Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player One of the cool things about running a gadget site is we always have tax deductible excuse to buy stuff and one of the even cooler things is we often get sent stuff to review for free. When correspondence turn up I always seem to have acquaintances who were never interested in writing before but are now more than willing to be a reviewer, so thanks go to Mark for his really unbiased review of the Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player(and yes you can keep it ).
Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player
OK â€“ first a caveat to this review. One of the main reasons for predilection Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player over others on the market was its advertised ability to play Ogg Vorbis files. life a Linux user at home, a lot of my collection is in this format and it was nice to find a player that would not force me to exchange my stuff to Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player before I could play it. Even if, Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player has since transpired that the firmware upgrade required to make it play Ogg files has not yet been unrestricted and I will have to wait. So, I will post an update to this when I can play Ogg files to make it a complete review and my opinion of the Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player has been tarnished a small bit by this mis-advertising. With that disclaimer over, on with the review:
What you get in the box:
The Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player itself, the knife outer casing, a separate cap for the Swissbit S.Beat 1Gb MP3 Player (so you can take it on a plane without being paid arrested for life a terrorist), an in-line remote, headphones and an arm-band holder.
What I like:
- It is small and light so doesn’t get in the way when you are exercising.
- Its a knife as well as music player!
- 1 Gb capacity is sufficient for plenty of music and podcasts.
- Sound quality
- 8 hour battery life (it recharges when plugged into your USB port)