Ematic eSport Clip portable media player
Portable media players – those used to be really hot, until the smartphone became really, er, smart, throwing in a slew of functions in addition to being able to keep track of your phone calls and text messages, hence rendering the average portable media player obsolete. Of course, the iPod touch is still going strong, but you surely will not see it garner as much attention as that of the iPhone or iPad, considering how those two devices are able to more than hold their own in media playback – music and video alike. Ematic thinks that the portable media player market still has some legs left, hence introducing the eSport Clip portable media player to the masses.
The eSport Clip comes with a rather tiny 1.8″ color display, which is rather disappointing since we are so used to devices with at least 3.5″ of viewing real estate to begin with. To get used to 1.8″ is definitely taking a few steps backwards, but then again, there is a reason for Ematic to do so, since the eSport Clip portable media player targets multi-taskers and people who lead an active lifestyle. It will remain hands-free, thanks to a built-in clip that allows you to attach this to your clothes. Seems to be an iPod shuffle rival, except that this has video playback capability and a color display.
As for storage space, surely you cannot expect something as small as the Ematic eSport Clip to be able to handle a huge amount of data. We are talking about 4GB of internal flash memory here, where it more or less lets you stash away up to 2,300 songs, 20 hours of video, or thousands of pictures, depending on whatever floats your boat. All files and media can be transferred using the USB 2.0 connection, although throwing in USB 3.0 would have definitely made the Ematic eSport Clip stand out of the crowd.
Apart from that, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that the Ematic eSport Clip itself comes with an integrated 5-megapixel digital camera, allowing you to capture images on the go – with the added ability to play around with digital filters. If stills are not your cup of tea, there is still the option to record video and audio, making it the ideal lecture recording device for students who want to catch forty winks. Expect to pay $29 for the Ematic eSport Clip at Walmart.com.