updated 10:05 am EDT, Mon August 27, 2007
Wolverine ESP 250GB Player
Wolverine began its week by shipping the Wolverine ESP 5250, making it the most capacious handheld media player to date. The notebook-size 250GB hard disk allows it to store as many as 80,000 songs and 500 hours of video; an optional cradle turns the device into a semi-portable DVR. FM radio is built-in and can also be captured. Photographers should be pleased with room for 125,000 photos, native RAW support for most large camera makers, and a multi-format card reader with CompactFlash, SDHC, and other newer memory standards.
Pre-recorded audio is supported in AAC, MP3, WMA, and raw CD audio form, while video is supported on the 3.6-inch screen in XviD as well as MPEG-1/4 and WMV formats. Wolverine officially lists its 250GB ESP for $650 and sells the DVR cradle separately for $70.