (185 MB/210 min).

Product Details

Product Description: Freecom Beatman with CDRW Internal IDE 12x10x32 BurnProof - mini CD player - mini CD

Product Type: Mini CD player Mini CD/MP3

Media Content Source: Mini CD

Media Type: CD-RW, CD-R

Enclosure Colour: Black, blueberry

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.5 cm x 10.3 cm x 2.9 cm

Weight: 170 g

Playback Digital Standards: MP3

Localisation: English

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Built-in Display: LCD

Audio Specifications: CD - Response Bandwidth - 100 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 80 dB

CD System: Slot-load

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud - stereo

Battery: 2 x battery - AA type - Alkaline


MPN: 17064

Product Type: Mini CD player

Digital Player Type: Mini CD/MP3

Width: 9.5 cm

Depth: 10.3 cm

Height: 2.9 cm

Weight: 170 g

Enclosure Colour: Black, blueberry

Enclosure Material: Plastic

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3

Localisation: English

Audio System

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Digital Sound Processor (DSP): Yes

DSP Preset Qty: 3

DSP Presets: Classic Concert, Jazz, Rock

Equaliser: Yes

Audio Specifications: CD - Response Bandwidth - 100 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 80 dB

Features: Battery level indication, pause function

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD

CD System

Type: Mini CD / MP3 player

Media Load Type: Slot-load

Playback Modes: Programme play, intro scan, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat

Supported Bit Rate: 32 - 320Kbps

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

Shockproof Memory: 40 seconds

CD Track Programming: Yes

CD-R/CD-RW Compatible: Yes

CD-RW Compatible: Yes

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3


Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Frequency Response: 18 - 20000 Hz


Connector Type: Headphones ¦ DC power input


Power Device: Power adapter - external


Battery: 2 x battery - AA type - Alkaline

Included Qty: 2

Run Time (Up To): 7 hour(s)


Listed on Ciao since: 02/12/2001