updated 05:15 pm EDT, Mon September 18, 2006
Best Buy NS-DVxG
Korean-made media players only occasionally reach North America. One of their key conduits is Best Buy: the large retailer regularly imports budget electronics under its Insignia house brand, giving smaller Korean manufacturers a chance to reach a much wider audience. An example of this is the imminent NS-DVxG player, reports AVING. The small handheld is capable of running MPEG-4 video and JPEG photos on its 2.2-inch screen as well as playing the ubiquitous MP3, OGG, and WMA audio formats. No mention is made of built-in storage; the company is primarily relying on microSD cards to store files. Best Buy should begin carrying the NS-DVxG by late October, while a game download service similar to that for the new iPod is set to follow in November.