Up-and-coming company MPIO must be doing
something right, because they're hitting back with a vengeance today, no less than ten new leaked players. Round one:
the MPIO-1 and MPIO-2 are flash players that will range in sizes from 128MB to 1GB, and will play back MP3, DRMed WMA,
ASF, and OGG Vorbis, and feature FM, line-input, and USB-On-The-Go (2.0). The MPIO-1 will feature a 65k color OLED
screen, the MPIO-2 will feature a larger 1.8-inch color TFT. And from the looks of things, they ain't too shabby in the
design department, and are certainly small enough: the MPIO-1 is a rather impressive 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.57-incher.
The followups to their moderately successful HD-200 and HD-300 players, the HDD-400 and HDD-500 are also both drive based—the HDD-400 swings the 1-inch drive angle, in either 5 or 8GB flavors, and has a 1.8-inch color LCD, and USB 2.0. The HDD-500 will come in either 20 or 40GB varieties, and will also feature a color LCD and USB-On-The-Go. Both players will play back MP3, DRMed WMA, ASF, and OGG Vorbis, as well as having FM tuners. Please continue to excuse the godawful watermarking.