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Monday, November 19, 2007

Rhapsody Ibiza by Haier, A REAL UNBOXING and SCOOP

This is the first official review of Haier's new Ibiza Rhapsody Multimedia player. (scroll down for full factory specs!)

E-Insider recently received our review unit of Haier’s Ibiza Rhapsody 30GB player, and boy is it chock full of tech goodness!!

The first thing you notice is the up-front, laptop style touch pad. Its ideal to navigate the gorgeous OSD menu and the services provided by Rhapsody.

Its actually more intuitive than the iPod’s clickwheel, and you can adjust the scroll speed to match your preference.

It works like a laptop touchpad with no mouse buttons, just press down to select.
The screen is outstanding, with 320 x 240 high resolution and contrast screen. Much superior to the iPod 5G’s screen.

What really seperates this player from the pack and even sets it above the iPod's capabilities is the service package provided by Rhapsody. With the built-in WiFi antenna, you connect to the music service, plus AOL video!

Preliminary details of the Rhapsody service available for the Haier Ibiza Rhapsody include a $14.99 monthly subscription package with unlimited downloads, (far more affordable for power users than the $.99 per song deal at iTunes!! (how will they deal with the college students??) Addtionally there will be a group of Rhapsody channels, offering services much like XM or Sirrius's satellite packages. More service details to be released along with official product shipment debut starting at midnight tonight!

We found two models at and they say they are in stock now!!!

The 30GB will come in five colors--White Sand, Volcanic Black, Ocean Blue, Flamingo Pink, and Silver Moon--and the flash versions, coming in 4GB and 8GB capacities, will offer a choice of five: Volcanic Black, Ocean Blue, Flamingo Pink, Aqua Breeze, and Purple Sunset.

Basic specs :

2.5-inch QVGA display with 320x240 resolution
Internal, non-removable 3.7 Li Polymer battery
1.8-inch HDD
Supports A2DP/AVRCP stereo streaming Bluetooth
Dual ports: USB 2.0 High Speed mini-B and proprietary connector
Package includes noise-isolation earphones, AC charger/adapter, USB cable

Full specs lifted from official Haier Ibiza Spec sheet:

Freedom and Unlimited Choice:
Music, Videos, Photos, Podcasts, and More
Wireless On Demand Content
Wifi Players
Wifi Player
802.11 b/g
Subject to change without notice
• PC Optional
• High Speed Wireless (Wifi)
(802.11 b/g) Connection
• Support for WEP/WPA/
WPA-PSK Security
• Support for Major Hotspots
• Bluetooth Enabled
• Long Battery Life (10 Hours+)
• Internet Browser
• Free 30-Day Trial to the Rhapsody® To Go Digital
Music Service
• Video
• FM Radio
• Photos
• Podcasts (Audio and Video)
• Search Capability, Playlist Creation, Song
Queuing, Media Deletion Capability
• Wireless Connect “Hot Button”
• Click-Simple Menus
• User-Friendly Controls
• Intuitive User Interface Choice
• Automatic Menu Updates
• Customizable Screen Themes and
Content (Airskins™)
• Mini USB Port: Supports Drag and Drop
Loading and MTP
• WMDRM Compliant
• Downloading or Streaming
• Multitasking
• Simple Touchpad Alpha-Numeric Navigation
* All new services added after launch are delivered OTA automatically.
• AOL Video
• Support for MPEG4, WMV, M4V, AVI, H.264, MPG
• Video Playback (side-loaded content): Supports all
major download services (WMDRM compliant) via the PC
• AOL-Branded Free and Premium Video via Side Loading
• Examples of Anticipated Content:
Amazon Unbox Video Service (2008)
Music Videos from Major Labels (2008)
CNN News Video (2008) (2008)
IN2TV (2008) Radio
• FM Radio Tuner for Local Programming
• Easy Digital Station Selection & Indicator
• Tune in to Rhapsody Channels for Your Favorite Music
Played with No Interruptions
• FM Radio RDS Service (2008)
• Examples of Anticipated Content:
Shoutcast Internet Radio Service (2008)
Podcasts & More AOL Radio (2008)
• Free, Auto-Updated News and Info
(Multimedia) Podcasts
• Direct Links to 1000+ Categorized Popular Podcasts
• User-Imported Photo and Video Groups
• Drag & Drop Videos and Pictures from
other (USB) Sources
• User-Managed Browser Shortcuts (URLs)
• Share-Users can use Bluetooth and Wired
Headset Simultaneously
• Rhapsody To Go 30-Day Free Trial Included
• Unlimited Access to Millions of Songs
• Non-Stop, Ad-Free Rhapsody Channels in Every Genre
• Instant Playlist Based On Your Listening Habits
• Match your iTunes Library; No Need for Duplicate Tracks
• Support for WMA, AAC, WAV, MP3
• Device Accepts Side-loaded Music in Multiple Formats
(e.g., MP3 ) Directly from PC Libraries
• Play 25 Free Full-Length Songs and Access 20 Free
Rhapsody Channels Every Month without a Subscription
Processor: Freescale iMX31: 532 Mhz
Display: Samsung 2.5" QVGA LCD
320 x 240, High Color
60Hz refresh rate
Storage: 30GB, 1.8" HDD, 4 GB & 8 GB Flash Drive
Battery: 3.7 Li Polymer
Wifi: 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: Supports Bluetooth 2.0 specification
Input: Touch sensor with button
Quick Connect button
Playback controls
Dedicated volume controls
Ports: USB 2.0 High Speed mini-B
1/8" Stereo headphone with composite
Advanced docking connector
Unit Dimensions: (4-1/8"H x 2-3/8"W x 5/8"D HDD) x (3/8"D Flash)
4.8 ounces HDD Units, 3.0 Ounces Flash Units
1 Year limited manufacturer’s warranty, including parts and labor
Haier Accessories Color Options
• Earphones (included) 30 GB HDD Flash Drive
• AC Charger/Adaptor (included)
• USB 2.0 Transfer Cable (included)
• Travel Cases (optional)
• Docking Station (optional)
• FM Car Charger (optional)
• Bluetooth Headset (optional)
• Speaker Docks (optional)
• Protective Gel Skin (Included)

Haier America 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
ibiza is a trademark of Haier America Trading, LLC.
© 2007 Haier America Trading, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Rhapsody free trial is available to new customers of Rhapsody only and cannot be used with a current Rhapsody account or with any other special offers. Offer valid for U.S. residents only.
Users must accept standard terms and conditions. Rhapsody and the Rhapsody logo are registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks herein is under license.
Varia, Varia Mobile, SmartScreens, and the Varia Mobile logo are trademarks of Varia Mobile, LLC.
AOL Video, AOL®, and the AOL Logo are trademarks of AOL LLC.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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Blogger NzoMatrix said...

Thanks for the complete specs on the player.

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