Ultra Products Ultra Hydra 2GB MP3 Player(Black) Review
Ultra Hydra 2 GB MP3 Player – Black
Reviewed by K.C. Kim
Sporty Hydra MP3 Player
This ultra sporty “Hydra” MP3 player looks great and is splash resistant. Play MP3 and WMA audio files, listen to FM radio or record with the voice recorder while at work or working out! The digital EQ features five preprogrammed settings. The USB 2.0 interface allows the Hydra to plug and play as a flash drive so files can easily be dragged and dropped to and from the player. Sporty and durable, the Ultra Hydra is your next portable music device.
* Memory Size: 2 GB
* Color: Black
* Interface: USB 2.0
* AAA Battery Included
* Up to 8 hours continuous playback
Use your computer’s USB 2.0 port to transfer data faster than ever. Transfer data at speeds up to 480Mbits/second.
This superb Ultra device can capture hours upon hours of your favorite music. Everywhere you go, you’ll have your customized music collection at your fingertips.
ID3 Tags Support
ID3 tags are additional information that is stored within the audio files. Such as Song title, Artist name, Album name, Year and Genre.
Supports for WMA
WMA (Windows Media Audio) File Format. Listen to all your WMA files direct from Windows Media Player. No need to convert your existing WMA files to MP3.
Listen to FM radio on the go. This device has a built in FM tuner with great reception, perfect for an evening jog or the walk to work.
Rubberized trim allows it to stand up to everyday wear-and-tear. It’s also protected against accidental splashes, though this device is not designed to be fully immersed or held under running water.
USB Flash Drive
This phenomenal Ultra MP3 player also serves the function of a power-packed USB Flash Drive. You will be able to store more files on your Ultra MP3 player as well as create new files.
This wonderful player doubles as an incredibly compact memo recorder. Record your important meetings. Create a voice recorded to-do list. Record your important thoughts as they come to you.
7 Different Language Display
Easily change the display language to any of the 7 preset languages.
Intro: Ultra Products Hydra Mp3 player is geared toward the active person who wants to take their music everywhere and anywhere. This is possible with the Ultra Hydra’s quality build quality, water resistant, and solid flash memory.
Black Earphones with earbud pads
3-Year Limited Warranty Registration Card
Design and Features: The Ultra Hydra player comes in your choice of four colors (Black, Orange, Yellow, and Pink with compacities of 1GB and 2GB. The design is quite nice and can be worn around your neck with included neck strap.
The Ultra Hydra player can be detected by most versions of Windows automatically. If need be there is a drive CD as well. Plug the USB cable into your computer, install the battery, and drag and drop your music. Can’t get easier than that. LCD display with backlight is easily viewable. Playback music in MP3, WMA, or Wav formats, or listen to the FM radio (which has excellent reception), or use the handy voice recorder. The main selling point is Splash Resistant. Outside of having the player completely submerged in water the player is very effective in withstanding rain, or a splash of water.
Ipod Shuffle (2) 1GB vs. Ultra Hydra 2GB
The most obvious comparison would be the Ipod Shuffle (2) which rules the DAP world. The Shuffle is small, sleek, and easy to use. While the Ultra Hydra is no slouch in the looks department. The Hydra is a tad larger than other DAPS in its same category. But features wise the Hydra rules. The Hydra has a long list of features such as easy replaceable battery (AAA Battery opposed to built in proprietary battery that cannot be replaced by the user), LCD display with backlight, WMA playback, USB 2.0 file transfer, built in fm tuner, and half the price of the Shuffle with double the capacity of memory.
If you want function over style then the Hydra wins by a mile.
Sound: Here is where the Ultra Hydra player shines! The Ultra Hydra player turns out clear sounds with good bass and high volume settings are more than attequate.
Battery: The battery lasts around 10 hours of playback. The nice thing is you can carry a couple of AAA batteries and swap them out. Or better yet get a rechargeable AAA battery.
Conclusion: This I would call an everyday use digital audio player. Keep your fragile Ipod’s and Zune’s at home. When you’re out and about you need a player that can withstand the conditions. And backed with a 3 year limited warranty. You can throw it in a gym bag or pocket without worries. The Ultra Hydra Mp3 Player is big on features but won’t make a dent in your wallet and offers up great sound quality. You can’t go wrong with the Ultra Hydra Mp3 Player.
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Rating 8.5 out of 10
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