Archive for April 11, 2007

Brando Nano Size Digital Audio Player Review

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Reviewed by K.C. Kim
Price: $55.00
http://mobile.brando.com.hk/DigitalAudioPlayer.php

Specs
Built-in FM Radio, VOICE REC and 1GB Flash Memory
Stylish Design LIKE iPod Nano with neck strap to hang on your neck headset
Color: Black
Support MP1, MP2, MP3, WMV, ASF and WMA format
eBook Function
Convert WMV, MPG, MPEG I, MEG II and AVI to MTV format. (Software included)
Super mini size. Fashionable mp4 device to carry around
65K True Color Display
1.5″ OLED Display
Dimensions (LxWxH): 90 x 42 x 8mm
Turn on Animated Welcome
Built-in Picture Viewer
Digital Recording Function: Built-in microphone
Built-in FM Radio Tuner (88-108MHz)
The FM frequency channel can be saved. No need to search every time
Able to record radio by two recording modes: Fine REC and Long REC
Replay Mode: Manual Replay, Auto Replay
A-B Repeat. Also, you can select the replay times and replay gap
Record Mode: Long VOR, Fine VOR, Long Rec, Fine Rec
Repeat Mode: Repeat One, Repeat Folder, Repeat All, Random, Intro
Multi-language Support: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Polish and Russian
Sound Effect: Natural, Rock, Pop, Classic, Jazz, Soft, DBB
Tempo Rate: You can set the tempo rate faster or slower with MP3 Format
Sleep Time and Power Off timer
ID3 Supported (Title Display, Lyrics Display)
Built-in rechargeable Lithium battery with adaptor
Compatibility: Supported Window XP; Window ME, Window 2000
No Driver needed (except Window 98 and Window 95)
Able to create folder for file management
Audio Connector: 3.5mm headphone jack

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In the box:
1 black, mp4 audio player, Storage Size of 1GB
User Manual in English
Software CD
White, earbud style headphones
USB Cable
USB AC Power Adapter Charger

Intro: The Brando Nano Size Digital Audio Player is obviously influenced by the Apple Nano but what mp3 player company hasn’t tried copying Apple on design.

Design: No doubt the Brando Nano Size Digital Audio is almost identical to the Nano. The only difference would be the scroll wheel is not touch sensitive rather it is individual buttons.

MOVIE: With a 1.5″ screen I do not expect anyone to watch a full movie on this player. It would maybe be good at short clips and animated shorts. Also it only plays files in AMV format so not too good of quality.

MUSIC: The audio is pretty decent for the money. But can’t compare to some of the name brand players out their. Also make sure to get a decent pair of earphones as the ones included are pretty poor.

FM RADIO: This feature I would expect to be used most after audio playback. And actually offers good reception.

GAMES: Three games are including with the player: BoxMan, Bricks and Color Bead. Pretty basic games that can past the time in a pinch.

TEXT: Again a nice addition but not sure how many people would want to read a novel on such as small device.

PICTURE: Pictures look ok on the player but again limitations to the size of screen make it not worthwhile.

Record: The player can also be used a voice recorder captured at a 32kbps rate. Not too good.

Phone Book: Honestly I have my phone numbers on my cell so I don’t really need this feature. But could be useful in certain situations.

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Conclusion: The Brando Nano Size Digital Audio Player is a good value and would make a nice second player for someone. As well as being a nice gift to a son or daughter who you don’t want handling an expensive $200-$300 player.

6.5 out of 10

April 11, 2007 at 6:12 pm 4 comments


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