updated 03:35 pm EST, Tue December 5, 2006
Yoto V200 Media Player
Aiming at the same market as the Clix, Yoto today previewed its V200 media player. The Chinese model is yet more streamlined than its iRiver challenger and shifts all controls to the sides of the player, shrinking its form beyond the Clix despite its larger 2.4-inch screen. Its dimensions are not a limiting factor in its features, Yoto claims. The V200 is capable of playing DivX and H.264 content at a full 30 frames per second and will also read eBooks as well as JPEG photos. Internal memory is limited to 1GB of flash storage; however, the player contains a miniSD card slot that can enlarge its total capacity by an extra 2GB. Crucially, Yoto says its new player will ship for only 399 yuan ($51) when it debuts in February, making it one of the least expensive full-function media players available worldwide.