MobiBLU’s Cubisto is essentially MobiBLU’s Cube 2 for the budget conscious.
MobiBLU’s Cubisto has the same features as the Cube 2, except for a monochrome screen (instead of a colour screen). The Cubisto is more affordable than the Cube 2: the 1 GB version has the price of $89.99, while the 2 GB model costs $109.99. Unfortunately, the Cubisto’s battery life is a reported 8 hours, 2 hours less than the Cube 2’s battery life. The Cubisto supports MP3s, WMAs, and WMA DRM formats, and will work with PlayForSure. Currently, the launch date for the Cubisto in the US is unknown.
The MobiBLU Cube 2 is available in four different colours, with memory capacity ranging from 1-2 gb. The MobiBLU Cube 2 also has WOW HD sound enhancement, a 65 k colour 0.6 inch OLED screen, FM radio and a battery life of 10 hours for audio or 5 hours for video. CNET reviewed the MobiBLU Cube 2 and gave it a “very good” rating, with 7.3/10. CNET liked the Cube 2’s cute form factor and bundle of features (FM Radio, Video Support, Voice Recording, etc), but disliked the Cube 2’s menu system, which was “a pain to navigate”, the small screen size, no simultaneous picture viewing and music listening, questionable FM reception, and “mediocre battery life”. Overall, “…the Cube will continue with this new model, the world’s smallest multimedia player. While it doesn’t offer an ideal user experience, it makes up for it in style.”
The MobiBLU is releasing a sucessor to the first MobiBLU Cube: The MobiBLU Cube 2 (how creative!).
The MobiBLU Cube 2 will have the same dimensions and weight (0.94″H x 0.94″W x 0.94″D and 0.63 oz), but will have a new menu controller (in a cross shape) and a two colour OLED screen. It will also support both WMA and MP3 formats, come in 2 or 4 gb memory capabilities, have an FM Tuner, Voice Recorder, and come in ten different vibrant colours. The leak was from MobiBLU’s Korean site; MobiBLU’s US web site has not made any formal announcement.
The EZAV EMP-700 mp3 player by MobiBlu has been dubbed the “Pebble” for its small shape, and shiny (rock-like?) appearance.
The Pebble plays mp3/wma files, has a fm radio and recorder, a 64 x 48 pixel OLED screen, and voice recorder. And obviously, it is very small, though not quite small enough -with its weight of 0.7 oz- to be one of the world’s smallest mp3 players. No word yet on the memory or cost of this Pebble mp3 player.
Do we have a new world’s smallest mp3 player? Well, it comes pretty close to the mobiBLU cube, but the mobiBLU still remains the victor (the smallest!). The mobiBLU measures .94 in by .94 in by .94 in, while the Klegg Mp3 Player measures 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches. So, the Klegg is definetly thinner, but not smaller over all. The Klegg, however, includes a one inch 4,096-color display. The memory only comes in 512 mb, but this mp3 player’s recieves kudos for cuteness of design!