Hip Street 4GB MP3/MP4 Video player w/ 2.8" TouchScreen LCD - HS-3245-4GBBK
|The Hip Street HS-3245-4GB is a revolutionary MP3/MP4 Video Player with TOUCHSCREEN capability. It features a 2.8 inch Touchscreen TFT LCD display that lets you maneuver as well as view your photos and video in vivid colors and crisp quality. It plays both MP3 and WMA formats and the 4GB memory allows plenty of storage for high quality audio, image and video files. It also features FM tuner, a Re-Chargeable 3.7V 40-hour Lithium Ion battery and a micro-SD card slot to increase your storage capacity. It also comes with a built-in speaker that lets you share your music with your friends. It is compatible with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista|
Very good product. Could have been cheaper.12/22/2008
Pros: Touch Screen, Great sound clarity, In-built Loud speaker Cons: Price, Earbuds are a crap, Stylus is too short, Not compatible with SDHC memory cards, Video Converter software cannot convert certain file types. The great feature of this player is Touch screen. I was attracted by this feature alone. It works well. Another very good feature is it's in-built loud speaker. It has a very good sound clarity and loud enough for a medium-sized room. It has all other features like voice recording, Photos, FM. Coming to the cons, the price could be much less. I feel It is worth if you get it between $70 and $80. The ear buds given along with the player are very cheap. They are not at all good. You must get a better pair of ear buds if you want to enjoy the music. The Stylus is too short to hold. I ended up using my finger to touch the screen. The memory slot is not compatible with Micro SD HC(High Capacity) cards. It will support only non-HC micro cards. I was unaware of this and bought SDHC card!! The Video converter cannot convert certain types of video files like Real player videos. The manual says it can convert all files. I tried with some videos from YouTube but couldn't. I am OK with this because I mainly use it for listening to songs not watching for videos. The player is very good if you can purchase a separate set of earbuds. I will not recommend this to others because I feel it is not worth of $115.
The player works great...The only thing i would change is that you can not do more than one thing at a time. I would like to be able to look through the picture and still have the music playing, but you can't. Overall I like the player and would recommend it....
Looks great, but....12/26/2007
Pros: Large display that looks really good, good sound quality, excellent earphones Cons: No play lists, files listed in order they are copied to device, no ripping software, Touchscreen does not calibrate well (controls do not line up with their "Touch-zones"), Converted AVI's loose sync between sound and video. All in all, it is a nice device, shiny chrome. Looks almost like it is an iPhone or iTouch player. The 4G capacity, plus the availability of a microSD slot make it a good value. However, there is no software for manipulating multimedia data other than Explorer in Windows and dragging and dropping files. And it does not come with any ripping software to convert your CD's to MP3s. It is not DRM compatible either. The biggest missing feature is no support for play lists. There is no way to create one using the device, and Windows Media Player play lists do not show up when browsing using the device for music. The manual is very light, with very little information, and a lot of info missing - like how just momentarily pressing the power button brings up a touch screen calibration utility. You have to hold the button down to turn it off. There is also a carrying strap it came with that I can find no way to attach to the device. The radio works well, easy to set up manually and program in favorites. And the photos display very rich, and high quality. Summary: If you a techie, you will like it. If you have never ripped CD's or are technologically challenged, stay away from Hip Street. For more information: Visit Hip Street's web site at http://www.hipstreetonline.com/. Kobian has no reference to this item. Included Accessories: Earphones Carrying Strap AC Adapter USB Cable MiniCD software Users Manual