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MobiBLU Cube 2 player outperforms iPod shuffle

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Sat October 14, 2006

MobiBLU Cube 2 Player

While MobiBLU's Cube is arguably no longer the smallest music player available, the company recently updated the distinctive device to dramatically improve its appeal over simpler contenders such as the iPod shuffle. The refresh, dubbed simply the Cube 2, is the smallest multimedia player in the world, according to MobiBLU. This is borne out in the new features: thanks to a full-color (if small) OLED display, the Cube 2 can display common image file types such as JPG and PNG as well as videos transcoded to the MSV format. The player also adds OGG music to the earlier DAH-1500 model's MP3 and WMA support. MobiBLU even takes a cue from Apple's newest music-only player to save space -- the Cube 2 uses the headphone jack for power and synchronizing media with its source PC. This player supports both MacOS X and Windows and is priced to bridge the gap between basic players and larger flash units, as MobiBLU is delivering the 1GB version for $100 and 2GB for $120. Both models should be in US stores now.



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  1. Commodus

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    I'd love to try one

    The new iPod shuffle is nice, but sometimes I'd rather have a screen. If I were looking for a basic player for the gym I'd consider the $100 model - it's $50 less than the nano.

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