New Insignia PMPs – Pilot and Sport
Two days ago, all the attention was on “Beat Goes On”, Steve Jobs, and the new Apple products and services, but today is just another day in the gadgets world. Therefore, it is time to present 2 new portable media players from BestBuy.
The Insignia models have been on the market for quite some time, but I bet they aren’t popular, at least for the masses that only go for iPods, Zunes, and Zens. The reason for this unpopularity might be related to BestBuy itself and the stereotypes that people create about the store and its type of customers. Am I right? Or no?
But I digress, so getting directly into the main subject – Sport and Pilot – are the cool names of the new Insignia players.
- Pilot – with capacities from 2GB to 4GB, and a 2.4″ TFT display. It can play a good deal of audio files, such as: MP3, WMA DRM, WMA Pro, OGG, Audible, and more. Also plays video in two formats: MPEG-4 and WMV.
- Sport – same storage capacity as the Pilot, but with a smaller 1.7″ screen. Supports almost half the audio files than the Pilot does, and only plays at 15 frames-per-second, while the Pilot goes for the normal 30 FPS.
Similar features on both devices include the same battery life of 25 hours for audio (no information available for the video), FM tuner, expansion slot for SD or microSD memory cards, and Bluetooth connectivity.
– Insignia Sport – $99 (2GB) and $119 (4GB)
– Insignia Pilot: $139 (2GB) and $189 (4GB)
Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer