If you consider yourself “too unique” to carry around an iPod, check out the DAH-1500i – the world’s smallest MP3 player. How small is it? Really freakin’ small – try 0.94″ x 0.94″ x 0.94″ (or 24mm x 24mm x 24mm).
I4U News: “The sound quality is very good actually. There is also a sound boost option in the music menu to enhance the output. Not really necessary to switch that one on. Additionally 6 equalizer settings are available to choose from, plus a user definable equalizer setting. I got several emails already asking questions about the quality of the sound and the overall quality of a device that small. To give a quick answer: the quality is surprisingly good.”
PC Magazine: “What’s just slightly bigger than a caramel, lets you rock out to radio hits or 1GB of your favorite music, can make its own recordings, and is available at Wal-Mart? The bite-size, full-featured MobiBLU DAH-1500i is billed as the “world’s smallest” digital audio player, and we’re pretty sure that’s true—for now, at least. And it does a lot more than just play MP3s. We’re so impressed with the DAH-1500i that while we were testing it, our iPod shuffle started whining and giving us puppy-dog eyes.”
CoolTechZone: From a performance standpoint, the audio quality was amazingly impressive. We had our doubts before testing, but the audio quality proved to be crystal clear and standard configurations worked quite well, which are a delightful bonus for a player this size. MobiBLU is one of the many companies with hyped products, but it’s nice to see a company that meets the hype and actually reveals a quality product, at least when it comes to overall audio performance.
Pros: Small and light. excellent sound, good recording capabilities
Cons: Battery life
AUDIO FORMATS: MP3 (MPEG 1/2-Layer 2/3, 16-320Kbps}, WMA (Microsoft Windows Media Audio, 32-192Kbps), and new formats by Firmware upgrade
BUILT-IN MEMORY: 256MB / 512MB / 1GB
PLAY TIME: 16 hours with WMA (64Kbps) or 8 hours with MP3 (128Kbps) per 256MB
HEADPHONE OUTPUT POWER : 16 O / 15mW
AUDIO OUTPUT FREQUENCY : 20Hz ~ 20KHz
AUDIO SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO : 90dB
FM FREQUENCY : 87.50MHz – 108.00MHz
FM SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO : 50dB
PC INTERFACE : USB 1.1
DOWNLOAD SPEED : Max. 6Mbps
AVAILABLE COLOR : Blue, Black, and Pink for all storage sizes
POWER SUPPLY : Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery
BATTERY LIFE : Approximately 17 hours – testing was closer to 10.
DIMENSIONS : 0.94″ x 0.94″ x 0.94″
24mm x 24mm x 24mm
WEIGHT : 0.63 Ounces (18 Grams)
Bottom Line: If you are looking for something different, the MobiBlue DAH-1500i is an excellent choice. It holds 512 MB – 1GB of songs, and its price point is comparable to the shuffle. It delivers and excellent sound and, most importantly, it just looks cool.
Posted by Sean