by Jen McPherson on April 28, 2005 in Media-Players
With so many MP3 players on the market today people are unsure what is good and what to look for. Well the Ultra 256Mb MP3 player boasts many unique features and looks to be quite promising. So, without further commentary lets begin the review!
As stated the device also has a voice recorder. You can record a blurb or even a short conversation. I myself wouldn’t use this feature much if at all, but it may be useful for recording a friend’s phone number or something important if you don’t have anything to write on. The messages can be played back by accessing the menu and scrolling down to Voice Player, and to record just scroll down to Record and push the play button, which will start recording immediately. Push the stop button to quit recording. A handy little feature that many may find useful.
Next I decided to try the email function. Of all the features on this device I find this one the least used and the most needless feature. Going into your My Computer, you can access the player’s drive icon, and you’ll be able to use the mail function under the My Tools folder. Here you input your pop and smtp info, and can write, send and receive emails. In order to even use the email client you have to have the MP3 player plugged into a PC. Now, this would be a good tool for someone wishing to check their personal email at a friend’s house, or perhaps from work. Though, only emails that allow use of pop and smtp forwarding can be used.
Most MP3 players double as a Pocket Drive, and this player is no exception. To upload image files or documents just follow the same process as you do when uploading an MP3. Its simple and easy and a great feature that I find very useful.
A feature that I am unable to test is the SD and MMC card expansion slot, for I do not have a memory stick available to do so. Even so this is good feature for those of you who wish to expand the player’s built in memory so that you can store more MP3’s and files. You can upgrade the memory from 256MB to 768MB. This is a significant increase and is a popular feature in most MP3 players today.