Stay-At-Home Mom’s Be Prepared To Join The Music Revolution With The Age Of The MP3 Player
These lightweight, economical portable jukeboxes are showing up everywhere. The MP3 player is the newest rage first among electronic enthusiasts, or electrophobes but now the MP3 is a must have everybody.
The need for a MP3 player is escalating among joggers, stay-at-home moms. The MP3 craze has reached the masses who want more and more music. They want to download their entire collection
of music into their player. A music junkie can have thousands of songs stored in one MP3 player. These portable, wireless wizards of entertainment have the ability to store organize and play digital music on demand.
The MP3 player has created so much mass appeal that the introduction of the MP3 player created an entirely new industry of highly profitable paid download sites. The popularity of MP3 players has exploded forcing manufacturers to become alarmed and jumping to find new uses for these products. Podcasting is one of the newest applications for the MP3. Some manufactures have incorporated an mP3 player into a telephone.
Podcasting is like a radio program or even TV like feeds are automatically downloaded into the MP3. The word Podcast refers to the most popular MP3 makers. That is the Apple Ipod. All MP3’s can
store several hours of podcasts to be played at the owners discretion. You can find thousands of podcasts in dozens of categories. You can download a Podcast on almost any subject because there
are podcast about art, comedy, academic subjects, entertainment and politics and this is just a partial list of what is available.
There are three main types of digital audio players:
1) MP3 CD Players
A MP3 CD player (Philips Expanium) devices play CDs.
Often they can play both audio CDs and homemade
dataCDs that have MP3 or other digital audio files.
2) Flash-based Players (iBox Mediaman)
are solid state devices that hold digital
audio files on internal or external media like
3) Hard Drive-based Players or Digital Jukeboxes
An embedded hard drive-based player (Apple iPod)
These devices read digital audio files from a
hard drive. These players have higher capacities,
ranging from 1.5GB to 100GB, depending on the
hard drive technology.
The Apple iPod and Creative Zen are examples
of the popular digital jukeboxes.
Of course, the Apple’s iPod is the
most popular MP3 player. But there is a
surprising new competitor for this market.
Surprisingly, a Korean company by the
name of Cowon American, part of a Korean
multimedia giant,was chosen as the second
most popular MP3 player in a gallup poll
like survey. It looks like Cowon may
be a big player in the MP3 market.
Their MP3 players are sold under the name
iAudio. Some of the iAudio. The popularity
of the iAudio was contributed to the fact
that the player is compatible with some
of the music subscription services.
Hower, a CNET review of the Cowan system seems to
think that the Ipod may still win the MP3 war.
“The bottom line states the reviewer, “The
great-sounding Cowon iAudio X5 looks like
an iPod killer on paper, but this palm-size
music and video player suffers from mediocre music
browsing and some key design missteps”.