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Novac's sleek MP3 Walker series DAPs

Darren Murph

Okay, so there's probably enough forgettable foreign DAPs out there to keep the tunes rolling from now 'til the end of time, and while there's little about Novak's latest lineup that stands out from the immensely saturated market, it appears to have all the basics down pat (including reasonable prices). The MP-EB101, MP-EB102, and MP-EB105 make up the Walker series, and house 128MB, 256MB, and 512MB of internal flash storage respectively. These minuscule players can play back MP3s and WMAs (but won't play nice with WMA-DRM files), and have a nifty (but probably overrated) feature that displays ID3 tags in 24 different languages on the teeny tiny LCD screen. The feature set pretty much ends there, unfortunately, as the only other notable extras here are the built-in voice recorder (with a slow mo playback option) and the ability to swap out colored faceplates ala Xbox 360. The units do last a commendable 10 hours on a single AAA battery, but you should probably carry a couple of spares with you, as there's no way to recharge your Walker via the USB 2.0 port. The perfectly average Novak offerings won't impress those looking for a mile-long list of attributes, but they do manage to look a tad better than some other oddball alternatives -- and with prices clocking in at ¥3,980 ($34) for 128MB, ¥4,980 ($42) for 256MB, and ¥6,280 ($53) for the 512MB version, you can walk away with one and not break the bank.

[Via Digital World Tokyo]

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