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Haier tries Wi-Fi players again with Sport model

updated 09:15 am EST, Thu December 4, 2008

Haier ibiza Rhapsody Sport

Haier on Thursday has quietly released the second generation of its Internet-capable portable media players. The ibiza Rhapsody Sport is ruggedized compared to the original player and has both a more easily gripped, rounded body as well as a weather-resistant covering that partly protects against rain or snow. The player continues to center on an 802.11g Wi-Fi link that lets it download podcasts, download unlimited songs over Real's Rhapsody to Go service, stream videos from AOL and check specific news feeds.

The device likewise still carries a 2.5-inch LCD and is customizable through Airskins, a software feature that changes both the interface color and pictures to one of multiple preset themes. An FM radio provides yet more music without having to sync with a computer.

The ibiza Rhapsody Sport is already available through Amazon and sells at a slight premium for its wireless features, coming at $179 for a 4GB edition and 8GB for $199. [via DAPreview]



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  1. jhawk95

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    Can you say FUGLY?

    What a FUGLY piece of equipment. I wouldn't buy that if it were the ONLY media player on the market, with or without WIFI!

  1. testudo

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    fugly?

    At first I thought you were talking about Amy Winehouse in the picture...

    And it isn't fugly, it's retro. It looks like those old electronic handheld games Mattel used to sell in the 80s.

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