Latte ICE MP4 player Review

February 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm 36 comments

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Reviewed by KC Kim
http://lattefone.com/index.htm
Starting at $69.99

Detailed Specifications

Port:
1) Communication: USB2.O high speed
2) Input and Output: 3.5 mm earphone output

Capacity:
1) Memory: 2GB, 4GB
2) External Expandable Memory Slot: Micro SD up to 128MB-2G

Display:
1) Size: 2.8 inches QVGA
2) Resolution: 320*240
3) Tag language: Multi languages
4) Menu language: Multi languages
5) Menu system: Image menu and text menu

Supportable file formats:
1) Audio: MP3, WMA
2) Video: AVI/MPEG (Crystal Clear Video)
3) Record: WAV
4) Picture: JPEG

Power and playing time:
1) Battery capacity: 3.7V/550mAH lithium ion battery
2) Video playing time: 3-4H
3) Audio playing time: 6-8H
4) Recording time: About 10H

Voice record:
1) Sampling rate: 8KHz/16KHz
2) MIC record format: WAV (32Kbps/64Kbps)
3) Record method: MIC record
4) Recording time: Max. 32H (512MB capacity)

Audio play:
1) Max. output power of earphone: L10mW+R10mW(32 ohms)
2) MP3 bit rate: 64Kbps-384Kbps
3) WMA bit rate: 64Kbps-320Kbps
4) Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
5) SNR: 85dB
6) Distortion: 0.06%

EQ system:
1) Built-in EQ: Normal, 3D, Rock, Pop, Classic, Self-defined, Bass, Jazz
2) Self-defined EQ: Available

Video play: (Crystal Clear Video)
1) Frame: 24 Frames
2) Resolution: 320*240
3) Format: AVI
4) Encoding: XVID
5) Converting tool: AVI Converter Setup V3.0

FM radio:
1) Receiving frequency range: 78MHz-108MHz
2) Saved channel no.: 30
3) Max. output power of earphone: L10mW+R10mW (32 ohms)
4) SNR: 45dB

Supportable systems:
1) Operation System: Supports WIN98 (requires installation of driver ); XP/WIN2000 (Driver not required)

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What’s included:
Player, Stereo Earphone, USB Cable, Charger, Utility CD, Maual, Warranty card

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Intro: Having reviewed the Latte Neon M3 I have high hopes for Latte’s next Mp4 player the Latte ICE. And I can’t be more impressed. This is the second Latte MP3 I have reviewed. And it very well may be the best.

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Design: The Latte ICE is made of full on metal body which offers maximum durability. Built like a tank but slim as the slimmest mp3 players on the market. The ICE offers both style and durability.
Functions:

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Video: Video playback was smooth with a frame rate of 24fps I didn’t notices any stuttering or artifacts on the screen. With a 2.8” QVGA screen I highly recommend this player for movie viewing. Something I could not say for players that have small screens. Conversion is easy with the included avi converter.

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Music: Like all latte players this one has excellent audio quality. And is comparable to other budget MP4 players. Also there is a built-in EQ to suit your music genres (Normal, 3D, Rock, Pop, Classic, Self-defined, Bass, Jazz)

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Pictures: With such as large beautifully screen this makes pictures look great. I use it as portable photo album on the go to show to friends.

Speaker: Built in speaker is always a great feature. I mean I have the iPod Touch which costs over $300 and it lacks a built in speaker. So it’s nice to have this feature that is often overlooked. I much prefer the built speaker than listening using earphones.

GUI: The interface on the Latte ICE may be one of the best I’ve seen on a MP4 player. Large big icons make the interface simple to use for everyone with no learning curve. Perfect for the non techie who get’s frustrated with some of the interfaces for other players.

Battery life: Battery life is a respectable 6-8hrs of audio and 4-5hrs of video.

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Conclusion: Latte Communication yet again has a winner with the Latte ICE Multimedia player. It features a huge 2.8” screen perfect for movie watching, excellent sound quality, built in speaker, expandability with miniSD slot and simple to use interface makes this a must buy for first time buyers.

9 out of 10

Buy it now Latte Communications Ice 4 GB Video MP3 Player (Silver)

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36 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Latte ICE Reviewed  |  February 26, 2008 at 8:25 pm

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  • 2. Mick Webber  |  April 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Does the Latte Ice have A/V out capability or can you only view videos on the Ice itself?

    Thanks,

    Reply
  • 3. KC Kim  |  April 11, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    The Latte ICE does not have tv out. But the next generation of MP4 players will have tv out. So if you want advance features wait a couple months and there will be plenty of options.

    Reply
  • 4. Joe Shmo  |  April 12, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Bought Latte ICE 4gb – cannot create a playlist. This is no problem with songs, but I put on ICE Spanish lesson in new directory named as 001-lesson1, 002-lesson2 etc – it still playes it randomly.
    I am going to return it – looking for 4gb (or more simple mp3 player with a playlist – any recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Joe

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  • 5. xavier juarez  |  April 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    I was just wonder where to go to download or purchase some movies for the latte ice.

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  • 6. monica  |  May 22, 2008 at 9:38 am

    it is have a games installed?

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  • 7. MR.Ming  |  May 31, 2008 at 10:06 am

    I have some kind of this at home.

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  • 8. mr. gee  |  July 15, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    i just purchased one and have very high hopes..
    it looks good and was not to expensive, i like it.
    thank you latte.

    Reply
  • 9. tiago moreira  |  August 11, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Hello
    you send to Brazil

    Reply
  • 10. mangtas  |  August 28, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I love my 4gig version but what i dont get is why you cant charge it at the same time when you’re watching a video or listening to music….Is there a fix for it? I work 10hr shifts at my job so it sucks not being able to charge it while i watch movies on it.
    Can someone drop me an email if there is something im missing?
    mangtas83@yahoo.com

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  • 11. phong  |  November 11, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    i got one of those but it doesn’t come with a cd
    so wat do i do

    Reply
  • 12. glen  |  December 12, 2008 at 1:06 am

    can you download games on the 2gb latte ice

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  • 13. Bob the Clown  |  December 22, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Have there been any major problems with the Ice like dead batteries, screen flaws, or mini sd not working?
    Thank You

    Reply
  • 14. Aaron Matthews  |  December 26, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Please someone help i have the 8gb one and can u get more games on it if you know please contact me at tjames25@live.com with and how to get more games

    Reply
  • 15. Paul  |  December 26, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I can’t get my computer to recognize the Latte. Software is installed, but get message of unknown device not compatible. Has anyone had this problem? How do I solve it?

    Reply
  • 16. felix  |  January 5, 2009 at 5:23 am

    the resolution is very good, even that is durable for its robust features. screen is perfect to see the videos … ate it with ice latte and aaahhh pressure is unbelievable. see you later. felix montero merida venezuela…

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  • 17. Mick  |  January 14, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I have the 8G Latte, but haven’t been able to convert video files despite using the AVI Converter software that came with the player.

    The files show the conversion, but when I try to play them, the picture is scrambled. All I see is a mass of colors. I’ve also tried playing files that are already in AVI format, but the same thing happens.

    Any suggestions?

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  • 18. Riri  |  January 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

    hey i was wondering if you knew anything about the Latte iPearl?
    Does that mp3 have a built-in speaker?
    would you recommend that mp3 ?
    thankyou! & could you send a email to me – reply, please? (:

    email: frenchvanillalove@sbcglobal.net

    THANKYOUSOMUCH! ❤
    i’m hoping to hear from you soon! ;D

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  • 19. gerry  |  March 14, 2009 at 10:30 am

    One feature missing from Ice is when your listening to a long mp3 such as an e-book, you can’t pause and come back later and resume from where you left off. Very inexpensive mp3 players have that ability. It is very disappointing.

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  • 20. reddy  |  April 22, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Good review , here I also have a good share , that is : Tradestead
    there are many kinds of beautiful and powerful cosnumer electronics that you can easily find out what ever you need!

    Reply
  • 21. Linda Zent  |  July 4, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I bought a latte ice, new, not refurbished, from Overstock.com. It is 8 gb. I got ear phones in a nice mesh sack, the latte ice itself, a card for free music, power cord, usb cord, but no cd for drivers, information, I need to find out how to convert files to avi for video.

    I’ve had it for a few weeks now, would like to use it, any help would be totally appreciated. Is the cd helpful, is there a how-to manual on it? Why wasn’t it in the package?
    Linda

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  • 22. Linda Zent  |  July 4, 2009 at 6:42 am

    21. Linda Zent | July 4, 2009 at 6:41 am
    I bought a latte ice, new, not refurbished, from Overstock.com. It is 8 gb. I got ear phones in a nice mesh sack, the latte ice itself, a card for free music, power cord, usb cord, but no cd for drivers, information, I need to find out how to convert files to avi for video.

    I’ve had it for a few weeks now, would like to use it, any help would be totally appreciated. Is the cd helpful, is there a how-to manual on it? Why wasn’t it in the package?
    Linda

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  • 23. J. Snowden  |  July 15, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Well we purchased this item for Xmas, mainly used it for the Tetris game on it. Guess what it’s dead now 7 months later. Yes we usued it alot for Tetris, downloaded music, but only used it as a music player 2 – 3 times. Wow what a waste of money.

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  • 24. poul  |  September 12, 2009 at 1:02 am

    could somebody to tell me please how and from where to download the games to my latte? is it possible? thanks a lot. my email is edmik@msn.com

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  • 25. Hector Mendez  |  December 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    What other games does this mp3 player have? Can you put your own games?

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  • 26. melissa  |  March 27, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    omg tat is cool im getting one!

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  • 27. Sam Showalter  |  April 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I love my Latte Ice 8G, however it’s rechargable battery is now dead – is there a replacement? and from where?

    Reply
    • 28. Robyn  |  November 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

      Same happened with mine….battery is dead.

      Reply
  • 29. Sophira  |  November 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I was never ever ever able to get the avi converter to work and to get movies onto my latte. I just kept getting errors. Then I lost the disk to convert!!! Is there anywhere to download it and get troubleshooting help?

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  • 30. ashley  |  December 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Is there any way to turn the speaker off? Thanks

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  • 31. Laura Bubler  |  March 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I have tried saving songs under FAVORITES, but whenever I turn the power off, anything that I have saved under FAVORITES is deleted. How do I permanently save my files?

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  • 32. Laura Bubler  |  March 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I have tried saving songs under FAVORITES, but whenever I turn the power off, anything that I have saved is deleted. How do I permanently save my files?

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  • 33. Laura Bubler  |  March 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I have tried saving songs under the FAVORITES file, but whenever I turn the power off it seems to delete everything I have saved under that file. How can I permanently save my music on the FAVORITES file?

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  • 34. runningwolf  |  October 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

    hi how are you i have a latte ice mini sd #s/n:lticenv7f0229 so i need a utility cd so i can program it on my comper were can get one for this and if you have a web sit so i can downloading the utility cd so i can download this ok thak you joe

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