updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed September 5, 2007
Insignia Pilot & Sport
Best Buy's Insignia brand is gaining two new media players, the first from Best Buy with proper names. The Pilot is a 4 to 8GB player, which like the NS-DVxG, features a Bluetooth transmitter for links with various devices. It can play WMV and MPEG-4 video at 30fps, and supports a variety of audio formats, spread between Audible, MP3, OGG, WMA and WAV. Owners can also tune into FM radio, and expand their storage through an SD slot. Battery life is said to reach 25 hours for music playback.
The Sport is a 2 to 4GB model that retains many of the Pilot's features, but shrinks the screen to 1.4 inches (down from 2.4), and relies on microSD for expansion. Similarly, its video abilities are limited to MPEG-4 at 15fps. Both players should be available imminently, with the Sport costing $100-120, and the Pilot selling for $140-190. [via AnythingButiPod]